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Went to start my 2007 Jetta, and key went into ignition, but car won't start, and key will not turn back to the insert position, so I can't remove it. On advice of my brother, I removed + cable from battery, and was able to remove key, but now I'm stranded. Had opposite problem 2 weeks ago, where key would not go into ignition, and local VW dealership replaced ignition, and it worked fine, till this latest problem.

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I have a similar problem my car will not turn over after pumping gas the accessories come one but will not start

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Grand prix wont start; unable to remove key

On many cars, if the battery is dead, it locks the key in the ignition. Put a battery charger on the car or replace the battery and give it a shot.

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SOURCE: key will not go into ignition, drivers door lock stopped working

I have solved the problem with the help of others who post earlier comments who had a similar problem. I read that the tang at the entrance of the tumbler sleeve that receives the key is plastic and that by using a small sturdy screw driver you can bend the tang in. I was then able to insert the key. I plan on having a new tumbler sleeve installed in the near future.

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SOURCE: can't remove key from ignition. battery is dead

If the battery is dead, the ignition keys will not release from the ignition. If there is no signal from the transmission shifter that it's in park since the battery is dead, then the ignition lock will not release the keys.  After charging the battery or jumping the blazer to start it and the key's still will not release, try this. 
There is a "plunger" as part if the ignition. Under the steering wheel there is a small removable cap that you can take off and put a small screw driver up into and press the plunger in and it will release the key. Good luck and hope this helps, Keep me posted be glad to help. 

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SOURCE: VW Jetta. Radio and clock are not working...

Radios often have a security code which needs to be entered when the radio is first turned on or if it has been disconnected. If you have the radio manual, then there should be a card with a number on it. Enter this via the channel selection buttons to resume normal service

(If your battery was entirely dead, then it may have been to low to maintain the normal operation of the radio; i.e. it "forgot" the code).

If you haven't got this code, then go to your dealer, who will advise

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