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Key won't turn back all the way to shut car totally off

For 2 days I can't turn the key all the way back on my ignition to properly turn the car off. The key should have been locked into the ignition but comes out easily. It also is able to come out while driving. Do I need to replace the entire assembly, or is it just a broken piece?

It was fine then all the sudden just locked up. Even with jiggling the steering wheel and the ignition, nothing works. The ignition is locked in that position and now my batter is dead from it.

How do I fix this, as I need to do it on my own.

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  • sarahlynn142 Jun 22, 2009

    I apologize,I have a 2006 monte carlo. I don't have much experience fixing things,but I try. Do u know how much it runs to replace the ignition switch?

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You did not state the age or model of your vehicle, but if it is an older car - change out the ignition switch.

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I would take it in to a dealer or repair shop to have it fixed. It sounds like the ignition switch is broken and needs to be replaced. You can fix it but the problem with that is that it is not very sturdy. One wrong turn and the thing will break again and you will be back at the same point you are now.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • James Ingle-Chapman Jun 24, 2009

    It consists of taking apart the steering column. I would not do it until you get a book on how to do it so you do not accidentally break the column or accidentally setting of the air bag and hurting your neck or any part of your body. I think to turn off the air bag your unhook the negative battery cable. As far as turning it back on it should be as simple as hooking it back up.

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