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Dave Nova, Cadillac Technician
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My key is stuck in the ignition and the car won't start.

Customer Question

my key is stuck in the ignition and the car won't start.
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: no,no
JA: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?
Customer: 2005 cad srx
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, unplugged battery
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: it's out at a parking lot.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  KALAMYKID replied 5 months ago.

Can you move the shifter out of park?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no!
Expert:  KALAMYKID replied 5 months ago.

Can you turn the ignition switch back to run?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No
Expert:  KALAMYKID replied 5 months ago.

Try to wiggle the shifter just a little bit, and then try to bump it into park.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No please text me
Expert:  KALAMYKID replied 5 months ago.

I am sorry I can not text you. I am not allowed to have your your contact information.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Text me
Expert:  KALAMYKID replied 5 months ago.

I can not do that. I do not have your contact information.

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