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Cannot remove key from ignition in 2002 buick regal

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Ive been having the same problem for a long time. Its pretty annoying. I found some advice on

One says there is a release button you can get to under the steering column, but you have to have a screw driver. Caution though: If the key does not turn all the way down before you pull it out, even with the release, your car can still be started, even without the key in it. I did this.. kinda scary. Also, if the keys not all the way in the 'off' position and you take the key out, you cant automatically lock the doors. FYI.

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