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My ignition switch broke in Test lights position

One night i went to the store and i went to turn the car off and the ignition switch just moved back to the lock position but didnt cut the car off. It remained running. I tried to maybe push in on the ignition to try and push it into the off position but nothing. I have the steering wheel, turn signal off but i dont know what/where to go from there.

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Get a new switch and have it put on

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