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Key Stuck in ythe ingnition

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

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    i had the same exact problem except my car wouldn't start and my gear was and lock and steering wheel was lock my all my lights came but then my car didn't start

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There is a hole under the steering column right near the ignition switch, if the key gets stuck, stick a pen or something in the hole, you will feel the little lever move and you can remove the key.

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  • Valerie Jun 06, 2012

    thank you. I am going to go out and see if I can do that or see if there is a release hole ? Thank you it is aggravating. Not knowing what to do.....

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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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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.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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