ignition key won't turn off and lock steering wheel can't remove key

Asked by Mar 30, 2015 at 01:52 PM about the 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4+3 transmission when I put it in reverse key won't come out. How do I fix it does the transmission have to be dropped or can it be fixed from inside




















h

4 Answers

7,595

Sounds like key is still in forward position, move steering wheel side to side while trying to turn and release key

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

didn't work, is there something when linkage is in reverse that allows key to be turned in the off position

7,595

You need to get under the dash and physically watch the movement of the mechanism to see if something is binding or interfering at the ignition switch

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
14,645

ComaroCollector gave a very nice diagram of the steering column. If you have ex-ray eyes it will help to look at it. To release the key, really try turning the wheel side to side hard at the same time turning the key off. If it has to be in reverse to remove the key, there may be lose or unadjusted linkage. I do know the Chevy dealers that are good working on Corvettes will have someone that has an answer. Are you parked on an incline? If so, try removing the key when parked level. The key or lock may be orn, and a lock smith may be able to remove it, but it will stick again. You may need to get a new lock and keys which will be expensive, and it has to be mated to your computer to work.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 22,044 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Corvette Questions

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,350
#2 Vincent Parker
Vincent Parker
Reputation 1,500
#3 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
349 Great Deals out of 31,370 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
716 Great Deals out of 44,997 listings starting at $1,500
Used Porsche 911
106 Great Deals out of 4,438 listings starting at $12,500
Used Dodge Charger
529 Great Deals out of 28,913 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-150
2,162 Great Deals out of 195,111 listings starting at $290
Used BMW M3
25 Great Deals out of 1,316 listings starting at $4,990
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
49 Great Deals out of 2,734 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 9,154 listings starting at $47,896
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 1,343 listings starting at $44,445
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 736 listings starting at $40,884
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 848 listings starting at $36,995
2013 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 354 listings starting at $24,790

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.