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The ignition switch is stuck in the on position and i cant get the key out. how do i get the key to turn?

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Take it out of park and then back in to park see if that helps and if that dont help try turning key on and off few times

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  1. On models equipped with airbag, disarm airbag as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
  2. On all models, disconnect battery ground cable.
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