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Car is in park key will not come out of switch

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A new ignition cylinder with new keys are needed then
if you have a lot of extra keys on the key ring the weight will destroy the tumblers inside the lock cylinder prematurely

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Car in park turn key starter engages engine starts and you can hear the Bendix still spinning in the ring gear put car into drive and then they stop spending


Does the starter engage again when you go back to park ?
Shifting from park to drive would cut the circuit from the key switch to the starter. The neutral safety switch prevents you from cranking the engine in drive or reverse.
I would say the key switch is not turning off power to the starter when you go from start to run.

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How do i change out the ignition switch?


Ign Systems 8D - 19 Service manual '92 Dak
Disconnect neg battery cable Tilt column:Remove tilt lever (counterclockwise) Remove upper and lower covers (3 screws) Remove ign switch mounting screws (3) with torx bit Gently pull switch away from column Release two connector locks on the seven-terminal wiring connector. Remove connector from ign switch Release connector lock on the Key-in-switch and Halo Light four terminal connector. Remove connector from switch Remove key cylinder from switch as follows: With key inserted and ign switch in the LOCK position use small screwdriver to depress the key cylinder retaining pin flush w/ key cylinder surface Rotate the key clockwise to the OFF position The key cylinder should now be unseated from the ign switch assembly With key cylinder in unseated position (key cylinder bezel about 1/8 inch above ign switch halo light ring) Rotate key counterclockwise to LOCK position and remove key Remove key cylinder INSTALLATION; Install electrical connectors to switch making sure locking tabs are fully seated into connector Mount ign switch to column Shifter must be in PARK position Park-lock dowel pin on ign assy must engage with park-lock slider linkageVerify ign switch is in lock position (flag is parallel w/ ign switch terminals..off to the right) Apply dab of grease to flag and pin Position park-lock link and slider to mid-travel Position ign switch against lock housing face Be sure pin is inserted into park-lock link contour slot Tighten screws Assemble cover Tighten more screws Tilt column and install tilt lever (clockwise) instsall neg battery cable Gently insert key cylinder into ign switch asssy until it bottoms Insert key and gently push key (inward) and rotate clockwise to end of travel Rejoice in how much money you just saved yourself

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91 nissan sentra classic key is stuck in ignition


The tumblers have probably collapsed. They are brass and they wear out and fall into the space between the key stock and the cylinder. The switch may have a combination of functions and it is called a neutral safety switch. IT could control starting from park and neutral, turning on the back up lights in reverse.

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Ignition switch won't release key when it is put in park. But when I removed switch and key tumbler, the key tumbler/cylinder releases key. Why won't the key release when it is in park?


Most newer models have a safety feature called
shift interlock. This prevents the key from being turned back
to the lock position if you forget to place the gear selector in park.
Depending on the model,
If it uses a cable, it may be sticking or needs adjusting.
If it uses an electrical solenoid. may be blown fuse or park switch.
Tap, shake, and pull up on the shifter and make sure it's in park.

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The ignitioe will not turn out of the off position, the steering column will not lock and transmission shifter depresser button presses but will not move out of park.


SOUND LIKE IGNITION SWITCH KEYLOCK CYLINDER BROKEN. IN WHICH YOU CANT GET CAR OUT OF PARK.THE KEY LOCK CYLINDER BY TURNING THE KEY.IT MOVES A GEAR AND RACK ASSEMBLY THAT IN TURN MOVES THE IGNITION SWITCH ACTUATOR ROD AND PLUNGER TO VARIOUS POSITIONS REQUIRED FOR PERFORMING IGNITION SWITCH FUNCTIONS. IF KEYLOCK BROKEN YOU WONT BEABLE TO TURN IGNITION KEY OR GET CAR OUT OF PARK.

Mar 26, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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When i shift it into park and turn the engine off and then proceed to pull the key out it wont relaese.


your ignition switch may be going bad. suggest this, turn key to off position,wiggle sterring wheel while removing your key. this won't last long though. you can try not stressing the steering by not parking on a hill,or parking the car where the steerings going to be in a [bind] or it may be only a ignition switch going bad,you can try this 1st though,while you're attempting to turn your key on, turn your steering wheel to right and left gently,if this works,your ignition switch is worn.if you continue to park the car in a bind,[on a hill] [up or down] it will get worse. and you will have to replace the ignition switch.

Mar 04, 2011 | 2004 Nissan Maxima

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Car is in park on incline, and will not start.


There is a neutral safety switch to make sure car is neutral.If that switch went bad or becase your parked on incline the switch is not made up because car rolled back when you put it in park.If you can depending on the situation,put key in ignition,turn key till one click before it starts,apply emergency brake,depress regular brakes and shift car from park to drive then back to park.then turn off key and restart.If for some reason you try to shift out of park and it wont move you need to roll car a little forward or backward(have someone else do the pushing and be carefull not to put anyone in a pinch point between another car if this car is parked between two cars)With older cars this is usally the case.If this fixes your problem i would have a mechanic change switch because this will probrobly happen again.Be carefull.......

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The key will not come out and the shift lever is not locked in park


Try putting foot on brake turn key on then put it in park. The key will not come out unless the shifter is in park.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Can't remove key from ignition for '00 honda accord @ park positi


push key in turn on and off push key in work switch off and on .if dont release you probably going to have to take out the ignition switch. make sure your car is all the way in park.

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Key stocked in the ignation switch


You need to put the speed back to Park. It also happen to me once.
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