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Driving tonight, stopped for gas, listening to the election results on the radio. The car started right back up, but the theft system light was on. When I went to turn off the car, I cannot do so, the key is frozen in the on position, could not turn off the car. Took the negative battery cable off the terminal & it kept running. Finally removed a fuse, that turned it off, but the key is still frozen in the lock & theft light stays on. Removed the battery cable as it was nighttime & no help for me. Any Ideas? Thank you for your help.

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  • Carol Willis Nov 07, 2012

    A couple of additions. The car was turned off correctly when getting gas, the car was checked to be in park and neutral to try *& remove the key. I tried unlocking the car doors with another key. I do NOT have the key fob that may have origianally been assigned to the car & I do not have the manual or any paperwork. The car was just gifted to me

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there is a lever located near the ignition lock inside of the colom. it is a manual release. try that and it usauly solves the issue permenitly.

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Yes there is a bypass. Costs about $200.00. You should be able to put the key close enough to the cylinder to get the security to go off. I don't know what you did to get the cylinder out. but there is a chip mounted to the steering column. once the key is close enough to it it will let the car start. If you broke the chip getting the cylinder out then you have some money to put out to get it running.

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