Cannot get the key out of the ignition

RICH17

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Well today I get to work and cant get the key out of the ignition. I know yesterday my car became apart of the whole GM recall. But I don't think this is related to that. Since it is a manual transmission car, GM makes me shift into reverse in order to remove the key. Much like putting an auto into Park.

Anyone know how to fix this? Or even eliminate the need to put it into reverse every time?
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RICH17

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Is it the same for a manual trans?
 

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Isnt there a release in the steering column? Pop the cover and jam a screwdriver in it.
 

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Key is on the dash. Not the column. I didn't see a hole tho. I'll have to look
 

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Ah. Was thinking it similar to the grand prixs.

Which car is this? :rofl:
 

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I've seen a lot of shifters where the park switch either goes bad or the wires snap off from going from park to drive so many times
 

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I've seen a lot of shifters where the park switch either goes bad or the wires snap off from going from park to drive so many times
Yea but what about the manuals? Is it all electronic? Can I fool the system to think it's in reverse?
 

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Yea not many out there. I guess I'll have start taking shit apart
 

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That's the tune I read the thread title in.

Key won't come out the dash, even in reverse.
 

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The problem is that the accessories are on. Radio is lit up. And volt and oil light are on. I'd rather not totally hack this car just yet
 

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and iirc on this one its a cable/solenoid so the ziptie trick will work.

but youll be able to leave it in neutral.

so just dont fuckup that lol
 

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take the center console apart. you'll find the safety switch in there. the connector might be corroded or wires frayed. just jump it and never worry about it again
 

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Thank you. Going to pull it apart now
 

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Well I should've just taken it apart right away. It's cable driven. The cable with the red tab needs to move forward in order to pull the key. Seems like it's broke somewhere. I moved it forward and now I can pull the key in any gear. But now it's hard to get in reverse. Might remove the lockout. uploadfromtaptalk1404274813089.jpg
 

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