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Key is stuck in ignition. Even with it in "Park", the key will not turn to the "lock" position so I can pull the key out.

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  • yoccmnitsirk Jan 07, 2009

    My hubby found the issue by pulling apart the shifter console and he found the "lock/unlock" button ,which works a cable, for the "park" position. Too short/too long, I don't know (he took care of it). But that is where he figured out how to fix this issue with a '98 Rodeo (NO new ignition switch required!!!) Take a look at it this way, before you buy a new ignition. Thank you both for your advise for my problem.

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Pull shifter back and push foward hard into park. The cable needs to be adjusted to the ign. lock.

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I understand, unfortunately the switch teeth inside are bad therefore is not allowing the key to come out. you will have to replace it. Now there's one trick that will take the key out only. spray wd40 inside the ignition and with a pliers grab the end of the key and wiggle and yank, wiggle and yank, wiggle and yank. good luck and once again u will need a new switch assembly with key. just around 35 bucks. PS. MAKE SURE IT COMES WITH THE TUMBLER.

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