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2004 Pontiac Gto: ignition switch key will not push in to allow the key to turn. What causes this ?

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Well if wiggling the steering wheel doesn't work there's more to it. I can't take credit for this fix, but here's a link referencing the exact problem and solution. It does involve taking the steering column apart somewhat but it doesn't look too bad. In case the link below gets removed for some reason, just Google: "2004 Pontiac GTO key wont turn" Good Luck;

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have you had the starter checked

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Unplug and unbolt them nothing special.

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SOURCE: mitsubishi galant 2004 key stuck in ignition

1st Remove Battery cable from Battery because the only time the air bags will deploy is when the key is in the ignition. I have tilt steering and when I put the steering wheel in the up most position. I came right out. But now it seems to stick more lately.

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The ignition has an interlock that will not let you turn the key all the way to OFF until the transmission is in park.
This is done via a sensor either in the transmission itself, or on the shifter.

With the car off, step on the brake and shift from Park to Reverse, then back in to Park. You should hear a faint "click" as the interlock engages. If not, then your sensor (switch) may have failed.

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac grand prix key won t turn ignition

well does the key go in does it turn to the start pos? if the dash dost power up its because the switch is bad if it will power up but not start it can be becuse of the resitor chip depends on what is going on if you cant get power its becuse of the switch

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