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The key is stuck in the ACC position, it wont come out but…

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The key is stuck...

The key is stuck in the ACC position, it wont come out but it will start

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

The key is good, maybe a little worn. i can only turn the steering wheel when it is turned on. otherwise it is locked

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saturn?

2008 saturn vue crossover

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

I just googled some methods but they arent working such as turning to wheel, jiggling the keys.

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

Shifting the gears no

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ON the shifter is a switch that closes a circuit and powers the ignition lock solenoid. Here is a diagram https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebvvzvycimqgtsl/ignitionlock.pdf?dl=0 Can you test both to see if the switch opens and closes when in and out of park and see if the solenoid is getting constant ground and power on and off from the shifter switch.

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