Key ignition switch

Tiny
MARLAINEGARCIA
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  • 2013 HYUNDAI SONATA
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
Unable to turn key to remove it the from ignition switch. So, I disconnected the cable to the battery to keep from draining my battery. Only then will the key come out of the switch. Won't turn pass axillary position.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 3:49 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

I'm trying to understand. The key will come out of the switch when the battery is disconnected? Is the shifter lever engaging fully into park? Can you hear the park interlock actuator click when you press the brake pedal?

If you look at the attached pic, it shows how the interlock and ignition work together.

Let me know.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 7:06 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the key will come out once battery is disconnected. Yes, the shift lever seems to engage fully into park. But not sure about any sound from the actuator. I'll check on it on the morning.
Thank you very much!
Margaret Garcia
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. Let me know what you find.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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Hello, my husband just checked each fuse in the motor box, none are burned out. But, was unable to check the relays. The gear shifter and brake does make the clicking noise when it engages. What now?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Okay, I have one last fuse to check and what will sound like a stupid question. The fuse is in the vehicle (see pic attached). The stupid question is this. Are the brake lights working?

Let me know.
Joe
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Can you confirm the ignition is in the lock position? Can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can see what's going on? That would be great. You can upload it here with your response.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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Yes the brakes lights work.
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Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 7:48 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Okay. I know that sounds like a crazy question, but the brake switch is what releases the lock. Have you checked the other fuse I suggested? Also, is it possible to upload a video as Ken mentioned?
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Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help in this matter. I'm heading to my mechanic today and he will run a diagnosis on it.
Again thanks, great service you have provided. It helps me to understand more. Have a great day!
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Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 9:39 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Please let us know what they find we are interested to know.
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Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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I sure will.
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Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Just an FYI. I did some additional research on this issue and think I found a solution. There is a micro switch on the side of the shift assembly (under the trim) that has a simple steel tab that actuates when the vehicle is in park. It seems the metal tab bends and prevents the switch from releasing the interlock in the column. If you are told to replace the entire shift assembly, let me know. I will try to walk you through checking and repairing this issue.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
MARLAINEGARCIA
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Hello, okay finally got my car back. It was the solenoid switch to the key ignition. All is good now and I was told to make sure I remove the key more slowly, in case I'm pulling it out to quickly.
Thank you for your advice and help in this matter.
Margaret Garcia
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Thursday, June 25th, 2020 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS is one of our best! Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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Thursday, June 25th, 2020 AT 1:10 PM

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