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1999 grand prix ignition key wont turn to off postion, you have to depress the manual release button to get key off position

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    My problem is, I'm using my backup remote unlocker thing, and i presed a button i never pressed before, and it shut the car down!, nothing works at all including locks, horn, nothing!, now the key is stuck in the ignition, when i trurn it, the engine doesnt even try to start, and i cant turn the key all the way back now so its stuck in there, i'm soooo screwed someone help!!!!!!!

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Time to buy a new ignition my friend. the one you have can be fixed but it would be much easier to buy a new one. they arn't that hard to replace either. most cars its just a pop out disconnect pop in. its that easy. also for future problems might they occur go to you local autozone or advanced auto and purchase a haynes repair manual for your car. it is invaluable

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