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Key doesnt turn

My key is stuck in between acc and off it wont shut off and it wont shift outta first geer but the shifter thing moves but not out of first geer and it wont go in to park it only gose up to reverse i had to diss conecct the battery so that the battery wouldnt die can anyone please help me im a gurl who knos nothing about cars Battery was dead and key turned fine one day, but the key got stuck and we finally got it out after awhile. The next day i went to charge the battery and the key wouldnt turn at all. i tried moving the steering wheel and the drive handle. Does it sound like a bad ignition switch?

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Dose your car have a key removal lock ? a lock you have to press befor you can remove the key ?
there is a shift over ride by your shifter. between/around the shifter and the radio (closer to the sifter) there is a small round plastic cover you can remove with a small flat head screw driver. remove this. you will a key or the screw driver and insert it into, what looks like a key hole for your car and turn/press (sorry for being vauge GMC's change year to year) this should allow you to move the shifter into park. make sure the car is off or at lest you have the E-brake on as well as your peddle brakes.

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