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Can ignition be removed with key stuck in it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes it needs to be in to do it. disconnect your battery and take the cover off your column then turn the key and push in the pin which is located on the ignition with a pick or small philips screwdriver. if this means nothing to you? you need a mechanic. good luck!

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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  • Jeff Strout
    Jeff Strout Oct 17, 2013

    Key will not turn!

  • John Ziehm
    John Ziehm Oct 17, 2013

    You need to really reef on the wheel back and forth to get the ignition to turn 1st then follow the rest of the instructions. It will take some real pulling back and forth in both directions and a few cranks like that most likely to loosen it enough to turn. After you really pull on it both ways see if its loose and then if not do the same thing with one hand while turning the key at same time.

  • Jeff Strout
    Jeff Strout Oct 18, 2013

    Tried all things..Stilll no luck...Steering doesnt lock..Key stuck between acc and lock position..Should i try removing the park lock cable from ignition???????????

  • Jeff Strout
    Jeff Strout Oct 18, 2013

    I do have a mechinic working on too...just trying to help things along! Fun stuff!

  • John Ziehm
    John Ziehm Oct 18, 2013

    I would say at this point it may be easier to rpelace the column than the ignition. I would also call a locksmith and ask them if they have any chance of getting it straightened out. Good luck

  • Jeff Strout
    Jeff Strout Oct 20, 2013

    Thanks John Z..I had an auto locksmith come out and fix the key problem! They quoted me on an estimate at $195.00 for about an hour job and ended up at my house for 4 and a half house..Fixed it all and still only charged me the original quote! Whew5

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