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2009 Pontiac Solstice Question: How do I remove the tamper-proof hardware on the ignition switch column mount?

 

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Ken147, Gurley, AL, June 06, 2013, 10:26
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The key is stuck in the ignition in the on position and I can not turn the key to the off position for removal. Have tried everything and am now going to try and remove the iginition and replace it.

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    August 29, 2013, 04:20
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    What did you find out? I had the same Problem last night (8/28/13) after picking my 09 Solstice up from the dealer (Warranty water pump replacement - many trips in with various replacements since new). I drove it straight back to the dealer and don't know what to expect yet. there are lots of posts about this problem on various forums.

    There is a service bulliten on this very problem:
    #09-02-35-005C: Ignition Key Difficult to Remove, Ignition Key Binds or Sticks in Cylinder (Replace Ignition Cylinder) - (Feb 7, 2011)...............Models: 2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt (Built Prior to April 14, 2009), 2006-2010 Chevrolet HHR (Built Prior to June 1, 2010), 2007-2009 Chevrolet Equinox (Built Prior to July 2008), 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only), 2006-2009 Pontiac Solstice (Built Prior to April 14, 2009), 2007-2009 Pontiac G5 (Built Prior to April 14, 2009), Torrent (Built Prior to July 2008), 2006-2009 Saturn SKY (Built Prior to April 24, 2009).

    There are other related bulletins:
    #09-02-35-005B: Ignition Key Difficult to Remove, Ignition Key Binds or Sticks in Cylinder (Replace Ignition Cylinder) - (Feb 4, 2010)

    #06-07-30-004G: Various Concerns with Shifter and/or Ignition Key (Perform Repair as Outlined) - (May 27, 2010) Models: 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2010 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only), 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 with Automatic Transmission 4T45-E (RPO MN5).

    All Years, All Models)
    Some customers may comment that the ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition cylinder. Check for power and ground in the ignition circuit. Verify for proper connection/contact at circuit D1, connector (C4 or X4) at the BCM.

    All Years, All Models)
    Some customers may comment that the ignition key is difficult to remove or that the key sticks or binds in the ignition cylinder. Refer to Corporate Bulletin Number 09-02-35-005A
    END.

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