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Old 07-11-2005, 10:38 PM   #1
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i know was gonna be in the need of a new ignition cylinder {<~~right name? lol} since the key wouldn't turn backwards to access the accessory power..i could've lived without that for a while, but this makes it a bit more urgent. It did it once before...i turned into a parking space..went the shut car off, and the key didn't turn all the way back to right place. Started the car back up again, drove to another parking space, turned it off, and viola. This time howver, i didn't have time to do all that so the key is still sitting in the ignition

so how much can i expect to pay to get it replaced?
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does it have to do with the way the steering wheel is pointed?? Try wiggling the wheel while trying to remove the key, its simple, but maybe it will work..

Not likely since you had problems with it before, but its worth a shot
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yeah, the wiggle might be the way to get it out tonight. I don't believe i tried it b4 but i will once i leave work
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Try FIRMLY putting the shifter in park a few times....sometimes that'* the case with my car. A new key cylinder is about 20-25 bux at the local parts hole....Easy to do yourself. I rate this about a 3 beer job.
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putting the shifter in park firmly {on the console} effects the key that'* up in the steering column?
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putting the shifter in park firmly {on the console} effects the key that'* up in the steering column?
yes, if the car is in park you can remove the key, but not in any other gear.. there is a solenoid (i could be wrong) (eitherway there is something) that makes the key not to turn all the way back if the car isnt in park

if the shifter isnt all the way up, the key will not release
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putting the shifter in park firmly {on the console} effects the key that'* up in the steering column?
yes, if the car is in park you can remove the key, but not in any other gear.. there is a solenoid (i could be wrong) (eitherway there is something) that makes the key not to turn all the way back if the car isnt in park
Yup there'* an interlock of some sorts that won't allow your key to come out.
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yes i encountered this. My P/N interlock cable decided to not work one day and had to take the whole console out and move the cable a little. After about 2 hours i finally got the key out. I now dont need the button on the shifter to shift out of park sometimes
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yes i encountered this. My P/N interlock cable decided to not work one day and had to take the whole console out and move the cable a little. After about 2 hours i finally got the key out. I now dont need the button on the shifter to shift out of park sometimes
I'd much rather not have the button most times....but that'* just me....
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yes i encountered this. My P/N interlock cable decided to not work one day and had to take the whole console out and move the cable a little. After about 2 hours i finally got the key out. I now dont need the button on the shifter to shift out of park sometimes
I'd much rather not have the button most times....but that'* just me....
its for stupid drivers and children that like to bump shifters at inopportune times
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