97 jimmy key stuck


jimp60
01-24-2005, 06:40 PM
My key is stuck in the ignition of my 97 jimmy, truck shuts off but won't turn the last click to remove the key any suggestions on what is wrong?

Blazer LT
01-25-2005, 08:57 PM
Turn the key all the way back then pull it out

BlazerLT
01-25-2005, 11:48 PM
Turn the key all the way back then pull it out

Disregard this clown, he is now gone.

Make sure your shifter is properly going into park.

BlazinSaddles
01-26-2005, 10:57 AM
Column shifter or floor? There is switch that is activated when the shifter goes into park when this switch is activated it unlocks the key so it will go all the way back and come out. Try wiggling the shifter.

bigbadbowtie
01-26-2005, 01:52 PM
I have a 1998 with the exact same issue....console shifted.

I have had the console apart and looked at the switch.. it seems to be working. I checked it with a meter.

On my 98.... there is a small hole on the bottom side of the steering column. If you take a long small diameter screwdriver,stick it in the hole,it will unlock the switch.

I have also noticed when ity sticks.... if I move the sterring wheel all the way up.. it unlocks.


Your 97 is probably similar...

BlazinSaddles
01-26-2005, 05:02 PM
I read about someone else having the this problem with a console shifter too. Are we seeing a pattern?

jimp60
01-26-2005, 11:34 PM
My key is stuck in the ignition of my 97 jimmy, truck shuts off but won't turn the last click to remove the key any suggestions on what is wrong?
I tried wiggling shifter I will try screwdriver

BlazerLT
01-26-2005, 11:53 PM
Be gentle.

xokayxo
02-03-2005, 10:54 PM
i was having the same problem with my '98 and pressing the button on the bottom of the steering column allowed me to turn my key all the way to get it out. but every time i go to take my key out now, i have to press the button! will it do this every time i insert the key from now on? and what is that little button really for?

bowtie_pasta
02-03-2005, 11:05 PM
Same exact problem here on my '97 Blazer. Driving me nuts. This seems to be pointing to a problem with the switch. I really want to get this fixed myself without having to take it to the shop.

blazee
02-05-2005, 07:22 AM
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=352493

xokayxo
02-05-2005, 07:04 PM
brilliant work, bowtie_pasta!

wizard00
05-22-2011, 09:12 PM
I started my 1993 GMC 4x4, as i shifted out of park there was a clunk.
Then there was like a heavy roar as i drove, like i was in 1st gear. i pulled over and put it in park. i tried to shut engine off, but key would not turn off, i drove home, removed ground wire from battery and then popped coil wire off, key still locked in the on, can start truck but cant shut off. all shifting works fine. is there a relay,modole or something that may have blown? i did loose power windows for a few mins but they work fine now.

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