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My pontiac aztek will not release the key from the ignition. Tried looking under the steering wheel for a release button or switch and it won't work.

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If the key won't come out when the transmission is in park and the key is rotated to the off position, you may have a mechanical problem. The ignition lock assembly is cheaply available.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

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    Toni Warden Dec 15, 2014

    The key wont turn completely off. It's in the acc position. Had to disconnect the battery so it wouldn't drain it.

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac sunfire key wont turn in ignition

You will have to have the ignition cylinder replaced in the car. The only thing that keeps that ignition from turning is a little tang on the sdie of it. The only way that tang moves is by the tumblers inside the cylinder moving it. They will have a hard time replacing it too as they can't remove the cylinder from the bore until it is in the "run" position. Obviously there are ways to get them out but it usually involves using half the tools of a good tech's toolbox. if it is towed the towtruck driver will have to use dolly wheels or remove the shifter cable at the transmission to get it to move as it will be stuck in park- unless is a standard shift.
I am sorry for the bad news. Get a second opinion from somebody that can put their hands on it , but it sounds like you have a tried all or most of the tricks.
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Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Key Stuck in ythe ingnition

There is a hole under the steering column right near the ignition switch, if the key gets stuck, stick a pen or something in the hole, you will feel the little lever move and you can remove the key.

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SOURCE: 98 Toyota 4Runner ignition switch won't turn

turn key toacc using pick release ign cyl start car w long pliers while having locksmith repair cyl

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SOURCE: key locked in ignition... can't get it out. HELP!

while in park, press harder up past park and it will disengage. Otherwise there is a pin on the ignition you can press and remove the entire ignition. You call also lightly tap gently around igniton piece to loose the pins inside that hold the key.

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SOURCE: Lock steering wheel...Key won't turn in the ignition

Make sure to push the brake firmly with you foot. I do this all the time.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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