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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-21-2016, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Key Stuck in Ignition/recall Already Fixed

Okay so I know there are other threads for this but my situation is different.

2006 Chevy Cobalt LT 2.2

So my car died a while ago and well we tried to jump it and it wouldn't turn over just kept doing the clicking noise, so we thought it was the starter.

Well we got it towed to a shop, and it turned out to just be the battery but for some reason, the key is not stuck in the ignition.

I feel as if the tow person did something so that he could back the car up and then lift it up and tow it.

He popped off the shifter cover as well as when under the hood and popped something. I'm not sure what I just watch from the window.

I am really mad at myself for just watching the car go to the shop from the window, I feel as if I watch what he did and then went to the shop with him this whole thing wouldn't be happening.

I am pretty sure I got the recall fixed on the ignition already.

If yall has any ideas that would be great. The car is still in the shop was there for a whole day and no word on it, calling tomorrow to see an update.
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What actually is the problem you want addressed. Not sure from your post!!!

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What actually is the problem you want addressed. No sure from your post!!!
The whole key stuck in the ignition. I've had the recall completed on it.
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Did you try the key release on the bottom (inside the cover) of the steering column?

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Several reasons the key could get stuck in the ignition.

1 Your battery could be weak
2 The park switch could be out of place, bad or not being actuated by the center pin.
3 The solenoid holding the key could be bad.
4 Although not likely but the barrel could be bad.

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Did you try the key release on the bottom (inside the cover) of the steering column?
Is that what the little "door" on the bottom of the steering column is??


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Is that what the little "door" on the bottom of the steering column is??
Yes - it's up in there.
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Well, I learned something new today. I always wondered why that thing was there


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And here is the park switch that actuates the ignition solenoid.


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