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Old 01-08-2013, 12:40 AM
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Keys stuck in ignition!

Battery was dead in my '05 Envoy SLE (I just got an '07 Avalanche LTE so my Envoy is just sitting in driveway).

Had to use my key to open door as remote wouldn't work due to battery completely dead.

Was about to pop the hood when realized my battery charger was over at my brothers. Went to take the keys out of the ignition and they absolutely REFUSE to come out.

Has this happened to anyone on here? Suggestions???
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:57 AM
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Yes!Just get it jumped and you'll be able to get it out!
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:34 AM
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Yes!Just get it jumped and you'll be able to get it out!
X2 When this happened to me I worked for the longest trying to get the keys out. Finally jumped it off and viola....should have started there I guess....Live and learn
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:20 PM
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This happen to me last night, dead battery and key didn't want to come out, so I had to wiggle it for about a min then it came out. But I tried it again to see if it was a fluke, did the same thing with the dead battery. So I wiggled it again for a min, came out. Yes my battery is dead, buying a new one this am; using the wife's van to get it...
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:50 PM
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I don't recommend "wiggling it">thats extra wear on your ing. switch.The selinoid(Spelling?) doesn't have power to release it!once there is voltage it will release it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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Yeah another brilliant GM idea with this setup !!! I have never heard of this issue in any other vehicle.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:05 AM
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Thanks SOOOO much everyone!

Wow, glad to hear that it wasn't just me :P

What a silly setup! It must use some sort of electronic gizmo that releases the key. Not very good if you go to start your car at night in the winter, and have to abandon your car with the key stuck in it!

I put a trickle-charger on my battery and my key came out. HMPH!
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:14 PM
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[B] It must use some sort of electronic gizmo that releases the key.
Like I said ,selinoid(Spelling?)I always carry a battery jumper with me so I can get my key out!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:58 AM
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jump start the battery
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