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Ignition stuck in the on position I have a 2001 Jimmy, and the key will not turn all the way off, the key remains in. This doesn't happen everytime...only when I'm in a hurray. Ideas?

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    I have A problem thats a little like that I was in my school parking lot and the key would not come out and the battery light stayed on I had to go home and like 2 hours later I went out to start it and I went to shut it off and tryed to take the key out and it came out. But I don't know why it's doing this!

  • 000010 Oct 22, 2008

    I just got to school and I went to take the key out and it wouldn't come out so I had to drive all the way home and it still wouldn't come out and the battery light was on and wouldn't go off. Like 2 hours later I went out to start it and went to take it out and it came out. But I don't know why this is doing it!

  • 2004NOEL Nov 25, 2008

    key stuck in ignition only sometimes, but killing my battery if i don't disconnect battery

  • Mike Lundgren Dec 25, 2008

    My daughters 2001 Bravada has the problem of getting the key stuck after turning the key to the engine off position. The key will not move from this position until you have disconnected the positive battery terminal over night, or at least that is what I did. The key came out- I put it back in though and drove it around the block and it got stuck again is their a cheap solution to this problem does any one know?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009




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I have a similar problem with my 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. The car will turn on just fine, but when I turn it off, the ignition won't turn past the ACC position. I use graphite spray to lubricate the ignition key hole and it seems to temporarily resolve the issue (it didn't fix the problem and the issue seems to get worse over time.) I have a feeling, the problem is with dirt or rust deposits in the ignition lock. I'm going to try cleaning the key hole with a light oil solvent, followed by some canned air to blow out the residue. Then a light coat of graphite spray. I'll post results. (replacement parts are 119.00 bucks for my car, so...let's try the 10 dollar solution first.)

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