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I replace the ignition cylinder in my 1999 GMC Jimmy. the switch doesn't reset all the way and the keys wont release and that is why i replace it in the first place. what should i do?

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  • kshipley3rd Jul 12, 2010

    a couple days ago my wife told me she the keys to our 1999 GMC Jimmy were stuck in the ignition. i discovered that the key wasn't turning back to the off position so the key was locked in the column. i bought a new ignition cylider with keys and it still does the same thing i jostled with the steering column and automatic transmition shifter with no success. any suggestions?

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The ignition switch is not fitted properly to the new ignition cylinder lock. Install your new key cylinder into the old ignition switch assembly. Make sure the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and reassemble steering wheel and switches. The key is not getting released this indicates the problem with the ignition switch or ignition lock cylinder.The ignition lock cylinder is replaced so the indication is on faulty ignition switch or the improper fitting. But if fitting is proper and ignition switch is checked ok then did you replaced the ignition lock cylinder exactly for your vehicle or its bit different. That can also make the problem. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.


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Make sure the transmission is in park (for cars with automatic transmissions).Set the parking brake to prevent the car from rolling farther against the curb.
Pull hard on the steering wheel while turning it in both directions. If this doesn't free the wheel, move on to the next step that is release the parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. Let up on the foot pedal just enough to rock the car slightly.
Turn the steering wheel again. The key should turn now.

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