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2006 hhr I pulled on the shifter thinking it was running, and had the key in. But i didnt have it in and i quess I pulled it so hard now it will go in to park but key will not come out and i can turn car on and off but ,radio and lights stay on because i cant turn key all the way off. Please help.

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Turn the steering wheel slowly left and right and at the same time turn the key slowly back and forth. be care to not use alot of force or you will break the key.... please rate this

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