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My key is stuck in the ignition of my 1997 saturn SL can turn neither the steering wheel or my kets what can I do

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I had this problem when my 97 sc1 was first given to me. It turned out to be in the automatic trans shifter anti theft switch. I just removed center console and disarmed it. try slamming shifter into park and see if it makes a difference, don't forget to push in on the key a little before turning.

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try this. tap on the end of the key; tapping in the direction of key insertion. Use a handle from a screwdriver to lightly tap on the end of the key. sometimes this will free up the lock enough to get it to turn.

Make sure the lock isnt binding because of the steering lock. You may have to pull hard over on the steering wheel and try to turn the key.

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When the battery is dead, the key cannot be removed. You can either charge the battery, and remove the key or, there is a access panel (small) under the steering column, remove this, and push a small pluger to the left, while holding the plunger, remove the key.

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I own a 97 Saturn SL. A few days after we bought it, the ignition locked and we were going NO WHERE. This can be extremely frustrating, I know. The solution is simple. Take the key out of the ignition, lock the wheel, put key back in ignition and wiggle the steering wheel while turning the key. Weird, I know, but it works, just think of it as a safety feature! LOL

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