My ignition key is stuck in my 1996 Isuzu Trooper. I can start the car and it goes all the way to the off position. It is just one small click from the lock position to free the key. Some folks are saying it is a Shifter Interlock Solenoid problem and some other folks are saying it is in the shifter. Do you have any ideas where the problem could be?
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Look at the starter for a short to ignition + some vehicles get there ignition voltage at the starter connection. If the problem is not there look for an ignition relay under the hood that could be stuck in the on position. Sometimes if you remove it and tap it quite hard on a solid surface it will unstick. If that works you still need to replace that relay being that it will stick again. Good luck.
put the key in the ignition and turn to the "On" position. Once one of the doors is opened you have about 30 seconds (you should hear a "tick-tock" sound as it counts down) to put the key in the ignition and turn it to on. If you open the rear gate, the alarm will immediately sound (this is by design). You can buy new fob's online for $40-60 each, google how to reset them.
replace the whole ignition barrel with new key and get key programmed by dealer
can remove barrel and key by removing steering column covers turn ignition to on position and with small shank screw driver push in hole in outer top rear section of barrel assembly then pull out ignition lock barrel with key in it. fit new lock barrel and key, program new key into system and can get door lock barrels coded to suit new key or get code for old key and cut new key so it fits mechanical locks on the rest of the vehicle (just wont turn in ignition) 2 keys for vehicle.
The problem is most likely in the key ignition itself. There is a rod that goes from the key ignition down the column to a set of switches (depending on the make, model, and year) that could jam or your switch assembly could simply be broken. The most simple thing could be that your key and key ignition is so worn that the teeth on the key simply wont align the tumblers anymore. Hope this helps.
first thing to try would be to remove car from park to a gear and then put firmly back into park...... then retry, if doin that a few times dont work, you will prob need to replace the ignition cylinder....... make sure it appears gear selector levers parts are all in their place,, visually that is
sort of a solution. if you can get the ignition to turn to the off position there is a pin under it you can push and pull the whole thing out and start it with a screwdriver. or you can take out one screw from behind the ignition on the little black thing and you can start it with anything. i'm not sure if that will unlock the steering column though. hope this helps