I have a 05 Pontiac G6 and the key gets stuck in the ignition. I moved the shift lever back and forth several times and it finally came out. is there a sensor or an adjustment in the shift area, that causes this to happen?
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Re: Key won't come out of the ignition.
Yes, there is a shiftlock sensor, so you can only take the key out when in park.
Getting at it requires removal of the center console.
When you have it in park - give it a little tap forward before turning off the vehicle.
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You may be restricted by the shift lock, Press the shift lever FULLY into park. This may need adjustment....While shifting, observe the steering column, sometimes there is a portion that moves, and this could be manually assisted, until you get everything adjusted.
Make sure that your shift lever is all the way into the "Park" position. Failure to have it all the way in park will cause the key to get stuck and the starter to not turn your engine over.
If you are sure that the shifter is all the way in Park. then your key cylinder could be faulty and you are most likely locked out from starting the car by the Security System. With a faulty key cylinder, the Security System "thinks" that someone is trying to steal the car and locks out the starter and the fuel system.
Replacement of the key cylinder requires re-programming of the computer system so that the security system will recognize the new cylinder and allow the car to start.
Try turning the steering wheel from side to side as you turn the key.I know there isnt really any wiggle room in the steering now,but you don't need to actually move the wheel very far, you are just putting enough weight on the wheel to take the load off of the steering wheel locking mechanism which is in a bind right now.
Could be junk, (coins, pens, ect.) fell into consol causing it to jam. If not check for loose bracket on the trans or bad cable. Have someone watch trans lever while moving shifter, if not same amount suspect cable.
The D4 flashing is telling you that the computer believes something is wrong with your transmission.
The key switch next to your shifter allows you to shift to another gear when the engine is not running.
Since the ignition key is not starting the car (normally) you could try inserting your key in the shifter key port and turning it and moving the shift lever back and forth several times. The problem might be a sensor on your shift mechanism or transmission that is preventing the ignition switch from working, but I wouldn't hope for that being a solution to the problem.
Best you take the car to Honda or a trusted mechanic for help.
Use a DRY SILICON lube and spray a little bit into the keyhole and immediately work your key a few times to spread the lube. The shift lever either has a button or it has to be pulled to the side. Again, lube the moving parts and work them around.
Don't use WD-40. It is a wet lube and it will attract dirt and gum up the works.
sounds like your shift lever for trans isnt making a tight connection when you put it in park....try shifting it in and out of park several times while trying to remove key......my lincoln does that occasionally and when i take it out of park and then back in it works......just a thought
My daughter drives a Suzuki, my solution to her is: while the gear shift lever is in park, lightly put pressure on the gear shift lever, through the park position and while pressing the gear shift towards park light rock left to right while trying to remove the key.
The interlock between the transmission and the ignition switch needs to be adjusted/ repaired or replaced.