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I have a 2003 Chevy blazer xtreme 4.3 v6 automatic transmission and its giving me some issues with the console shifter and ignition system! Every other time I put the blazer in park and try to take the key out of the ignition it will not let me!! The key turns back but not far enough to remove the key! Then if I start it back up and shift from neutral to reverse than back to park and hold the shifter forward, it will release! What is this issue? I don't want to get stick someplace and not be able to remove the key!! Please help!

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Fixing stuck key in your gmc envoy same as a blazer !
Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
If the vehicle is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, it has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuators purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of a ignition lock cylinder control acutator, and a park position switch that is located in the A/T shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control acutator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.

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SOURCE: 1998 nissan altima gxe -ignition problem

Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: key stuck in ignition

Underneath the dash there will be a cable running along the steering column and turning towards the center of the dash. Take this cable and push it towards the steering wheel while turning the key. It will have to be taken to a garage to have the cable adjusted and or tightened but don't pay more than a half an hour of labor. There is a TSB (technical service bulletin) that will tell them how to do it. Don't get talked into a new Ignition Lock Cylinder/Switch!

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1995 Chevy S10 Blazer will not go into park.

theres a shift cable if its floor model,linkage for column model.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

old fart58

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SOURCE: car will not shift into gear

Sounds like a linkage/cable to me. Disconnect the linkage at the transmission and move the shift actuator by hand to see if there is the same things happening. Don't try to do this with the engine running unless someone is holding the brake inside the car.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot shift from drive to park but can shift using shift lock release

brake light switch bad

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