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2004 gmc envoy can't turn the ignition key

I parked my car for a minute and when I returned I couldn't turn the ignition key. The steering wheel moves and the gearshift appears to be in park. Its possible that the key is slightly off the off mark but maybe not. Also, there is a red light blinking near the radio which I have never noticed before. For the time being, I am stranded.

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  • kb1111 Dec 27, 2008

    We tried that. No luck. Still no turn.

  • kb1111 Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks but still no success.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Alarm system activated somehow? Try locking & unlocking doors with key?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    key will not turn, gearshift stuck in park. maybe it was not fully in park when i took out key?

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Try rocking vehicle forward & back, while trying to turn key, and wiggle steering hard both ways.

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