I just got home from work, and as i pulled into the driveway and turned the engine off, I went to lock the power doors. Nothing happened. I put the key back in and realized i have no power at all. No radio, doors, etc. It is about 35 - 40 degrees outside, but i just drove home. What could have happened?
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Any tow truck driver, locksmith and alot of taxi drivers can open the door, Then you can pop your hood and give it a boost. I thought those Fobik things had a key locked into the back of it to unlock the door in a case where the battery went dead?
It might possibly be the ignition switch, or the linkage to it.
They reason I suspect this is your statement, "I bumped the key forward and it will engage the starter but still wont shut off"
The part where you insert the key is really a "cylinder lock", that then transfers the turning motion to the actual "ignition switch"
My wife had a Pontiac (also a GM product) that the cylinder lock had a linkage that went to the ignition switch (similar to a sliding electric switch, with the 4 positions, ACC, OFF, RUN, START), which was bolted on further down the steering column, underneath the plastic covering on the column.
Another person here had a similar problem, and after suggesting this, he wrote back that he removed his steering column cover and found a screw opposite the cylinder lock that had loosened and fallen out.
So you could try removing the steering column cover and see if all is ok.
Also, when you have it opened up, observe the action as you turn the key, as the problem could be the cylinder lock itself.
Anti theft deterrent may have been triggered. As a first course of action please perform the following.
- turn the key on ON and OFF position for 10 times but don't crank the engine - on the 10th time let it on ON position for 10secs. then press the remote lock unlock button and wait for it to respond. - once the lock goes up and down you may try to start the car. - this procedure is for the reset of the anti theft and if it doesn't work I strongly suggest that you take it in to the dealership.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!
Try rotating the steering wheel in both directions while applying rotational force on the key.
I have had this problem on a F150 where the person pulled in their driveway and proceeded to turn the car off but turned the wheel while the powersteering was still on, when the engine stopped the steering wheel rotated and locked from the force of the truck.
this is not a fuse blown you have something else like broken wires at the driver door the jumping wires from the door to the body take the boot out the cover to see the wire harness you will find one or two wires are broken reconnect and everything should go back to normal
I would have a dealership take a look at the wiring. It sounds like it may be shorting out somewhere, possibly inside the door. I am unsure if the door locks and mirror motors are linked, but I would assume it would explain the fuse location in the owners manual.
If you are unable to locate the manual, I can dig mine out of my trunk.