No, you do not.
The pnp switch is short for Park/Neutral Switch. Its pretty much the middle man between the ignition switch and the starter. It only allows the current from the ignition switch to reach the starter if the vehicle is in park or neutral. Its usually connected to the shifter. Allow me to correct myself on the first answer. If the shifter is on the column it will be located in the column region. If shifters on the floor its under the vehicle and connected to the shifter.
sure it can
You must replace the ignition switch if you cannot get the key out.
Make sure the shifter handle is fully engaged in park. On my '92 caravan, I have to push the shifter up and forward again after putting it in park, to make sure it's fully in park. My ignition switch won't turn off all the way or door locks work until I do that. Also, you might have a loose shifter mechanism...jiggle it while turning the ignition switch at the same time.
Did you activate the anti-theft system when you changed the ignition switch? If it has been activated you will need to have it reprogrammed at the dealer. good luck!
Try putting the shifter in neutral and try it. If not pull the shifter in to park, but pull it into park and turn key.
remove the plastic ring around the button you push on the shifter to switch gears, the car thinks it's still in drive and won't release the key. The ring removal will release it, but the actual fix involves replacing the whole shifter...
You cannot fix it, just replace it.
In order for this car to shift out of Park, the ignition switch needs to be turned to the On position and the button on the shifter handle (under the thumb) needs to be pressed. If the car is on and the button is pressed, remote the shifter handle first (pulling the u-clip out of the shifter handle in the notch facing the dashboard) and check for mechanical problems. If the rod in the center of the shifter is functioning properly, you will need to check the connection within the ignition switch and then move on to transmission issues.
the ignition switch is bad
you cannot repair the switch,you must replace and relearn.gmjim