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The car starts fine but the key does not return to the "On" position after the engine starts.

I have a 2002 Chevy Cavilier. The car starts fine but the key does not return to the "On" position after the engine starts. After alot of jiggling it will drop into "on" and all is well. What do I replace? The Switch and tumbler?

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I would say the switch and not the lock cylinder. The switch should have a spring to return the lock back to on.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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SOURCE: Key and tumbler stuck in on position

had the same problem. try to get some graphite powder with the small applicator tube and squirt some in your ignition assembly. sometimes this loosens it up

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 cavalier 3.1 RS ignition starts in on position radio and wipers on and off ?

sounds like the ignition itself is worn,go get one from a scrap yard and replace it

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: lost key to 1998 Chevy S10 Need to remove&replace tumbler w/o key

With the title and an insurance card your dealer can cut a new key by the VIN if you have never replaced the lock cylinder before. If not it will be remove the column covers, drill out the lock and try not to damage the lock housing. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: i replaced key and tumbler

usually when u replace that you need to relearn the security system for it to start,,,,try to turn the key till the starter hits then release and leave it in the run position for 10 minutes,then turn the key off for 30 seconds and then repat this 3 times and then after the last time turn the key off for 2 minutes and then try to start it,,thats the manual way to relearn the key abd lock,,if that dont wokr take it to the dealer

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Key win't turn ignition switch in 2008 Chevy HHR

replace the floor shifter. there is a switch on the shifter that allows the key to move. gm has had alot of problems with these shifters.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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