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Ignition will not turn to the off position - 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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First and foremost dont listen to many of these other guys saying buy a new ignition. How can they all themselves a mechanic!!!! I am a pregnant WOMAN and know that if your ignition does not switch to the off position all the way, you must first check the cable from the shifter because your can may not be recognizing it is in park. Please do not just go buy a new ignition before you check that out, it may save you a bunch of money like it did for myself. THANKS!

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Hello. I can assist you. An ignition switch is designed to utilize a key that controls the main electrical switch in your car. This switch controls the engine starter, main control systems and other various systems. The key is used to keep unwanted users from operating the vehicle. This key and lock are much like any other lock and key assembly. All lock assemblies have a periodical maintenance schedule. This lock service includes cleansing of the key and internal lock assembly. After the cleaning maintenance has been performed a small amount of lock lubricant should be added to the internal lock tumbler. The car ignition lock is subject to pressures and vibration through normal usage. If this doesn't solve your problem you will then have to replace the ignition switch. regards, Joe

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