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Key ignition will not turn car all the way off...draining battery

I have a 2000 grand prix gt, the key will not turn all the way off. I can remove the key but the steering wheel wont lock, and its draining my battery.

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    my key will not unlock the steering wheel

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I just did a post for this not long ago, but here we go again...
Try popping off the little round piece of plastic that is under your column. With your key in the ignition turn it back to the OFF position, or as close as you can get it, and take a small pointy object and stick it in the hole under your dash you should feel it push on something, and maybe hear a click, from there you should be able to completely turn your key to the OFF position
I hope this helps you out.

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  • missnikkinor Feb 24, 2011

    Your posted advise worked! Thank You! But, it is only a temporary fix! Do you know what needs to be replaced?

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Check the adjustment on your floor shift cable. It may not be going all the way into park which will also cause the same problem.

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