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The ignitioe will not turn out of the off position, the steering column will not lock and transmission shifter depresser button presses but will not move out of park.

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SOUND LIKE IGNITION SWITCH KEYLOCK CYLINDER BROKEN. IN WHICH YOU CANT GET CAR OUT OF PARK.THE KEY LOCK CYLINDER BY TURNING THE KEY.IT MOVES A GEAR AND RACK ASSEMBLY THAT IN TURN MOVES THE IGNITION SWITCH ACTUATOR ROD AND PLUNGER TO VARIOUS POSITIONS REQUIRED FOR PERFORMING IGNITION SWITCH FUNCTIONS. IF KEYLOCK BROKEN YOU WONT BEABLE TO TURN IGNITION KEY OR GET CAR OUT OF PARK.

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