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Key stuck in ignition, when cold it is paaark

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  • underblack Dec 16, 2008

    I have this problem as well in my 1990 integra, it's not the steering lock, It's most often when cold as well, I think it might be a groove that needs to be sanded in my shift console that's not allowing my car to properly go into park. If I slam it into park the key seems to come out okay.

    Any other ideas of what this could be?

  • the_edge_27 Jan 15, 2009

    Same problem. It is NOT the steering lock. It has to do with the shifter.

  • barre7 Jan 17, 2009

    I have a '92 Integra and it has had this problem for the past eight years. It's only an issue when the temperature drops below 30 degrees. I've been told that the issue is with the transmission selector switch, but I haven't been able to fix it.

  • jannino Apr 17, 2009

    I had same problem and replaced the shifter cable. It fixed the problem to the point that I only spend about a minute or less in the car waiting for the parking light to come on.

  • rngagarcia May 18, 2009

    After stopping the car the key is stuck in my 1991 Integra, now I cannot move my gear shifter and the battery has died.



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I finally just had this fixed, after dealing with it the past year or so (1992 Integra). They replaced the shifter switch (parts and labor cost me $150), and it's been fine ever since!

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I have this problem too. My mechanic said it was probably too many cups of coffee spilled in it over the years. I keep an extra key to bypass the shift lock, and even in our cold Canadian winters the gear shifter will drop into park in a minute or two.

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Move the steering wheel gently side to side as you try and remove the key... it's quite possibly the steering lock.


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