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1997 grand prix ignition lock assembly will not turn with key. It is stuck in lock position

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It mite be that ur steering wheel is lock to one side,,grab steering wheel & turn it left or right, it will move a little,,try turning key when u hold the steering wheel in the middle,,

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Key stuck in ignition of 97 grand prix


If you can turn key, start it up. Shift into gear, back into park, wheels straight ahead. turn key off. See if you can get it out then by wiggling key. If your wheels are locked at an angle, it might have something to do with it. Try pulling wheel away from lock position.
Other than that, a little spray of lubricant into lock cyliinder might help. Give it a few minutes to soak in. I'm not sure if a locksmith could help, but worth a call to ask them.
If you can put key in run position, I think you would be able to remove lock cylinder. You have to pull the steering column covers off to remove cylinder. There is a procedure, pretty easy. Good luck.

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Install a Ignition lock cylinder 1997 Pontiac Grand Am


  • Ignition Removal Instructions
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection in Engine Electrical.
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  • Remove the upper and lower shrouds. Refer to Steering Column Trim Covers - Disassemble - Off Vehicle or Steering Column Trim Covers - Disassemble - Off Vehicle .
  • Put the key in the steering column lock cylinder set (1).

  • Turn the key to the "START" position.
  • Install a 1/16 allen wrench (2) into the hole on top of the lock module assembly in order to release the steering column lock cylinderset retaining pin.
  • Turn the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the "RUN" position.
  • Pull the steering column lock cylinder set (1) out from the lock module assembly.
  • Remove the key from the steering column lock cylinder set (1).

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  • Insert the key into the steering column lock cylinder set (1).
  • LIne up the locking tab (2) and the positioning tab (3) of the steering column lock cylinder set with the locking tab slot (5) and the positioning tab slot (4) in the lock module assembly (6).
  • Push the steering column lock cylinder set (1) into the lock module assembly (6).
  • Rotate the steering column lock cylinder set (1) in the lock module assembly (6) into all positions.
  • Install the upper and lower shrouds. Refer to Steering Column Trim Covers - Assemble - Off Vehicle or Steering Column Trim Covers - Assemble - Off Vehicle
  • Remove the ignition key from the lock cylinder set (1).
  • Connect the negative battery cable to the battery. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection in Engine Electrical

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This situation is called "Torque Lock". The Solution is simply to Turn the Steering Wheel Slightly in the Opposite Direction to remove Pressure on the Steering Lock Pawl. Usually this occurs when turning off the Key while Pressure is Applied to the Steering Wheel from a slight "Roll-Back" or from the Power Steering being forced all the way to it's limit in one direction or the other. Always be sure that the Steering is allowed to relax prior to switching the Ignition Switch to the Locked Position. This is a very common problem most frequently experienced by women rather than men. Let me know if this helps!

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You are going to have to probably take this somewhere to get fixed the tumblers inside the ignition lock cylinder have become unlocked and are jamming the cylinder.

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1997 Grand Prix Key stuck in ignition


A simple way to make your car secure without removing the key is ti run a wire from the positive side of the coil to a good quality toggle switch that you can mount in a discreet location (possibly somewhere easily accessable) then run a wire from the other side of the toggle switch to a metal surface ,and attache the wire with a small sheet metal screw, when you flip the switch to the on position it will ground out the coil thus preventing the engine from starting. Another way is to buy a battery cable with a switch already installed, but that is a real pain to turn on and off as you must open the hood of your vehicle to activate the switch
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