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Key stuck in ignition, won't come out.

Tried wiggling it, made sure it was in park. Still can't get key out. Seems stuck in "off" position--straight up and down. it'll turn on o.k., but won't go all way back to "lock" position. Key will not come out. Also shift panel light-- p r n d-- and oil light staying on when key in "off" position.

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  • ctsmillermon Dec 18, 2008

    Seemed to be a combination of steer wheel, putting it in neutral and then in park again and pressing and depressing the shift while in park. Playing with the shift seemed to help more---did get the key out. Thanks for your help.

  • natisx21 Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. The first time this happened was over a year ago. This happened about 3 times within a month. So the last time it happend. I drove over half and hour to a dealer ship to get it fixed and when I tried to take the key out. It did. So, I just went on with life. It got stuck again. RIght now. I can't get it out. I tried and a guy that I worked with tried. We tried re-parking, turning the wheel, shifting, nuetral.... everything. Any other ideas? Could it be the battery or something?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    i have a 2002 intrepid same problem will shift okay floor mounted shifter will shut power off but just cant get the key out tried moving shifter and stg whl still no good ????

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    the key is stuck in the ingition and will not go back to lock position to pull key out

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Turn the steering wheel gently side to side as you try and turn the key... sounds like the steering lock has engaged. it can also be a broken ignition switch... not the cyclinder ... the swithc itself

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