The key in my 1992 Grand Prix is stuck in the on position and will not turn off, and I can not remove the key. I ended up having to disconnect my battery and alternator to shut the car down. I have tried moving the steering wheel and shifting in and out of park to make sure it is in park. I have also checked the fuses and they are all good.
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Suggest disconecting the battery. Then you can work on the problem. it is not clear if the issue is the key stuck in the start position in the iginition switch or if the starter motor is stuck (running) after the car starts. If it the starter motor is running... Time for a new starter. If it is the ignition switch, try
pushing the key in and turning back off. Still stuck? Try pulling pn the key and turning off. Either way, if it is the key, yime for a new ignition switch.
If you can see the end of it maybe a dental pick type tool and a strong magnet, try to get a hold of it somehow.......super glue or some type of adhesive to try to glue something to the stuck piece in the ignition.
If you have a duplicate made, it could be more hooked then it should be; but then any locksmith should be able to deburr it or compare it with the original. If it is the original that is getting stuck, try moving the steering wheel as you turn the key, because the steering lock may be binding. Remember the key has to be exactly in the right position in order to be able to remove it.
inside the steering column locate the ignition remove wire to reveal screw to remove ignition that wire is what controls the buzzer and light itthe wire probrally wasnt in place correctly wich caused your problem
I suffered the same problem. Turn your ignition key to the ON position for 1 hour. This will reset the double lock feature on the radio to prevent theft. Once you leave your ignition key on for 1 hour, turn the key to the off position. Remove the key. Then turn the ignition key back to the ON position. You should then see "LOC" instead of "InOp". Then try the steps to enter your code again. Three incorrect tries will enable the double lock feature again, and you will have to repeat these steps to reset it.
GM Century/Lumina/Grand Prix/Intrigue 1997-2000
The vehicles covered by this guide use one of two types of ignition switches:
A mechanical key and lock cylinder built into the steering column, that works a pull rod to actuate the separate electrical portion of the ignition switch mounted further down the steering column. For more information and replacement procedures on this type of switch, please see .
An instrument panel-mounted ignition switch is also used on some W-Body vehicles. To service this switch, the radio, heater & A/C control panel and the instrument cluster must be removed. All of these procedures are found elsewhere in this section.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Instrument Panel-Mounted Ignition Switch
You must perform the Body Control Module (BCM) theft deterrent relearn procedure after replacement of the ignition lock cylinder. Failure to perform this relearn procedure means the BCM will not function properly. This means the vehicle will not be theft protected by the Passlock system and the engine may not crank or start. GM recommends that this procedure be performed with their Tech 2® or equivalent scan tool. An alternate relearn procedure is given at the end of this procedure.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the radio assembly following the procedures found in this section.
Remove the heater & A/C control head assembly following the procedures found in this section.
Remove the instrument cluster assembly following the procedures found in this section.
Detach the electrical connectors from the ignition switch.
Insert the key and turn the ignition switch lock cylinder to the ACC position.
Depress the transaxle park/lock cable retainer to release, then pull to remove the cable from the ignition switch.
You must perform the Body Control Module theft deterrent relearn procedure after replacement of the ignition lock cylinder.
If it is necessary to remove the ignition lock cylinder from the ignition switch (theft damage, etc.), use the following procedure:
Insert the key and turn the ignition switch lock cylinder to the ON position.
Using a small flat-bladed tool, depress and hold the lock cylinder retaining tab.
Using the key as an aid, pull to remove the ignition switch lock cylinder from the switch.
Remove the key from the lock cylinder.
Carefully pull to release the ignition switch bezel from the ignition switch lock cylinder.
Remove the ignition switch bracket bolts and remove the ignition switch through the instrument panel cluster opening.
Remove the bolts retaining the ignition switch to the bracket and remove the bracket.