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I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix that I have difficulty in removing the key from the ignition. Most of the time I have to leave it in the ignition and then it drains the battery and won't start

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Ok, look under your steering column, theres a little circle that pops out then take a screwdriver or pen and push it through the hole and it will release your cylinder lock. there is a solenoid up there on the coulmn that when you have your car in park that is supposed to let it release and its not functioning properly.

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