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Old 03-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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My key is stuck in my ignition and it won't turn all the way back to the turn off position.
Can anyone please help me?

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Make sure the shifter selector boot (console only) is not getting in the way of the shifter fully returning to park. There is a cable on your year that keeps the key from releasing if the shifter is not in park.
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Sometimes the key gets hard to turn because pressure is being exerted by the steering shaft against the ignition lock by the steering wheel lock. If this is the case, you can relieve the pressure on the ignition lock by turning the wheel a little bit as you turn the key.
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Make sure the shifter selector boot (console only) is not getting in the way of the shifter fully returning to park. There is a cable on your year that keeps the key from releasing if the shifter is not in park.
My exact thoughts too. Happened to us, too.
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Make sure the shifter selector boot (console only) is not getting in the way of the shifter fully returning to park. There is a cable on your year that keeps the key from releasing if the shifter is not in park.
happened to my 93......you can remove the shifter, and lift up on the console and try to adjust that cable
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Thanks i'll have to try that to night.
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I did it to myself with a GA shifter boot...lol
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can you turn the steering wheel?
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99% of the time, willge the shifter and steering wheel and itll come out
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