All you need to do is push the Shifter in harder into park and the key will come right out.. I had this problem once too.. The car just doesn't know it's in park because you didn't push it in far enough.
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Try slightly turning your steering wheel while turning the key. ( Your wheel will be locked but should still be able to move a bit. Don't force the key too much or you could break it, and make things much worse. If that doesn't work your ignition may be defective.
Does this car have an automatic transmission. If so does the shifter have a button on the side of the handle. if it doe's there is a switch inside that maybe stuck and will need to be fixed or replaced. It is this switch that is causing the key to be stuck.
This happened to me two weeks ago in my 2006 Ford Fusion
spray some wd40 lubricant and gently wiggle key outwards, you may have to even wiggle steering wheel back and forth to extract the key. don't loose patience!! some times it takes several trys to do it. hope this helps!!
well yeah,,, basically it still has the same function,, ignition, start, and power,, all u have to do is just connect the correct wires in their proper place ,, any technician should be able to trace and do this for you,, but it will work,, just buy any switch once it fits it will work..
Ensure you're pushing the gear selector all the way forward....You may have to take it to a shop to have the ignition switch removed. Or if you have another key, just leave it in and use the other key to unlock the doors, etc....depends on what your budget allows. TD
If your car is auto, there should be a cable going from the shifter to the ignition to stop you being able to remove the key unless the car is in park. If the cable has become dislodged or broken your key won't come out. I would remove the shrouds around the column and have a look at the back of the ignition while moving the ahifter in and out of park. If your car is manual , I would suspect a bent key or a contaminated lock ( not common in a car this age ) Try Graphite powder, ( messy but effective ) it should be avaliable from your hardware store. Good Luck!
The same thing happened to my 2003 Honda Accord...took it to the dealership, and they had to replace my shift lever entirely. Something about the cable between the ignition and shift lever not being read correctly...(basically, my car is not reading that it's actually in park and therefore won't release the key)....