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I have a 1989 Camaro IROC Z28 5 speed manual transmission.

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I have a 1989 Camaro IROC Z28 5 speed manual transmission. When I bought the car it had a second set of keys that didn't have the security chip in it. I used this key by mistake and I can't get it out of the ignition switch.. The car actually cranked but after turnin it off I can't get the key out of the ignition switch.... Read full answer

I have a 1989 Camaro IROC Z28 5 speed manual transmission. When I bought the car it had a second set of keys that didn't have the security chip in it. I used this key by mistake and I can't get it out of the ignition switch.. The car actually cranked but after turnin it off I can't get the key out of the ignition switch. I do have a key with the the security chip. How do I get the key that is stuck in the ignition out?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?

No problem shifting

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camaro yourself? What have you tried so far?

I sprayed WD40 in the switch and tried wiggling and pulling on the key with with no results

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That is all

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Hi, Welcome to JA!

I'm , Russ-(Doctor-D), a senior Expert here at JA and will be reviewing your case and offering my assistance.

Give me a few minutes to look up common issues and bulletins.

Also please provide me Model year, engine size and any/all info as well as previous repairs you feel relevant to this case...

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Will it rotate to off at all?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No it will rotate forward some. 1989 Camaro IROC Z28 convertible 305 TBI 5 speed manual transmission, no repairs since I have had it.

You need a new lock cylinder. See attached procedure PDF.

Our Discount price for the part is CLICK HERE.

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You will take the blank key in the new part , along with your current keys to the dealer and get NEW keys cut with your same key code. For the new cylinder to start the car.

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PS.

Replacing the Lock cylinder is NOT easy, you may be safer to pay someone to do it. Special tools are required.

The labor is about 2.5 Hours professionally

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