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2003 range rover ignition key off power still key stuck in position 1

Stopped to put gas turned car off removed key from ignition. Noticed all acc power still on while key was out of ignition. Meanwhile ignition stuck at position.Put key back into ignition key now stuck in position 1 and is unable to move forward or backward to any other position. Key can be removed from ignition. Need help.everything else working fine. Tried basic fixes i.e. Fuses, code, battery, etc. just painted it so would hate to have it end now. Please help

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    Thomas Keanu Jan 27, 2014

    Sorry guys, but the key is not stuck in the ignition. Ignition is in off position yet the power to the vehicle is still on. I have since pulled the ignition completely off I can now turn the ignition over but will not start. Communication between my key fob and vehicle seems non-existent. Locksmith just left and said unable to help that it is a mechanics issue.



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Some of these electric interlocks require the brake pedal stepped on for releasing..have you tried that? along with shifting fully into park a few times?

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Usually a stuck key in a steering column involves the steering lock. Try turning the key while turning the steering wheel back and forth.

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SOURCE: ignition switch on a 2002 chevy trailblazer

under the steering column, there are three or four little holes in the plastic covering. If you look inside, one of them (the one on the right side toward the dash) there is a brass pin inside. This is the pin to release the key. As far as the key not turning, I have had the same problem. The first time I replaced the ignition switch and that solved the problem. However, this makes no sense because the ignition switch has nothing to do with the tumbler being locked. GMC thinks that my anti theft system, which is inside the ignition cylinder is the problem. By removing the ignition switch, it reset the pass lock anti-theft system and temporarily fixed the problem. So, try removing the ignition switch and then plugging it back in. If that doesn't work, your in the same boat as I am, and we may both need new ignition cylinders.

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SOURCE: Volvo S60 2003,Ignition lock cannot turn beyond position one

turn the key around and insert it ,when you turn it should work

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition halfway to ACC position and will not turn

try wd40 and shaking the key, what happens is one of the tumblers get stuck and wont let the key turn if that dosnt work let me know worst case you will have to replace the ignition its about $35 to $40 and a few hours.

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SOURCE: Key won't turn in ignition, 2001 Toyota 4Runner

I have the same problem. I put some graphite down the key hole and pushed it around in there and it loosened it up a bit to the point I could turn the ignition. If you have a replacement key, start using that. It should help as well.Teeth on old key may be wearing down. Lastly, I keep a screwdriver in the car to whack against key when it's in the ignition if it's stuck. A few taps on the key will always unlock the ignition.

Or, go but a new ignition and key set....

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SOURCE: the key is stuck in the ignition of my gm equinox.

It's part of the steering lock mechanism causing the issue. You probably turned everything off while the wheels were off center. Grab your steering wheel and pull it counter-clockwise with some strength and at the same time, try turning your ignition key. It should release.

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