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Ignition Won't Unlock

I was driving to a friends place...as I arrived I found a spot...parked and turned the key off then removed the key from the ignition I then got out closed the doors and locked the Jimmie with the remote car lock. A few hours later I came out...unlocked the Jimmie with the remote....open the doors....got in and when I inserted the key into the ignition it wouldn't turn so it is like it is locked or as if the wrong key was being used.....any ideas?

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  • tiger47798 Dec 22, 2008

    Tried doing that but it is locked still....almost like as if you were using the wrong key

  • tiger47798 Dec 24, 2008

    Problem was fixed...I guess it had something to do with the tumbler in the ignition

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    how did u get it fixed and how much did it cost the same thing is wrong with mine

  • jjveilz Feb 03, 2009

    how did u get it fixed and how much did it cost mine does the same thing

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You have to change out the ignition I just went through that with mine 2000 and it had to do with the button on the gear shift and lock in ignition switch.
It cost me around 400.00

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Try turning the steering wheel while turning the key, my 96 jimmy does the same thing, the wheel is locked so key won't turn, Just pull the wheel a bit 1 way or the other,, it will turn..

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

  • stumpy411 Dec 23, 2008

    I would have to say that the ignition is bad then,, Is the key the orig for the vehicle, If it is one that you had cut for it, it wasn't cut right,, The one that I had cut for mine does work once in a while..

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