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2001 Pontiac Aztek Question: key stuck in ignition ?



Visitor, Mobile, AL, March 21, 2010, 19:25

Key stuck in ignition.,everything else works. Have to disconnet battery when parked. Have I blown a fuse??

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    Visitor, May 03, 2010, 09:59

    There is 2 small holes on column by the ignition, pull the rubber but off it just pushes in. take a pencil and put it in the hole closes to the key. You will feel a something click. when you do it will release your key. the part is called a tiger paw it is a dealer only part it cost $50.

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    Visitor, October 22, 2010, 04:03

    shifter assembly needs to be replaced it happen to me cost $500

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    Visitor, August 02, 2011, 02:14

    Our key got stuck due to a wiring problem in shifter also. There is a fix kit from dealer specifically for this situation. Evidently body control module thinks car is in gear and will not allow tumbler to rotate to off position.

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    Aztekian April 17, 2014, 08:20

    If you remove the cup holders and look closely at the front of the shifter, there is a group of wire there that are always being yanked on every time the car goes into drive, park etc. I had the same problem and simply had to re attach the wire that was severed. I believe that it was just a small purple wire that broke. When re attached you are now able to remove your key and turn your ignition off regularly.

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