2006 Chevrolet Equinox Removal of ignition key difficult

Tiny
WOJ
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 183,500 MILES
Want to sell this car but having a problem with the removal of the key. This has been a problem for a while but usually the key came out by gently shaking it while turning to off/removal position. This is a newer key cut by the dealer by vin number as the older key was heavily worn. I also noticed that when trying to remove the key the P was illuminated on the column when everything else was off. I was going to try to shoot compressed air into the ignition to see if any debris was present from the older worn keys.
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Monday, December 29th, 2014 AT 4:59 PM

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Tiny
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There is a park/lock solenoid on the ignition lock that releases the lock when the car is in park. You will have to troubleshoot that circuit to determine what the problem is.
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Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 AT 6:46 PM

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