1997 Mustang key will not remove from ignition

Bodean_Roberts

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Just like the title says. The key wont come out. The switch moves fine and cranks the car. I have tried jiggling, moving the shifter, steering wheel , etc. Frustrated to say the least. It is a 1997, and has an automatic tranny.
Any suggestions?
 
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Big Rich 6969

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Okay I'm a locksmith the first thing I'd do is squirt some tryflow or WD 40 in it and tap the key with a screw driver and wiggle it. It's most likely a stuck wafer not allowing the key to release. If that don't work take it out and take it to a locksmith Yours should be a poke and pull to get the ignition out turn the key to the on position on the underside of the column there is a small hole under the ignition stick an ice pick or some coat hanger in there and depress the button and pull and it will come out. good luck.
 

wmburns

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If this were my car I would be looking for a problem with the automatic shift interlock. IE the safety device that makes sure the shift lever is in park before the key can be removed.