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1997 Saturn Key Stuck In Ignition

This just started happening 2 days ago. The 1st time it got stuck my bf was able to get it out. Now it is really stuck && wont come out. It will go into lock but will not come out. It still cranks up && everything the key will just not come out. Is there a key release button or something? Is there something I can do myself with out paying alot of $$ to a mechanic? Thanks

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    Same problem, & this is my 3rd Saturn with this same problem.  I insisted that Saturn NOT lubricate the part as it does absolutely nothing (They did it on my previous Saturns with same problem).  The only solution that worked was for them to REPLACE this part.  Then all was fine.  I am going thru this again now but they refuse to replace it til the key refuses to disengage for them. Of course, it remained stuck for "only" 5 sec for them, but that wasn't long enough to convince them there's a problem.  I told them to check the internet & they'll realize I'm not making this up.  Good luck. 



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There should be a release button on the bottom of the steering column to let the key go to the lock position and be removed

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