Over the last month or so, my key will not turn in the ignition when i'm trying to turn the car off. the ignition refuses to turn into the off positon, but i can move it forward all the way, where it makes that grinding noise, and then the key comes out and the car turns off.
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is your stereo the OEM (factory original) model? Does the car have a factory-installed anti-theft system? If the answer to both is Yes, you may have a logic conflict since many anti-theft systems go to and through the car's stereo. If you still have the original owner's manual, check the section on anti-theft or security systems. It may list a reset procedure that returns the system to factory defaults. If you have an aftermarket anti-theft system, you may have to disable it until troubleshooting and repair processes have been accomplished. Incidentally, by the car sitting without a battery for five years, all E-prom programming may have been degraded or lost. As for the volume increasing, some GM/Delco radios have a volume compensation feature that increases volume levels as speed increases.
Your ignition seems to be jammed , tublers and teeth worn, if your wheel is not locked then it is not your wheel locking device. Try your spare key if you have one, if not most likely ignition lock needs replacing, keep me informed of progress and if this helped, thanks your fixya man mike
I have towed several of these with same problem. Sounds like to me it needs to go back in for the ignition switch again. Unless it's not going into park. If it's not going into park it would be a shift linkage issue and needs to be adjusted. Chris J.C. Towing & Recovery
Either the key is worn, the lock barrel is worn or the steering lock is engaged.
The last one can be solved by pulling down or pushing up one side of the steering wheel as you try to turn the key; this tales the load off the steering lock allowing it to disengage.
The only other fix is to try any spare keys which you have for the car. If they work then your main key needs to be replaced. If not then you need to have the ignition key barrel and possibly the entire steering lock assembly professionally replaced. As your car is an older model a garage may be able to permanently disable your steering lock as a cheaper fix if that's where the issue lies, but you'll then find that your insurance company will want to increase your premiums or even refuse cover. If your keys are chipped immobiliser keys then they may all need to be reprogrammed to the car as part of the repair job.
Try turning the steering wheel while trying to turn the ignition. Didn't work? Can you remove the key? Use some WD40 with the tube and spray a little in. Put the key in, pull it out, repeat several times. Put the key in and wiggle the ignition lock back and forth.(try while wiggling the steering wheel back and forth, too.) Still won't move? Try pulling the key out just a small fraction of an inch and try turning the ignition.
Still no solution, time to give up and call a locksmith.