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key stuck in ignition

hey guy ok so i went to go start my car today and my key went in the ignition but when i turned the key absolutely nothing happened no lights, no power nothing at all just dead and the key wont come out so its just stuck in the ignition, so what the heck can i do,?
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What year car ?
Can the ignition switch be moved back to the OFF position ?
Is there power at the battery
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its an 06 impala SS an yeah it can be turned to off position yeah and im not sure about the power of the battery i just no theres no power to my dash or radio in accesorry mode
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Try putting a battery charger/or booster cables on and then see if it will release the key
It may have something to do with the interlock between the key/steering/trans.
Once power is restored you have have to turn it to the ON position and back to the off to release it
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wink4life, please let us know what happens when you get a chance to try the method retired pauly just suggested! And please don't hesitate to send me a direct message if you'd like further assistance along the way.

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well thank you im going to try it when i get home from work, but i remembered me wheels were locked so im going to jack up the front end to release tension and see what happens,
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ok so it turns out my battery is completely dead so i cant even get in my car with my keyless entry lol so i guess my only option is to get someone to unlock my car and then put a new battery in it and try it
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And for all whom read this thread please make sure you have a spare key if for nothing else being in this situation. I know most of these keys have the computer chip in them but having a cheap spare key will help get back into the vehicle with a dead battery.


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wow i never thought it would be so hard to replace the damn battery, its ridiculous
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Yeah, its a bitch. Removing the fender brace bar will give you some room, but its still really tough to maneuver the new one back in.

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wow, ok so im starting to really hate this car. i replaced the battery and the car started pefectly, now this morning im back to square 1, car completely dead, wtf?
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Get the alternator tested, and check for parasitic draw. To do that, you need a multimeter that checks amperage. Switch the red lead to the 10A fused amperage test port, disconnect the negative battery cable, set the meter to amperage test, hook one lead to the battery negative post, and the other to the negative cable, then see what it reads. It should spike for 20-30 seconds, then go down. If its still 300 milliamperes or more, you have a draw. One by one, remove fuses and relays until the number drops, put each back after you check. Once one of them causes the amperage to drop, you have found which circuit is the problem.

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2001 ss impala

car is dead seems to be drawing power from somewhere for no reason please help.I saw a post of same problem but never saw the fix.
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2007 ss impala

car is dead seems to be drawing power from somewhere for no reason please help.I saw a post of same problem but never saw the fix.
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