removing a key stuck in the ignition

Asked by Feb 25, 2015 at 06:16 PM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

does anybody know how to remove a stuck key for this model? The ignition key/switch is
in the dashboard, not the steering column so the usual quick fix is not available. Is there
a similar solenoid switch they can be reset somewhere under the dashboard? Thank you
in advance

6 Answers

3,025

This vehicle was recalled for the GM ignition switch. Go to a Chevy/Buick/Cadillac/GMC dealer and have them replace the ignition switch for free.

that recall (# 2014350) is for unintended ignition key rotation. According to the dealer, they can only replace the ignition key ( big deal) not the ignition switch. May be electrical problem with the cable or wiring underneath the shifter in the center console. There is a workaround for similar models with the ignition key in the steering column by resetting the solenoid; this model has an in dash ignition key/switch. I was wondering if a similar quick fix would allow me to remove the key from the dashboard. Thank you.

3,025

I never had that issue when I had my Grand Prix, but do you have a full charge on the battery and have you tried moving the shifter back and forth? You could also see if there is a manual release under that little rubber panel right below the ignition switch.

So, How did you get your key out? I am having the same issue with my 05 grand prix.

Got raped at the dealership; over $300 for a new lock cylinder,key and labor. No manual release on my model; if the tumblers are damaged or worn the cylinder needs to be replaced,

dang!!! NO manual release on my model either. The ignition is in the dash. Maybe I can save money by replacing it myself, but the dealership just told me it could be a few different things. Like tumblers, key, brake switch or shift switch.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my key is stuck in the ignition of a 2004 pontiac grand prix 1 answer

    my key is stuck in the ignition switch on my 2004 grand prix

    Pontiac Grand Prix

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • cant get my key out of the ignition 2 answers

    key stuck in the ignition. Help me out here! It won't come out

    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • key stuck in ignition 39 answers

    can't get the key out of the ignition. the car will be in park but the ignition switch won't turn back to the position to let the key out. the steering wheel won't lock either because you can't get t...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Stuck key 2 answers

    What if the key is on the dash where would the release button be for a 2004 grand prix with the key stuck in the ignition

    Pontiac Grand Prix

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Key stuck in ignition 1 answer

    How do I get the key out of the ignition in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix?

    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

    -

    General

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 2,860 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 4,120
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,770
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
510 Great Deals out of 29,109 listings starting at $1,100
Used Pontiac Bonneville
536 listings starting at $3,699
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
14 Great Deals out of 1,396 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac G6
55 Great Deals out of 4,157 listings starting at $699
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,238 listings starting at $1,595
Used Pontiac GTO
4 Great Deals out of 437 listings starting at $5,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
826 Great Deals out of 81,054 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 46,830 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Accord
717 Great Deals out of 87,003 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chrysler 300
336 Great Deals out of 20,337 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale