the key is stuck in the igniton and i cannot get it out and now i wont starti hear a clicking in the fuse box wondering if it is the starter or the igniton switch
Country: United StatesMake: nissanModel: maxima
moving the shifter to release the key
Hello and thank you for using Just answer! I'm Billy and i will assist you with this. Feel free to ask if further info is needed.
- is the shifter in P?
- have you checked the battery? (as this may very well be a drained battery issue)?
it is definately not hte battery. i can turn the key 2 or 3 times and then it will usually start. just wondering if it could be the igniton switch. i checked the shifter and it is in park. key just dont want to seem to come out
It could be the ignition switch.......
And it can be the shifter......as this will not allow the start, nor key removal if not in P.....so try putting the transmission in N......see if brake lights work when brake pedal is depressed....and get back to me with the year of this maxima (e.g. 2003)
it is a 1998 maxima
ok....try putting the shifter in N and then try to start or remove key.....
If that does not work, try tapping on the starter using a piece of wood....and then try to start.....
ok will let you know
and it can also be the shift lock cable:
thanks for your efforts but nothingis resolved as of yet
key still stuck in the ignition
Did you check the cable (lock cable)....scroll a bit up for picture....i sent this earlier/.//
i did as i too apart the console
If you have power (battery).....brake lights are working......and cable is working......that only leaves the ignition switch/barrel
Get back to me if further info/details or diagrams are needed.