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Key stuck in ignition

My key will not come out of ignition and causes battery to drain. How do I remove it?

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I have the same problem. There is a key release button on the ign side of the steering column. It is hidden to the point where you'll have to insert a small screw driver up into the access hole in the column. I've been able to do it with certain keys as well as long as their not too wide. You might also develop a related problem where you can't shift out of park -- There is a separate release for that on the passager side of the shifter (for center colsole shift lever).

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Floyd move the steering wheel around and jiggle it sometime it will lock itself in because of that so try that first , their could be a push button on the column ?

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