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Ignition key jammed in start position,managed to stall engine,disconnect battery,key will not return to off position even with a little help with pliers,any ideas???

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Remove ignition barrel covers and as your wiggling the key knock the ignition barrel with appropriate tool to try and loosen whats jammed Either way have to take covers off to remove barrel and replace.

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