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My key is stuck in ignition of my 1997 Pontiac Grandprix. How do I remove it?

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  • po65 Jan 29, 2009

    stuck in ignition my key won,t retreive

  • promano59 Mar 18, 2009

    1997 GMC jimmy I have the same problem, I took it to the Chevrolet Dealer and they coudn't Diagnose or fix but they were able to remove the key.. only temporary ...so I did what you said and the key came right out.. NOW how do I fix this? or will I have to do this each time to remove the key?

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Tilt the steering wheel all the way up. Reach inside the hole on the right side underneath the ignition. You will feel a metal button. Push it up, and you'll be able to turn the key all the way back and get it out. Mine does the same thing.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • KrosBonZ Dec 20, 2010

    But this won't necessary "fix the problem, as you have to do it each time to get your key out. Oh, btw, don't leave your key in this position and parked for a few days, because it will slowly drain your battery over 48 hours. It is better to totally remove the key each time.

    Mine just started doing this, and I've totally torn the steering column apart, first to replace the key module and then when that did not fix it, I started poking around and found the "magic" button, too.

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Turn the steering wheel till the lock hits ps make shure its in park

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