The key is stuck in the ignition

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 42,678 MILES
The key is stuck in the ignition. Have already tried to wiggle the steering wheel and mar sure the shifter I fully engaged in park.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 5:29 AM

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Tiny
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Possibly the barrel and key are jambed due to a failed segment in the lock assembly, best to get a lock smith to check this one out.
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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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Remove the center console cover to gain access to a switch that will release the key from ignition switch. It could be your switch in console is bad or it lost power so it can't function. A dead battery will cause the key not to release also. Then you have to hand press the switch in console to release the key. Check on you tube for video showing how to get to the switch in the console.
If your shifter is locked in park then again you will have to depress the console switch to move the shifter.
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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Excellent addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out whenever you are on the site :)
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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 AT 2:41 PM

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