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Can't get the key out of my saab 9.5...  wiggled it, shook the steering wheel, moved the shifter...  won't come out...

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Car was running fine. had battery disconnected & reconnected. Key will not turn in ignition switch. getting a reading that says steering lock malfunction, stop car safely


Hi Doug...

Not currently all up on Saabs...
Many years since I worked on one...

but reading the owners manual (ALL 288 Pages)... has convinced me your configuration is fairly close to the BMW ...
(with which I am FAMILIAR).

Even though you have a "chip" key...
the lock still ought to work manually.

Battery NOT your trouble...
That would definitely give you OTHER problems
(specifically key "NOT RECOGNIZED").

On other cars ... I have experienced a similar issue caused by the steering column holding the lock lever from releasing:
If the wheels are turned against a curb... or hard in any direction... TURN THE WHEEL HARD (just "hard"... as in steering... no Samsonite Gorilla here) in THAT SAME DIRECTION and try to wiggle the key in the lock as you attempt to turn it... then try against that direction... again "HARD".

Failing that... jack up the front of the car until you can see some free-play in the steering wheel... by pushing the front tire back and forth... then try the key.

Hope this helps


Saab Owner Manuals Factory Warranty features and options and maintenance...

Mar 02, 2016 | 2008 Saab 9-5

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How do i get stuck keys out ignition of 2003 chevy cavalier


Try spraying a little WD40 into the ignition . Make sure tension is off the steering wheel. Turn steering wheel back and forth while trying to remove key.
Good Luck!
Bob

Dec 17, 2014 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My vw golf 2010 key simply stuck in ignition icouldn't remove it out


A couple of things to try while attempting to remove the key: if it's an automatic transmission, press the brake pedal while pressing the button on the shifter. Try moving the shifter toward the "Park" position while removing the key. In case the steering wheel lock has engaged, wiggle the wheel left and right while attempting to remove the key.

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I have a 95 camaro, I put the key in ignition and it will not turn the ignition. It's like it's stuck. Replaced the ignition module and still cannot turn ignition. Help!


the ignition module (ignition switch on top of the steering column) normally doesn't get stuck.

things you can try:
steering wheel lock: (the pin gets a "burr" on it and locks everything up) wiggle steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn key.

transmission lock (parking on an incline will jam up the interlock)
push the shifter farther into park while trying to turn the key, or wiggle shifter

Sep 19, 2014 | 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

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Key won't turn, won't shift from Park


My 2003 Saturn l200 2.2 ecotec did this when the battery was dead. Put some juice on the battery, then the car came out of park, and I was able to remove the key. To the car, there's a vast difference between a sluggish battery and a dead battery. It may have enough amps to crank it, but it wont start w/out full output from the battery.

Apr 12, 2013 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Key feels stuck and won't turn therefore there is no ignition


I JUST HAD THIS PROBLEM......ALL U GOTTA DO IS, JUST MOVE YOUR GEAR SHIFTER FROM PARK TO THE LAST GEAR.....KEEP DOING THIS WHILE TRYING TO WIGGLE THE KEY OUT.

Jun 24, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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2005 Pontiac G6 wont turn ignition cylinder with key. Tried to move shifter back and forth , pressed brake pedels , emergency brake. Still nothing. I am thinking its a locksmith issue. Any ideas? Thanks.


Try turning the steering wheel from side to side as you turn the key.I know there isnt really any wiggle room in the steering now,but you don't need to actually move the wheel very far, you are just putting enough weight on the wheel to take the load off of the steering wheel locking mechanism which is in a bind right now.

Feb 01, 2010 | 2005 Pontiac G6

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Key stuck in ignition. How to remove?


Ha this used to happen to me with my sunfire. Just wiggle the steering wheel while trying to wiggle the key out. Sometimes the steering wheel locks up and then keys will get stuck in ignition. Hope this helps.

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Key wont come out of ignition when in park and turned off


the shifter needs adjusting. try to remove the key while moving the shifter back and forth in park.

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Key fits into ignition but will not turn


Try wiggling the Steering wheel, Shifter and Holding the Brake pedal Down Firmly.

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