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Ignition stuck in run position with keys in it.

I turned on my 1988 corvette to repark it and the key is stuck in the run position it won't move to any other position. I had to pull a fuse to make the car stop running. Can anyone tell me how to get my key to turn?

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You may be lucky and remove barrel in the run position but the norm is the key in the aux position,to remove the barrel.try some oil down the key ,but iam think you will need to cut off the steering lock and renew the whole thing .the steering lock has shear headed bolts so you cannot undo the bolts.You may be lucky and tap the heads around with a centre punch ,if not radial cutter and big hammer and chisel.

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Turn the stearing wheel a bit to unlock the key

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If it has a automatic transmission make sure it's in park (try pushing the shifter while twisting the key). Try wiggling the steering wheel while twisting the key. If the car is parked for long periods of time the ignition cylinder could be sticking (try spraying WD-40 in around the key). I had a classic car and the key fell out while the engine was running. And when I turned it off I couldn't turn it again even with the key, I had to replace the lock cylinder.

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