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Car thinks the key is still in the ignition

I parked my car, removed my keys and had them in my hand. When I opened my door, the car started beeping thinking the key was still in the ignition. I tried to turn it on and off multiple times, locked it with the remote, and also tried locking it with the key in the door. So it thinks my keys are in it, when they aren't. Leaving my headlights and taillights on. What's wrong with it?

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There is a little button inside the ignition switch that gets pushed out of the way when the key is inserted, and sometimes that button gets stuck in the closed position. It will chime until that button is released. You might have to replace the ignition switch. Sometimes you can play around with the key in the switch, or use a pick to work it free. Hopefully this can help you fix the problem. Best wishes.

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