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Key trapped in ignition

Key is trapped, ignition will not turn to lock position, odo trip and gear position indicator lights stay on runs the battery down.

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  • Robin Harris
    Robin Harris Feb 17, 2014

    Owners manual indicates a safety feature has malfunctioned or is inoperable and to obtain service. Are there known codes for this malfunction or is this a replacement issue with the ignition switch?

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Could be the ignition lock or switch, but it could be the shifter too.
If the shifter is not completely in park, the key will not go to the lock position.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

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SOURCE: 2008 T&C (GD batteries) vehicle wont acknowledge key, or lights

The keys have security codes in them. If the key does not match the one the vehicle is looking for it won't start. You need to take the key and vehicle to a dealer to be reprogramed. Or if you just bought a key and have the old one, take the two keys to a dealer so the old key code can be copied to the new one.

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SOURCE: I have 1996 sebring my key is stuck in the ignition

first thing to try would be to remove car from park to a gear and then put firmly back into park...... then retry,
if doin that a few times dont work, you will prob need to replace the ignition cylinder....... make sure it appears gear selector levers parts are all in their place,, visually that is

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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Thank You Very Much for The Maintenance Required Light Info, as far as the flashing car w the key inside. I'm not sure what key we have? When we bought it it only came with one key so we tried to make a duplicate, which ended up not working because we later found out it needs a chip (or probably what I hear as the smart key?) If the light is supposed to be on (and normal) why does it need reset?

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