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Car cut completly off and the key is stuck in the ignition

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Your alternator is dead. You can jump your battery for just long enough to get it in neutral for a tow or just to get your key out of the ignition.

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Try rocking the car back and forth and apply the brake put in park and try again there's a secure switch that holds key in if not in park fully

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