Question about 2006 Chevrolet HHR
My ignition key is stuck in the ignition lock
Start with the shifter. a common problem is the shifter is not making connection with the switch to tell the car its in park. jar ( hit) the shifter some and see if this doesnt let the key release. if this doesnt work then on plastic covering under the ignition switch is a small opening with a plastic cover. Remove the cover, feel with your finger until you find the release button for the key. The key will then come out.
Posted on Jul 04, 2008
My 06 HHR has the same problem, ive takin it to the dealership various times and they say it is not a problem but u know what, i went to the parts department asked to see the shifter and it's is different from the original so this has to mean only one thing? that they are aware this pin on the shifter slides to one side and fails to make contact with the release mechanism, im gonna sue these ******** i have proof they are lying. may the best car win, don't you just hate it when GM makes does stupid commercials? they just want to make you feel patriotic,. **** them buy a totota or a Honda they will last u trouble free for years.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Remove little plastic slot under steering wheel and push button inside while turning key it works but you have to do it everytime u remove key but it don't cost nothing
Posted on Oct 11, 2013
My 2008 hhr remotes both stop working when I had to recharge my battery want can I do.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Key stuck in ignition
This is a VERY common problem and there is a campaign though I am not sure it ever made it to full recall. The ultimate answer is to have the ignition switch replaced. In the meantime, you'll need to be able to get that key out. On the bottom side of the steering column there is a one inch square rubber plug that you pry out. You can then use your pointer finger to push the switch in. This will release the lock and let you turn your key to the off position and remove. You may want to leave this plug out as you'll be doing this a lot until it is repaired.
Posted on Oct 04, 2010
You may want to try pushing fordward harder into the park position while turning the key to the off position. The locking cable may need adjustment. If this does not work, try turning the collar just behind the keyswitch counter clockwise while trying to remove the key.Thanks, Dana
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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