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2009 Chevy Impala key stuck in ignition

My key was stuck in the ignition and after taking the steering column apart I was able to manually depress the solenoid to release the key. I have replaced the entire shifter with the new design and also replaced the wiring harness for it, but the key will still get stuck in the ignition. I have a good ground (black wire) and I get voltage to the green wire, but I do not get voltage to the yellow wire or the purple wire in Park, Neutral, or after the car has been turned off. I have continuity on the purple wire (from shifter to steering column), but I do not know where the yellow wire goes shoot that out. Is there a fuse or relay that is used in this circuit that I should check? Or do you think that it might be the ignition switch itself?

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The key part may have worn teeth in it..may need a new key insert..

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im looking at that circuit , on the start relay on your radiator support , red is always hot via fusible link , purple to solenoid as you say , orange/black wire should be hot in run or start mode , if it is not the fuse for that wire is PCM/ABS 10 amp located fuse block in driver door jam , it does go through the nuetral saftey switch , the yellow wire going to the PCM must ground that relay to activate start mode . last note there is a PCM/CRANK fuse in the driver door jam also , 10 amp , if all this is good i would like to hear more . 1 more note about the nuetral saftey switch is the pink wire going in and the orange/black wire coming out should have continuity in park and nuetral ....let us know thanks

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SOURCE: key locked in ignition... can't get it out. HELP!

while in park, press harder up past park and it will disengage. Otherwise there is a pin on the ignition you can press and remove the entire ignition. You call also lightly tap gently around igniton piece to loose the pins inside that hold the key.

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look for a 5 amp fuse, crank fuse in car, not under hood

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there should be a slot for each wire on back of ignition play with them till you get it right cant hurt anything

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when it wont start, turn your headlights on, see if they work if they dont, find out why. When it wont start, take a wire from the positive battery terminal and touch it to the small post on the starter solenoid, it should crank. If it now cranks, theres a problem between the ign switch and the starter solenoid.

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