Car won't start, ignition locked

Asked by Oct 12, 2015 at 05:54 PM about the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Saturday afternoon, I removed both
headlights to replace the bulbs. Everything
went smoothly and was put back in fine.
After that. I started the car and ran some
errands, again no issues.

That same night, I went to a friend's, got in
my car, turned the key...
Nothing happened, absolutely nothing. No
lights turned on, the engine made no noise,
it was like it was 100% dead.

Frustrated, I went to turn the car off, and
now the key won't turn.
It was stuck in the on/accessory position.
I hit the release button under the steering
wheel and was able to get the key out.

My question is what could have happened ?
Or gone wrong ?  Any ideas would be

3 Answers


Sounds like your battery is dead, some GM cars wont let you remove the key if there is no power in the battery,

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Best Answer

Yep ,,, a dead battery won't allow key removal

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I know this is a while later but thank you so much. It was the battery.

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