Stuck ignition switch.
Change the ignition. Take a pare of pliers, turn it back, then change the ignition.
With the key stuck in the accessory position the steering wheel is locked and the gearshift is locked in the park position. Perhaps you should consider having a locksmith change the key cylinder where it is, or else have it towed to the garage.
The tumblers in the key cylinder have most likely become stuck in the wrong position and you will have to replace the ignition key cylinder.
how to remove key stuck in ignition switch in Chevy colbalt
You can't, you have to replace the ignition switch
If it's an automatic, make sure it's in Park or Neutral, then try to start it. The key should only be able to come out in Park. Try replacing the ignition switch.
the tumblers in your key switch are failing replace them before long
Try replacing the ignition solenoid. It sounds like yours may be stuck in the start position.
No, the ignition switch is not located in the tumbler assembly. If the key is stuck try turning the steering wheel each way while at the same time turning the key. If it will not come out then something is wrong with the assembly.
In my case it was the ignition switch itself had overheated and seized up. Replace the switch (have to lower the column, disconnect the wiring plug from the switch, and remove/replace the switch.) Clean all connections to the switch, make sure they're connected solidly and not heating up again.
get a screw driver, shove it in, and turn it off. After, Go to a mechanic and get it fixed fast because it can result in a car fire if tinkered with to much.
Replace your ignition lock assembly.
bad ignition switch - inside steering column
the tumblers have gotten out of sync, you'll probably have to have a new ignition switch put in
Sounds like the starter relay or solenoid is stuck. Check the selenoid - the selenoid might be stuck closed which would cause the starter to turn because the power wouldn't be shut off from the battery. Or it may be the ignition switch is stuck in the start position.
Depends on make, model, and year.
If you have an automatic transmission, make sure your car is in park. If you have a manual transmission, make sure its in neutral. Other than that you may need a new ignition switch.
just had the same problem and it seams that it is the ignition switch behind the barrel but i am trying to find someone who knows where the relese pin is and in which position the key has to be in There is no specific position where the key has to be.... It all happens when you switch off the car in turning position of the wheel. When ever you feel you are trying to ignit switch and looks like, it is lock or you are unalble to turn the switch on.... only turn your wheel and try again. That's it. Your key will be released enabling you to turn the key in order to ingnition...
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...
If the ignition key remains in the first on position the steering wheel may be stuck. Another reason can include the lock cylinder is malfunctioning.
Well, it sounds like the chip that is in your key may have broke or got stuck on a part of the ignition. I had that problem. This happened not long after I had had to have the ignition replaced?!?
this happens to my 94 and after looking all over to find out why i traced it to the starter switch was broken and stuck between the ignition and off position just enough to start it but not enouph let the light go out
A solenoid is a type of magnetic switch responsible for helping your starter motor turn on the engine. When the solenoid sticks, the ignition struggles to start. When this happens, usually your key will "catch" in when you turn it to start the vehicle.
For a 1988 Mercury Marquis remove bottom shroud from steering column (5 Philips head screws). There is a wire running from the ignition switch to the left side of the steering column; detach it from the coupler (This can be done without a tool). Turn key to ON position until the panel lights come on. There is a small pin near the bottom of the key lock; push it in and pull the ignition switch out (don't panic if the wire seems to be stuck; it will come out). To replace, turn new ignition switch to same position. Push pin on the ignition switch in while sliding it back into the steering column. Reconnect wire and then replace shroud.