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Ignition key won't come out of my 2013 GMC Acadia

We came home and put the car in park and turned the car off and the ignition key will not come out of the ignition

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SOURCE: the ignition won't turn for a 2003 gmc yukon denali

make sure the wheels are straight.. if you park them with them turned to one side the steering column is under a bind.... if they are turned all the way to the right you will for example have to turn it a little to the left to release pressure as you turn the key...

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: can't remove key from ignition 2001 gmc jimmy

I dont know how much help this will be, but I'll offer it and let you be the judge.

Ive had this issue before in a different GM vehicle, a Pontiac Grand Prix. The issue turned out to be that the voltage from the battery was low due to corroded terminals. Once that was cleaned up and the voltage restored to normal, the key came out. Come to find out that this was a common issue in that vehicle, voltage goes low, you cant remove the key.

Now, on my vehicle and since yours is a GM product as well I will assume it will hold true for your vehicle too, there is a small hole on the bottom side of the column right in the area of where the ignition key cylinder is. If you have this, you can take a small tool like an allen wrench and push it up in there and that will press on a release mechanism that should allow you to turn the key back to its release position and pull the key out.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Jimmy , put in park , turn off key & key wont

Does the transmission work in all 4 gears? I've seen bad ignition switches cause this. Not the ignition lock cylinder, the electrical switch.

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SOURCE: the key is stuck in the ignition of my gm equinox.

It's part of the steering lock mechanism causing the issue. You probably turned everything off while the wheels were off center. Grab your steering wheel and pull it counter-clockwise with some strength and at the same time, try turning your ignition key. It should release.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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