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Old 08-15-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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key stuck in ignition and car won't turn off

Just dropped the car off at chevrolet, they can't even look at it until tomorrow. GAY.
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haha that happen to me a few weeks ago theyll replace the ignition and give you two new keys
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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I couldn't take off my mods so I hope they don't say anything about it, but otherwise it should be ready for pickup some time tomorrow they said.
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yea i got mine back in a day they also did my ps motor recall and ic piping grommet recal your a 2010 so i dunno what other ones you have...tell them to do your ps motor recall while your there
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they replaced the ignition but didn't give me new keys. works fine now tho.
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BTW to get a key out of a stuck ignition look at the bottom of where you put the car key in and you will see a small rubber square. inside (its a bit tough to find if you dont know where it is) is a tiny button. press this and it will release your key.

The car will not release your key for a number of reasons most common being a bad ground to the ignition.

(had it happen to me)
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #7
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BTW to get a key out of a stuck ignition look at the bottom of where you put the car key in and you will see a small rubber square. inside (its a bit tough to find if you dont know where it is) is a tiny button. press this and it will release your key.

The car will not release your key for a number of reasons most common being a bad ground to the ignition.

(had it happen to me)
I didnt see that **** anywhere and I looked all around with a flash light. I was mad and it happened at almost 1am though, so I could have missed it.
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I didnt see that **** anywhere and I looked all around with a flash light. I was mad and it happened at almost 1am though, so I could have missed it.
lol look when you get the car back. you will see it then kick yourself for not seeing it before bringing your car to the dealer still on haha
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when this happened to mine the key wouldnt release with the button and the delear ship told me they couldnt take it b/c it was 5:20 and they were closing so I had take it home and stall it or pull a fuse to kill it. didnt get new key either they built the new one to the key took about 2hrs said something about a bad tumbler in the ignition or something
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when this happened to mine the key wouldnt release with the button and the delear ship told me they couldnt take it b/c it was 5:20 and they were closing so I had take it home and stall it or pull a fuse to kill it. didnt get new key either they built the new one to the key took about 2hrs said something about a bad tumbler in the ignition or something
same here, bad tumbler
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If you're turning into a parking spot and park it, sometimes just jiggling the wheel will release the key, but I think that's pretty common issue/knowledge.
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If you're turning into a parking spot and park it, sometimes just jiggling the wheel will release the key, but I think that's pretty common issue/knowledge.
not stuck off stuck on lol it was kinda funny cuz i was halfway out of the car and I was like hmm so sat all the way back in and drove to the dealer
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Chevy has an issue with their ignitions, had the same problem on a suburban, had to turn the ignition on, then shift into drive (obliviously automatic) then back into park, and the key would turn out
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My key just got stuck, had to stall it out and disconnect the battery. Bringing it in tomorrow.

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BTW to get a key out of a stuck ignition look at the bottom of where you put the car key in and you will see a small rubber square. inside (its a bit tough to find if you dont know where it is) is a tiny button. press this and it will release your key.

The car will not release your key for a number of reasons most common being a bad ground to the ignition.

(had it happen to me)
Tried this myself, found the port, but this button is only in automatic cars. MT's are SOL on that one.
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haha good luck starting it up tomorow i just drove mine over to the dealer while it was still running
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:01 PM   #16
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yea and then get the car towed to the dealer lol thats dumb
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Another victim here. Happened to me last night. Stalled the car to kill it. Didn't disconnect the battery though because of multiple reasons. This morning, got some jumper cables to jump the car, no luck. And before that, my dad told me to push start it down the driveway /facepalm. Since I had only been up for 30 minutes (I'm not a morning person) and was running late, didn't even think about this not working since the electronics in the car weren't even working. Luckily, we were able to push it back into my driveway, regardless it was only 1/5 up the driveway Called Chevy and told them to pick the car up and fix it. Get a call later, but wasn't able to answer it. The guy in my voice mail said he'd give me an estimate for costs of repair.... WTF?! The car is brand new and under warranty. Tried calling him back, but of course, he's 'with a customer at the moment', so I'm waiting for him to call me back... Man, I love my Chevy I have more issues with this car than my 2007 Pontiac G5. Glad to see they got all the kinks out of my 2010 *rolleyes*
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they wont charge you dont worry its under warranty i got my power steering recall done at the same time btw you should too unless its alreaddy done before you bought it
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same thing happened to me.. new tumbler.. did my power steering recall.. had my car for 4 days to do this ****..
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haha damn that sucks they only had my car one day and they gave me a free oil change and fixed my other recall the ic piping grommet
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ha same here, couldnt turn it off. they did power steering recall and fixed all next day
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so what year did yall have? i have a 09 ss/tc
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2010 here. Question though, so, I didn't disconnect the battery, I just killed the car by having it gear and slowly let off the clutch (of course, my other foot was on the brake). I turned off the exterior lights, radio, and the RPD screen. I manually lock the door and head to bed. Wake up in the morning, and of course none of the electronics work. First, I think dead battery. Well, after attempting to push start it down the driveway and trying to jump the car with no luck, I came to the conclusion that the car had completely shut down. I got my car back yesterday (Lander's works fast ). They gave me a new key and had it programmed to my car (of course) Now, my question is, is there a reset switch on this car in case someone leaves the key in the "On" position for a couple of hours? Like I said, the whole car was off. There was no way that I could see as to jump starting the car.
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Just happen to me an hour agooo... Pulled the battery. I work at a Chevy Dealer so Ill just bring it there tomorrow..
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haha that sucks good luck starting it tho your gonna have to tow it!
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