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Old 04-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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key Stuck in Ignition Fix

This is for the 2006 Impala where the Key wont come out of the ignition and you will only need a flat head screw driver. First you need to identify the rubber plate below the key, pry it open with a flat head screw driver. Then with a flashlight on the right-hand side of the opening you will see a white object with a silver piece of metal protruding from it (it's a button as seen in the forth picture). You need to take your flat head screw driver and push the button up while turning the key. That's it, that is one way to key your key back out.

If anyone has a write-up for replacing this object let me know, and post it in this forum.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My key tends to get stuck in the ignition from time to time and all I do is push up on my shifter and my key is released. I have never had to tear apart the ignition area.

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Ahh what a neat access panel. Gm must have been expecting problems, eh?

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Yeah, been stuck doing this for about 2 months now. Funds a little low now, hopefully I can get a permanent fix soon, Not too fond of removing the air bag to fix this, so I'll end up taking to a "pro".

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My key tends to get stuck in the ignition from time to time and all I do is push up on my shifter and my key is released. I have never had to tear apart the ignition area.
Yea I would do the same

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Thumbs up 2008 Chevy Impala Key Stuck In Ignition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFco-bP0wI4
This happened to us yesterday! I found this video, we got the key out. I also found some info through my local library. They have a chiltonsonline manual. Looks like this is a common issue for many people. Here is a link on Key Stuck In Ignition.

http://content.chiltonsonline.com/TS...x4vdPU2A%3d%3d

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What is the name of that particular part? On my wife's 2008 Impala the cylinder will not stay in so I am thinking some sort of retainer ring has disintegrated or otherwise disappeared. I want to order a new one but need the name of it. Thanks for any help.

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Well for me to fix the key issue it turned out to be a broken off wire from the shift solenoid (near the floor shifter). spliced new wired reinserted and the key came out on it's own.

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Angry key stuck in ignition

I have a 2009 Impala and the shifter was stuck in park. I replaced the wiring connector to the shifter and now it works great but the key is stuck in the ignition. I've noticed if I hold the brake and touch the green and purple wires together then turn the key on and back off the key when come out. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? This is about the 7th electrical issue I've had with this vehicle. I have never owned anything but GM products but this is probably my last one.

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Wondering if the actual switch connected to the shifter ( that the connecter plugs into ) may be pooched ?

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Im not sure but I did get two new connectors just to see if the first was faulty but still have the same problem. wonder if it may be a fuse? any help would be very appreciated.

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Are you sure that your RAP fuse is OK? If the RAP fuse it bad, it will also not allow the key to come out of the ignition. The RAP fuse is in the passenger site "footwell" area fusebox and is kinda hard to see/access - it's up behind the metal relays (they kinda block it from being seen). It's a red fuse.

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Are you sure that your RAP fuse is OK? If the RAP fuse it bad, it will also not allow the key to come out of the ignition. The RAP fuse is in the passenger site "footwell" area fusebox and is kinda hard to see/access - it's up behind the metal relays (they kinda block it from being seen). It's a red fuse.

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Thank you. That fixed it. I didn't even see that fuse the first time I checked. I'm disappointed that Chevy hasn't issued a recall for this but I'm grateful that people are willing to help each other with these problems.

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Believe it or not, I've found that this community tends to know more about these cars than the dealer service departments do! It's an awesome community and makes owning these cars so much more enjoyable!

Glad to hear it was just a simple issue. Hopefully, you'll be problem free for a while now.

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