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Key stuck in ignition

I have a 1996 buick regal. The key is stuck in the "on" position. the only way to turn my car off is to first take out the fuel injector, then unscrew the negative side of my battery. Any ideas?

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You will have to remove the ignition switch (What you shoved your key into) they do tend to seize. To do this you have to remove your steering wheel (Make sure to disconnect the battery when doing this.) It is not suggested but you should pickup a steering wheel puller, doing it yourself will defiantly save you some money, but this will be very stressful at times.

Once you get the steering wheel off you should see the back half of the ignition switch. There is only 1 pin holding that in, disconnect the wiring harness from the switch and start hunting that pin. It is semi small (as the whole ignition switch) once you remove the switch head over to your local GM dealership and ask to buy a new one (These things are not cheap... expect to pay up to $150 for a new one and a new set of keys.)

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