We have a 2002 Pontiac Aztek and when we attempt to take my key out of the ignition, it will not turn back all the way. We have tried moving the shifter, checking the shifter button, turning the steering wheel, moving the wheel up and down and even rolling the car back and forth. It will randomly come out, however it takes quite a long time.I there a button to release the key witch is hidden
I have a 2003 Aztek with the same problem. Under neath the steering wheel is 3 holes. The hole to the far right, stick a screw driver straight up inside it and it will release the key. It is a quick release buttom. Your ignition switch will in most cases need to be changed. You can order it from AutoZone for $37.99 or you can get it directly from a Pontiac delarer in your area for $50.00. Hope this help, Sincerely Connie.
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Re: Key Stuck in ythe ingnition
Try putting it in neutral! then park do you have a lot of snow up under it if so it might not sync when put in park!cause of snow if not snow the ignition lock slider in column jam!! keep playing with it! eventually you will get it out.
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One day I could not remove my key out of my Pontiac Aztek. After removing the shell of the ignition, I figured out how to release my key. ... It was a toggle switch that was an on/off button. It was just long enough to reach the ...
There is an insertion point at the bottom of the steering column beneath the ignition switch that a pencil can be inserted. Push the pencil (eraser side) into the hole and place your key back to the point where it normally releases.
on the bottom side of the steering column, there's a hole in the plastic about the size of a pencil. push a pencil or pen into the hole about 1/2 inch. you will feel a spring loaded pin push up easy against spring and turn key. will come right out. learned about this as i was tearing down steering column to get my key out. you will use this alot with a aztek.
Disconnect the battery (negative cable). Let sit for a few minutes. When you reconnect the cable, turn the key to the off position, and remove the key. Then, reinsert the key, turn to the ON position and leave for 15-20 minutes. This will enable your Aztek to resync the Passkey 3 key on the ignition.
If you have the battery with the "bypass" handle, simply lift the handle -- you'll hear the battery re-engage. Then you should be able to return the key to the A positon, remove your key, or simply re-attempt to restart. But, if this works, that is telling you that the Passkey fuse (both Console and Under hood fuses) may need to be replaced.
I know from experience that you will want to have your Passkey or battery checked.
The fuses that are buzzing, are these the ones you replaced? Sounds like a bad connection to the fuse panel, but the ones you removed are they fuses or relays. Did you have to repair any wiring or plugs for the window? Check the connection at the main window panel, if it has a bad connection such as not plugged in completely.
Make sure the car is fully in park first. Second, those have an ignition lock switch that may have gone bad. And last, there is a security feature that will lock the ignition. I had ti have mine replaced with the key still stuck in it. Good luck
You need to check the break transmission interlock switch located on the gear shifter. There is a two wire connector on the interlock one side is ground the other side is power -- make sure you have power and ground to the interlock -- if ok; replace interlock...if no power or ground check circuit continuity.