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Can't get key out of ignition

Will start but can't remove key and shifter now sticking when cold

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SOURCE: ignition switch sticks at times will not turn need

tumblers in the lock cylinder or the key is worn

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Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
If the vehicle is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, it has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuators purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a ignition lock cylinder control acutator, and a park position switch that is located in the A/T shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control acutator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.

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The most commonly diagnosed component is the shifter and/or shifter solenoid on your Impala.
GM issued a bulletin on this problem. Contact your dealer, they are aware of the problem and you could be covered under warranty. Below is a copy of the bulletin.

#08-07-30-007A: EI08045 - Key Cannot be Removed from Ignition with Gear Selector in Park, Shifter Cannot be Moved From Park Position (Engineering Information) - (Apr 8, 2008)
Subject: EI08045 -- Key Cannot Be Removed from Ignition with Gear Selector in Park, Shifter Cannot Be Moved From Park Position (Engineering Information)

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Good luck, i hope this helps.

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There is a hole under the steering column you will have to stick a pen in it, and you will hear a "spring" sound and you can remove your keys. Once removed, check your shifter, and clean around it. Sometimes this is caused because your shifter is not completely in park. Other solution is to replace the ignition switch after you get them out. Unless you want to just stick a pen in the hole everytime. Thanks.

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If it doesn't the mechanism one the gear shifter itself most likely has coke/coffee on it and is sticking. It is mounted right under the cup holders.

you can try to clean it by removing the center console, but I would take it to a garage to do it. The center console has to be removed and the mechanism that does into the shifter has to be removed and cleaned with contact cleaner. It then has to be re-greased and reinstalled.

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