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Car key won’t come out ignition switch – GM vehicles

Why won’t my Car key won’t come out ignition switch – GM vehicles Believe it or not, when your Car key won’t come out ignition switch it’s because of a rash of bad ignition switches in GM vehicles. When the switch fails in the open position, it doesn’t provide battery power to the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) fuse. The BTSI system consists of the brake pedal switch and a solenoid on the shifting mechanism. The BTSI prevents you from shifting into and out of park unless your foot is … Read More

Key stuck in ignition GM vehicles

My key is stuck in the ignition on GM GM has issued a TSB #05-07-30-021B regarding Key stuck in ignition. The TSB applies to 2004-07 Buick Ranier, 2002-08 Chevrolet Trailblazer,, 2002-08 GMC Envoy, and 2003-04 Oldsmobile Bravada. The most common cause of the problem is the shifter boot caught in the shifter mechanism. Start by inspecting the shifter boot to see if it is caught in the shifter assembly. If it is, reposition the shifter boot. If the boot is damaged, replace it with a new shifter boot. GM warns … Read More

Key stuck in ignition – Milan Fusion Zephyr

My key is stuck in the ignition Ford has issued a TSB (07-2-1) regarding a key stuck in ignition problem in some 2006-07 Fusion, Milan, and Zephyr vehicles built before 9/4/06. The problem is a key stuck in the ignition cylinder or a shifter slider binding condition. The stuck key issues are caused by a binding shifter button. The button does not allow the pawl to contact the park detent switch. Mercury has issued a revised knob assembly to fix the problem. The instructions warn NOT TO REUSE the screws. … Read More

Key stuck in lock — Chrysler Minivans

Key stuck in lock on Chrysler Minivans Some Chrysler minivans experience a problem with a key stuck in lock where the user cannot turn the key in the ignition lock cylinder, or they can turn the tumblers but the key will not release. Sometimes it takes brute force to get the cylinder to turn. But before you try that, you may as well give this procedure a try: Jack the vehicle up to remove weight off the front wheels. That frees up the rack and produces a little slack in … Read More


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