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Key stuck in ignition

I left my key in the ignition all nite. I went to start it today and it will not turn over, the brake is locked, the gear shift is locked and no power to the car. 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo SS automatic.Can anyone help?

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  • tamquinn Dec 29, 2008

    Not yet, going to try that tomorrow. Wouldn't I still be able to get the key out?

  • nillar Jan 10, 2009

    my is stuck also. I can't turn it all the way down to the position to get it out. I also have to press a button under the gear shift to put it into gear eelse I can't move the gears......there is a connection there with three wire pulled out and one purple wire still in it.....right by the "gear shift release button" i guess you can call it................anyone know what this is

    there is a purple wire, black yellow and green wire that is meant to connected into this plastic connector piece under the gear shift.........this is so stupid.....is my car battery going to die now?!?


  • Phil Goncalves May 11, 2010

    you should be able to get the key out. you may have a problem with the ignition switch or the cylinder itself if you can't remove the key. I have seen it where the switch goes bad and wont allow you to turn the key all the way to the lock position. This is not the cylinder where the key is. this switch is on the steering column under the dash.

  • Phil Goncalves May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you drained your battery. Have you tried to get it jump started?

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If battery is dead you will not be able to get key out. have someone jumpstart and it should work

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