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2000 Chevrolet Prizm Question: What do you do when your key is stuck in the ignition and won't turn off?

 

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repair.man, Madison, TN, June 19, 2013, 09:22
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But the car will turn on..... and I rather save money then go take it to a shop... what to do?

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    pushrod June 19, 2013, 15:50
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    If it wont turn off, how do you turn it on? If it is running take it to a repair shop and get it fixed, or call a locksmith, not a DIY. repair! Shifter working ok? Comes out of park?

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    ChevyASE June 20, 2013, 05:02
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    It could be a DIY repair if you know how to remove the interior trim and get to the base of the console shifter. Sounds like you need to replace the BTSI (Brake Transmission Shift Interlock) solenoid. It is not recognizing park.

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    pushrod, June 20, 2013, 05:13
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    Or the lock cylinder is partially locking and can't be turned to the off position! Still think knowledgeable hands on help is the best way to go.

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    ChevyASE, June 22, 2013, 05:21
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    Agreed.

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