My key charm is going off without the key in the ignition

Asked by Oct 13, 2015 at 08:20 AM about the 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I go to get out of the car I remove the key from the ignition and open the door and the key reminder buzzer goes off what could be the problem and any easy fixes

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Are you able to start the car without putting the key in? Sounds like an electrical problem at the base of the steering column. I've had similar problems in the past. I believe there's a lock solenoid of some sort that has to activate for the ignition switch to work properly. The wires at the base of the steering column can break internally from movement. Can be a bit challenging to find. I believe GM has issued some service bulletins on the subject according to my mechanic.

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