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On our 2005 Grand Prix, the key is stuck in ignition, after battery ran down, was recharged, now won't start. I suspect fuel relay needs reset, where is it? Car would run before battery ran down. I need to start it and take it to dealer to get key removed/fixed, etc.

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Hello! It sounds like you're having a fairly common issue, and one that you should be able to remedy - on your own; in about 30 minutes! :)

First - I'm not sure if you're having the problem where your key is not only stuck, but also won't turn...if so, then follow these steps to be able to turn the key. If you can turn the key, ignore these steps. :)
- On the bottom of the steering wheel - you will see a small, circular cap - using a small flat blad screwdriver, pry that cap off.
- Inside the hole there is a switch that you need to push up on with the screwdriver, and while doing so - you will then be able to turn the key.

Now - once you have done this - you need to reset or "relearn" the security system. Here's how:

1.) Turn the key to the "ON" position, then attempt to start. Car will not start.
2.) On your instrument cluster, you should now see the security light flashing. Leave the car on, and wait approximately ten minutes or until that security light stops flashing. (NOTE: if it doesn't stop flashing after about 10 minutes, turn the key to "OFF", disconnect the battery cables for 10 minutes, reconnect, and restart procedure at Step 1)
3.) Turn ignition to off. Wait five seconds.
4.) Repeat steps 1-3 two more times, for a total of 30 minutes.
5.) The PCM is now ready to learn the security systemOn our 2005 Grand Prix, the key is stuck in - 2.gif on the next crank. Turn the car to off, then attempt to start. Your car should start at this time. I would then start the car with all other keys that you have for that vehicle to ensure that they are all working.

Hope this helps and good luck! Thanks for using FixYa!

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