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Key won't come out


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  • Kathy Thompson
    Kathy Thompson Jan 01, 2009

    My car is the same but on top of all that it is keeping my lights on and killing my battery



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I have had this problem and it is a pretty easy will first need to remove your cupholder and all of the console pieces.there is a pin that runs under your gear selector column and it will most likely be your problem.just put it back in place and then try to take your key should work.glad i could help dude

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If you have come back to the accessories spot you have come back too far click one spot forward then pull it out

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I have a 2005 cobalt every time I open the doors the alarm goes off I replaced the battery in keyless entry but they do not work can anyone help?

You may have accidentally broke the controller. They are fragile. The newer cars like yours automatically set the alarm when the doors are locked from keychain remote, or locking manually. New remote, $50-100.

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How can I get key out which is stuck in ignition of 2008 cobalt. It also won't start

This can happen if the battery is low / dead. To solve, connect a set of jumper cables between the battery in the Cobalt and a running car's battery. Shut off the running car. In the Cobalt, make sure all accessories (lights, radio, fan, etc.) are off. Step on the brake, then move the gear shifter fully into the PARK position. Next, either attempt to start the engine, or turn the key to the OFF position and remove it from the ignition.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Jan 03, 2013 | 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS

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Turn off

Wiggle the gear shifter into park while holding the brake.

Jan 25, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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We cannot get the key out of the ignition and it is stuck on acc. and has run the battery down. What in the world is going on?

The battery needs a full charged to have the ignition keys pulled out. The other thing to that can cause the Ignition keys not to release.

In the Cobalt the problem is that there is a small bar in the shifter that is supposed to hit a micro switch and that bar can came out of place.
It will not hitting that micro switch to allow the ignition to release the key when the car is in park.
What to do is tear the center council apart and pull the whole shift mechanism out and reposition the bar and put it all back together. Yes it's a pain and time consuming
Good luck and hope this helps, and be careful not to damage the ignition lock, you could damage the wires in the ignition lock for the anti theft.

Nov 16, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Cannot turn key in ignition in 2008 cobalt. Attempted to find a release mechanism under steering column as I did with 2005 cobalt but the 2 or 3 things I could move did not release the ignition.

try moving the shifter back and forth from park to 1 then back to park, there is an issue with the shifter not releasing the park lock mechanism that goes into the ignition cylinder.

Jun 09, 2009 | 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

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2005 chevy cobalt key stuck in ingintion, can not get the key out car will not start seems like battery is dead

Place the transmission shifter in neutral and try starting the car. If the car starts that's a good thing. The bad thing, there is a lock pin in the shifter that activates the micro switch to release the ignition key when it's turned to the off position. It's a simple fix, take the center console a part so you can get to the pin to realign it to the micro switch. When you have it apart you'll see what i mean. Once you have it aligned, the key's will release from the ignition switch. Good luck and hope this helps, and take note: make sure you have a set of tools to take the console a part if this happens again when your out of town.

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I cannot remove the key from the ignition

Jiggle the steering wheel abit as you try to remove the key


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