1990 Cadillac Deville key

Tiny
KEVDUDE30
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  • 1990 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,954 MILES
My key is stuck in the ignition and I dont know what to do I am 13 and I got this car from my dad who past away not to long ago and the key is stuck and I dont have eny money to take it somewhere to get it fix so if theres a way to fix it plz tell me.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 6:01 PM

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Tiny
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Does the cylinder rotate, car start, and function normal? Just the key won't come out? The cylinder is serviced by replacement only, if it don't rotate, that will complicate matters.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
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I got to take the battery cable off to make sure it dosnt stay on all night and day it turns to start but it dosnt come down to turn the electrical stuff off and the key is stuck.
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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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If it doesn't rotate back to the off/lock position, the key will not come out. You could have something going on inside the steering column, like a broken rack gear or something in the mechanism. Is the column abnormally loose at the tilt pivot, can you get movement by shaking the wheel up/down-side to side?
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 AT 10:24 PM
Tiny
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It dosnt move atall. I can turn the wheel and stuff. The key dosnt go down to the lock position. And how much do you think it would cost to get it fixed?
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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I don't know what to expect for a cost. It will need some teardown just to diagnose it, and you won't know parts needed until the fault is found. I usually bid an ignition cylinder for approximately 2.5 hours, and that may put you in the area close to identifying the problem. Parts availability may be a concern on a 19 year old vehicle. If I had to guess, it could be in the 500 dollar range, but that is a guess. If you get an idea just to put a complete used column in it, which is a cut and dried possibility, be aware that the theft code may not match, and it won't start.
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 9:28 PM

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