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Q: key will not turn in 04 impala, completely locked up in off position on 2007 Chevrolet Impala

first key wouldnt come out of ignition(fixed) 2 days later wouldnt crank over (fixed) next morning key will not turn at all locked up! My shifter nob isnt going in all the way I looked at all wires everything is connected fuses all good, have a code reader but cant read nothn cause I cant turn key. Can I just go by a new shifter, Will that solve some of my problems or calln a locksmith to drill out key lock and maybe he can unlock it?
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What I do is put the car in park and move the shifter to the left. While holding it to the left, use your left hand to pull key out. Been doing it for over four years and still works.
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