Question about 2006 Chevrolet HHR
I left my key in the ignition with the ignition half way on over night, now I can't get the ignition to turn and my key is stuck in there
I had the same problem. The solution is to first remove the key by removing the hole cover on the bottom of the steering column and depressing the plunger. The owner's manual tells you how. If you don't remove the key, the battery will go dead, and you will have trouble opening the rear hatch, where the battery is. You can jump start from the front. It tells you how in the manual. Then take your car to the dealer for replacement of the automatic shifter. The problem is caused by a defect in the shifter made by delphi (I Think). A pin that that goes through the shift rod becomes loose and slides to one side so it does not engage a micro switch that releases the key. GM has know about this problem for some time. I hope you are still under warranty, otherwise it will cost you $475. There is another post on the internet that gives a do-it-yourself fix.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
Under the stiring column theres a plastik dill that u take off inside u push a pin and it undos the key.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Hold your foot on the break while pulling the steering wheel left and right then try to pull it out of park like put it into drive then back to park all with your foot on the break if you can get it to start still do all of this then your key should come out.. If you need me to give you a clearer answer or you have questions feel free to ask im on every hr and will be glad to help also if you get a chance if you can please rate me ..
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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