Question about 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Your problem is a solenoid Worth about 500 bucks in your steering column there is a small cover on the bottom of your steering column take this cover off and stick a pen up inside to push the button in this will release your key. a permanent solution is to jam something inside to hold the button in all the time. it wont hurt anything i've had mine like this for over a year
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
I had a stuck key also in a 2005 chevy colbolt and the trans.lock out button on the gear shifter won't pop out this completes the circuit to the ignition lock out solenoid. I removed the cover on the bottom of steering column and removed the lock out solenoid to the ignition switch.If you do this remember to put
transmission in park from now on before removing the key.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
It won't hurt anything unless you forget to put your car in park..... The solenoid keeps you from taking your key out of the ignition unless your car is in park and if you forget to put it in park and leave your car it might be down at the bottom on the street when you get back to it.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
that is one part calls solenoid .it needs to be chenge , u may take it out and put it back , but , after taht u have make sure ur car is in park all times...but if u want one quick solution ,look under the steering column a bottom.You'll see this little spot
Remove the cover
Insert something small and long and it releases the key, great for when you move the car without a battery and other stuff.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
This situation is called "Torque Lock". The Solution is simply to Turn the Steering Wheel Slightly in the Opposite Direction to remove Pressure on the Steering Lock Pawl. Usually this occurs when turning off the Key while Pressure is Applied to the Steering Wheel from a slight "Roll-Back" or from the Power Steering being forced all the way to it's limit in one direction or the other. Always be sure that the Steering is allowed to relax prior to switching the Ignition Switch to the Locked Position. This is a very common problem most frequently experienced by women rather than men. Let me know if this helps!
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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