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We sucessfully changed key cylinder, but now the tundra is stuck in park!

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See if you have a shift lock release, usually you step on the brake and you can shift out of park when the truck is running

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Shake ya sterring wheel from side to side and try turning ya key. The lock could be stuck and needs to be freed up. This should do the trick.

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I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 and I can't get the car to start and the key is stuck in the ignition. The battery is fine, lights and radio still work, but the engine won't even turn over. I tried rocking the...


Make sure that your shift lever is all the way into the "Park" position. Failure to have it all the way in park will cause the key to get stuck and the starter to not turn your engine over.

If you are sure that the shifter is all the way in Park. then your key cylinder could be faulty and you are most likely locked out from starting the car by the Security System. With a faulty key cylinder, the Security System "thinks" that someone is trying to steal the car and locks out the starter and the fuel system.

Replacement of the key cylinder requires re-programming of the computer system so that the security system will recognize the new cylinder and allow the car to start.

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When we use our key fob to lock the doors, i know we must use the key fob to unlock the doors to avoid the alarm from going off. Recently I parked in a parking garage at an airport (left key fob at home)...


You should be able to just unlock the door with the key, and even if the alarm is still going of try to start it the key should override the alarm.

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you might need to replace ignition key cylinder assy and replace current key, now, sometimes if this is a automatic transmission it might have problem with shifter interlock cable try moving shifter from park to first and back to park and try removing key again, but if key gets stuck and car won't start, does the key turns? does the engine cranks? are you using the correct key?

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Replace the key cylinder while you can still wiggle the key out of the ignition. In order to change the ignition cylinder, you must be able to turn the key backwards to remove the old one. This will fail on you when it is most inconvenient. Good luck

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A locksmith can rekey the locks to accept a different key. This would be much cheaper then buying and replacing all the cylinders.
You trucks ignition lock may have whats called an imobilizer Its set to your present key and if you change the key code you would need to buy imoblizer keys from the dealer and have them programed. Little pricey. Perhaps you could just change the codes on the doors and leave the ign key alone. Also you may want to change your wireless entry fobs to new ones.

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