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I have a 2004 BMW 525i. I am having problems getting the key out the ignition when trying to turn car off. I find myself having to push the gear all the way up in Park before the key will release.

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Somehow the mechanism is out of adjustment.
First, try a tiny bit of spray lubricant in the hole where you put the key.
If that doesn't help, you may have to take the car in to the shop and have the steering wheel removed and a part or two replaced.
Has someone tried to force the car steering wheel at one time?
Was the car in a wreck that involved the steering?
God bless your efforts.

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