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Ignition cylinder wont turn from locked position

I've tried turning steering wheel ,moving shifter, lock graphite and tore down the column to find out it is not like older models.

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Steering Column Electric Park Lock
If the vehicle is equipped with a floor-mounted console gear shifter, an added safety feature is an steering column electric park lock system in the steering column. The steering column electric park lock system prevents the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a steering column electric park lock and a park position switch, that is located in the A/T shift lock control switch. The steering column electric park lock contains a spring-loaded pin that mechanically prevents the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the Lock position when the transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost or the transmission is not in the Park position, the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the Lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.

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My torrent will not start and the key will not come out what do I do


What year is it ? Does yours have floor mounted gear shifter on the console ?
Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
If the vehicle is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, it has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator's purpose is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a ignition lock cylinder control actuator , and a Park position switch that is located in the automatic transmission (A/T) shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the Lock position when vehicle transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the Lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.

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What make vehicle ? Most all vehicles have a safety system .Don't try an force anything you'll break it !
Electronic Park Lock (EPL)/Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator: If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission and a floor mounted console gear shift, it has an ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator purpose is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in any position other than PARK and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of an ignition lock cylinder control actuator, and a park position switch that is located in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when the vehicle transmission is not in the PARK position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the PARK position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column. They also have this on column mounted shifters !

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2007 cadillac dts key stuck in ignition and wont shift out of park


Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
The vehicle it is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, and has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator systems purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator system consists of the BCM, the lock cylinder relay, and the ignition lock cylinder control actuator. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle speed is above 5 mph for 15 seconds and the transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column. For situations where the vehicle must be towed, the system can be overridden by pressing a release button that is reached through an access hole located on the under side of the steering column. First, remove the black plug covering the hole.

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Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
If the vehicle is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, it has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuators purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a ignition lock cylinder control acutator, and a park position switch that is located in the A/T shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control acutator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column. GM has had some problems with this , If you have the console shifter there is a micro switch that when put into park a linkage pushes on this micro switch closing the circuit to ignition lock cylinder control actuator allowing you to remove your key ! These linkages fall out causing this problem ,an have electrical wiring problems as well ! I fixed a 2006 Chevy cobalt that had this same problem by getting a used shifter assembly at the auto salvage year ! cost $20.00 . There mite be a access hole under the bottom of the steering column with a release button up inside !

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Unable to turn the key in ignition...a little play in steering wheel, but key refuses to turn


Trying smacking the shifter hard to the park position which it is already. There is a lock that stops the ignition from unlocking if the gear selector not getting into the P position all the way.

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I have a 2003 Chevy blazer xtreme 4.3 v6 automatic transmission and its giving me some issues with the console shifter and ignition system! Every other time I put the blazer in park and try to take the key...


Fixing stuck key in your gmc envoy same as a blazer !
Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
If the vehicle is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, it has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuators purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a ignition lock cylinder control acutator, and a park position switch that is located in the A/T shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control acutator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.

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To JTurcotte - Your discussion and directions on how to repair the 1990 Jeep Cherokee srteering column were very good. I have a similar but not exact problem. The key would not come out of the...


WHEN YOU INSTALL NEW LOCK CYLINDER, TURN THE KEY TO THE LOCK POSITION. INSERT THE LOCK CYLINDER INTO THE HOUSING FAR ENOUGH TO CONTACT THE DRIVE SHAFT FORCE IT INWARD AND MOVE THE IGNITION SWITCH ACTUATOR ROD UP AND DOWN TO ALIGN THE COMPONENTS. WHEN THE COMPONENTS ALIGN, THE CYLINDER WILL MOVE INWARD AND THE SPRING LOADED RETAINER WILL SNAP INTO PLACE LOCKING THE LOCK CYLINDER IN THE HOUSING.

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THE IGNITION KEY WON"T COME OUT> I"VE TRIED


Under the steering column there is a small plastic piece that can be removed from the lower cover. Remove that piece. the hole will be big enough to put your finger in. If you look you will see the park lock cable where it attaches to the ignition lock cylinder housing. Push/pull lightly on that. It will move in one direction. As soon as you feel it move turn the key to the off position.

Mar 09, 2011 | 2007 Chevrolet HHR Special Edition

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Remove ignition tumbler


lock cylinder removal

Section 11-04: Steering Column 1996 Escort, Tracer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal
  1. stf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
    Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal procedure.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) aside.




  1. Remove the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts and lower the steering column (3C529).
  1. Use a hammer and chisel to make a groove in the head of each of the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts.


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  1. Remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts with a screwdriver and discard the bolts.




  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket.
Installation
  1. Position the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket and install two new bolts, tightening them only enough to hold the ignition switch lock cylinder in position.
  1. With the key in the ignition, verify the operation of the ignition switch lock cylinder. If necessary, reposition the ignition switch lock cylinder until it operates properly.
  1. Tighten the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts until the bolt heads break off.
  1. Position the steering column and install the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts. Tighten the steering column upper mounting bracket bolts to 9-14 Nm (80-124 lb-in).
  1. On vehicles equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
  1. Position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and install the bolt. Tighten the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).
  1. Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Install the multi-function switch. Refer to Section 11-05 for the installation procedure.
  1. Install the steering wheel. Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Inspect the shift interlock system. Refer to Section 07-05 for the procedure.

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