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Jennshch
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Jan 20, 2013, 4:14 PM

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I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

My car got stuck in park. A friend temp fixed it to allow me to get home by pushing the metal piece down beside the shifter inside the console. When I got home it won't turn all the way off so I can remove my key. It registers to my doors the car is in park because my doors unlock . But I don't know what to do or what part I need to fix this. Can anyone help.


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Hammer Time
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Jan 20, 2013, 4:22 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

There is a lock solenoid in the steering column that is likely bad but it and the wiring needs to be tested to be sure.



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Jennshch
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Jan 20, 2013, 4:25 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

Ok thanks I'll get that checked out. Some other people have suggested maybe neutral safety switch, shifter cable, brake pedal censor, brake pedal position switch...


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Jan 20, 2013, 4:39 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

None of the above


None of those things can prevent it from unlocking the steering column.



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Jan 20, 2013, 5:00 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

Do the brake lights work when you step on the pedal?






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Hammer Time
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Jan 20, 2013, 5:19 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

I wasn't aware that applying the brake was a requirement to turn the key off Brian. Is it?



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Jennshch
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Jan 20, 2013, 5:31 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

The steering wheel is not locked or hasn't locked since the problem started. And yes my brake lights works when I press the brake pedal.


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Jan 20, 2013, 5:36 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

No, the steering wheel won't lock if the key isn't turned all the way off so it you can't turn it off, it's not going to lock.



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Jan 20, 2013, 6:34 PM

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Re: I have a 2006 Chevy impala LTZ. Can't get my key out of ignition. Was stuck in park but ...... Sign In

Yup.....everyone misreads a post now & then....

Well if you're doing this yourself, next step is going to be to get out you volt meter and check for voltage (or actually lack of it) at the solenoid when it's in park






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