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Cant take key out igniation

Park lever wont release keyswitch, lever goes to park but will not get locked there like normal. makes the normal clicking sounds, car doors lock and unlock...power streering went out because after a jump a 60 fuse was blown.

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    deathraider May 11, 2010

    with it being a 2008 model you should still have a warranty on the car . if you do , call your local Chevrolet dealer . was it working before the fuse blew? some of those locks run off power

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Is a section in manual that covers this. Underside of steering wheel post has a small plastic cover that pops off. have to reach a finger into the opening and search around for a very small pin that when depressed will enable the key to be turned to complete off and be removed. Have had this happen on my 2006 HHR twice and after a few days of having to do this it finally starts releasing the key OK. The pin is hard to find so feel around everywhere. On mine its up high in the opening. Cannot see pin so all by feel. Very frustrating until find the first time.

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