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Ignition locked - broken wiring

Ok, so last week I threw it into park and quickly turned off the engine, however, my key wouldn't come out. I couldn't get it to turn all the way back. After reading posts about similar problems on here, I pushed the release under the ignition and was able to turn it back and pull the key out. Great! Well, then I went to start it and it's locked. I read some posts on here and did some digging. I found broken wires down by the gear shift. How do I fix broken wires? I have disconnected the entire piece so I could get a good look at it. But I don't know what to do now. I don't want to pay to have it towed and fixed if I can do it myself. Do I take the white connector to AutoZone and get a new one? Or do I just figure out how to take this one apart and rewire it?

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SOURCE: change ignition cylinder? (lock?)

Grandammit...Hey...replacing a lock cylinger requires recoded ignition keys, and a new lock cylinder requires dissassembly of the steering column. Not an easy fix, and I wonder if you are really the thief..you don't sound like a 9 month pregnant girl. Sorry......if I am wrong I am wrong. Drive it with a scredriver until you give birth then fix it.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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This MAY be a PARTIAL solution:

I "discovered” that you CAN get the key out by doing this: tilt the steering wheel all the way up. In the gap on the underside of the column just below the ignition switch. Inside the gap a little to the right you can feel a round button protruding. Simply press on that round button just enough to release the key. BUT I do NOT know how to fix it!

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: key locked in ignition... can't get it out. HELP!

while in park, press harder up past park and it will disengage. Otherwise there is a pin on the ignition you can press and remove the entire ignition. You call also lightly tap gently around igniton piece to loose the pins inside that hold the key.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

Gort007
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SOURCE: i have a 2000 pontiac grand am 2.4 liter 2 door.

It is the solenoid.
The solenoid is also the ignition relay switch.
GM cars used to have an ignition relay switch in addition to the solenoid. Now both are in the same unit.... the solenoid.
http://www.2carpros.com/how_does_it_work/how_does_a_starter_solenoid_work.htm

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Ignition key will not turn back to lock. Have to

try turning wheel at same time as turning the key if this does not work you will have to change lock cylender

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