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First my key was stuck in the ignition but would still start the car; pressing on the gear shifter released the key, however, now the car will not start.

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SOURCE: Cant get my key out of the ignition of my 95 Deville

Keys and Locks when worn will do this as will duplicate keys made not so perfectly. While keeping mild pressure on the key in the direction of removal, jiggle the steering wheel back and forth vigorisly. If you cannot get the shifter into park in oreder to remove the key, same deal, jiggle rapidly. Then see a lock smith

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SOURCE: key stuck in the ignition and wont let me out of gear

The shank of any GM key hits a lever that locks the key in place when turned into any position other than the off position. If it stuch in off, the cylinder must be replaced

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SOURCE: my key is stuck in ignition

2004 SRX I removed the housing around key switch and removed the locking solenoid located under the steering column. I used washers to take up the thickness of the now removed solenoid and replaced the screws. Zip tied the plug to the other wires and re- installed the housing. No more problems. 1 thing. there are 3 screws, 2 holding the lower housing, 1 on the Rt. side that secures the upper housing. That one is hard to find, it's located between the key and steering wheel. The screws that hold the solenoid were very small but easy to use vice grips to back them out.

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SOURCE: Gear shift stuck in drive, could remove key but

Check to see if your brake lights are working, of not check your fuses, there maybe a problem with the brake switch, or shift interlock circuits please rate

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SOURCE: stuck eldorado key in DTS ignition now car won't start

Make sure your steering wheel isn't locked. Sometimes a key won't turn until you jiggle the wheel while trying to turn the key.

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What should we do?


Hi there,
There is a (silly) safety lock on the ignition to stop it starting in gear, or the key being removed if not in park, and a sensible safety lock on the gear shift to stop kids letting it roll down a hill. Try putting your foot firmly on the brake, press the park release button beside the gear shift, while pulling the shifter out of park and back into park.
Getting the key out: Sometimes the steering wheel is placing pressure on the steering lock and key release mechanism, so try turning the steering wheel in any direction it can go while trying to release the key. It should come only out when you are in park.

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Altima key stuck ignition


Try pushing your shifter all the way forward while trying to turning the key to the off position and pulling the key out. You will most likely have to buy a new shifter lever or the whole shifter assembly.

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Can shift without applying brakes


There should be a cable that goes from the key lock to the shifter. That cable may be broken. There should also be a lock solenoid that requires you to push on the brake pedal to get the shifter out of park.
You would need to disassemble the console to get access to the shifter and then inspect these components.

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Ignition switch won't release key when it is put in park. But when I removed switch and key tumbler, the key tumbler/cylinder releases key. Why won't the key release when it is in park?


Most newer models have a safety feature called
shift interlock. This prevents the key from being turned back
to the lock position if you forget to place the gear selector in park.
Depending on the model,
If it uses a cable, it may be sticking or needs adjusting.
If it uses an electrical solenoid. may be blown fuse or park switch.
Tap, shake, and pull up on the shifter and make sure it's in park.

May 25, 2012 | 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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It's hard to explain, but i will in the best way i can. . . One morning when i started my car, i tried to press the gear thing in but it was stuck, so i kept trying and it finally went in. And once I...


Okay, you are correct, the key is stuck because of the shifter lock wont release, the most common reason is its stuck, you will need to remove the covering around shift to get to shifter lock release solenoid, there you will clean and lube it, you will need to move it by hand as you spray wd40 on the arms, you will see how it work by pressing the shift release and you will see to lever that gets pushed, it wont move because its stuck but you will see the levers move inside, hope this helps, good day.

Sep 03, 2011 | 1999 Mazda Millenia

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My key is stuck in the ignition. Won't lock.


do not try to put the key in lock. if it will still start, then you will be able to replace the lock cylinder. if you rotate it to lock then you might not get it to turn again. as for the gear selector, there is a release on the shifter. some have a slot to stick a key and push down as you change gears. others you may have to take apart the console, and you will see the release lever.

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Sebring wont get out of park


Newer cars REQUIRE you to press on the brake to get into gear. If the switch at the brake pedal is not working, or the solenoid at the gearshift is not working. The shifter is stuck. You MUST have a little slot by the shifter covered with a small cover. Check your manual, a key in that slot releases the shifter should you have the above problem or the battery is dead and no power to that release solenoid.

Jul 24, 2009 | 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

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Can't get the key out of the ignition.


You probably need to figure out the problem with the shifter. It has to think it's securely in Park before it will release the key. Try shoving forward on the shift lever while it's in Park as you try to remove the key.

Jul 12, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Neon

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Try turning the steering wheel before turning the key. It may have been turned and locked prior to turning off the ignition.Good luck

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I had that same problem. There is a gear shift lock button to the right of the gear shifter that has to be pressed down before you can unlock the gear shifter and the key.

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