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My ignition key inside, but wont disengage to start vehicle.

The Key will go in correctly but, sometimes will not turn ( liked jammed position). I have used WD40 and it seems to help but usually in mornings and some evenining, it does not work properly. Can this item be replace other than going to an Dealership.. Thanks

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The new switch and key has to be coded to the car some shops can do this but it is best to take that particular vehicle back to cheverolet

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