I took everything apart and all wires are good, fuses good. So I guess I'll have to get new ignition lock cylinder, but would the lock cylinder cause the problem w shifter nob not popping out all the way? I also noticed that my battery (positive) screw is stripped so I put a charger on it and noticed there is no charge on positive side. Would that cause all the problems?
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2004 Chevrolet Impala Question: Key won't turn in ignition, ignition locked, but key will come out
G. T. Service Center (4246 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG October 30, 2013, 22:39Master
If it's a floor shift, talking about knob, the shift linkage might need adjusted so it will go all the way in lock position. The key not turning is most likely a worn key, or lock cylinder. Very hard to remove if the key won't turn. If key is worn you can get a replacement at the Dealer with your title as proof of ownership.
Replybabz9067, October 31, 2013, 02:08Enthusiast
Thank u and i did try a spare key and it still wouldnt turn, but I read that its almost impossible to change cylinder when u cant turn key to acc or on position, so I gonna go get a key from dealership see if maybe luck will strike me.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (15380 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper October 31, 2013, 09:14Master
AGREE WITH PROFESSOR
Replybabz9067, November 01, 2013, 01:17Enthusiast
Thank u guys