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Can not remove key from ignition and something it draining the batttery in about a hour

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The lock cylinder is worn and needs to be replaced. It will need to be in the unlocked position for the easiest replacement. If you go to a GM dealership with the VIN The parts department can re-key a new lock cylinder the same as the doors and trunk.

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