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Key Stuck In Ignition


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
96,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. removed panel under steering column, push button (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032007

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


I removed the 2"x2" panel under the steering column, a few inches behind the steering wheel. stuck the left little finger up and in pushing the button in towards the steering wheel while rotating the key back to the lock position and removing. The problem is caused by a bad solenoid in the column. I cannot say how much a new solenoid would be, I chose to keep using the button. I also have chosen to sell the car this way.

- , Prospect Park, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 072004

(reported on)

Grand Am 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

Does not happen every time but is happening more and more. I have to fight with the wheel and the key and the gear shift before something finally happens

- , Newmarket, ON, Canada

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