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I can ot get the key out of the ignition of a 2004 pontiac aztek. It will not turn all the way off, only o n

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You have to pull the plug on the underside of the stearing wheel on the right side. inside is a button (a golf tee works great) push the button and turn the key at the same time and the key will come right out. i have the same issue.....keep a golf tee with you and you eill be good to go.

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