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My problem is when I want to turn the car off the key will not come out. I turn the key to the off position and the car will shut off but the key will only go as far back, so that the battery is still on. The key will not go back any farther. So I just keep turning the key back and forth until it turns all the way back and than it comes out with no problem. I need help it is a real pain in the ****, and besides I look like a ****** sitting in the car trying to turn the car off, and my lights keep flashing off and on. Any suggestions would be great.

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With the key in the on position, listen for a click noise when you step on the brake. It may come from the steering column or the floor shifter. If it doesn't click, then the park lock switch is bad. This switch is located under the cover for your gearshifter. If it does click, then the lock solenoid is bad. This is located by the ignition switch.

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