Ignition locked and key won't remove! - Chevy HHR Network


Problems/Service/Repairs If you have a problem with your HHR, want a tip on repairing or performing a particular service to you HHR here is the place to post!

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 11-01-2009
Location: oregon
Posts: 1
Ignition locked and key won't remove!

Our 2006 hhr is experiencing problems.
The push button for the shifter would not pop out and then the key will only turn to the Aux. possition and will not allow the key to be removed.
We ended up having to disconnect the battery which to me is a total stupid placement, thats for another topic.
Has anyone had this same problem?
sniper33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 04-19-2006
Location: North Tonawanda, NY
Posts: 254
Smile 06 HHR Key Removal Question

[B]I to have an 06 HHR and have had the same proplem. I ended up replacing the shifter ?
After getting the old shifter out of the console I could see what a few members on here have stated what causes this problem.
Before I totaly unhooked the wire plug I pushed the small pin that activates the micro switch that allows the key to be removed ?/ All I did was push the pin back in so that it hits the switch on the right side of the shifter. As soon as I tried to pull the key out it came right out.
I did install the new shifter but plan on seeing if I can epoxy it in place so I can keep it on the shelf, I also have an 09 HHR and know of 9 or 10 local[ HHR's that I have contact with the owners off and on. If they have a problem we can swap out the shifter and save them the price of a new shifter at $160. It only takes about half and hour to do the swap.

May I sugust you remove the top parts of the console around the shifter stick, reach in on the left side and see if the little rod has come lose and moved to the left and away from the switch ??
With mine it tool 60,000 miles to happen.

Good luck/B]
BlackHHR06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 09-11-2007
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Posts: 1,369
My 06 HHR had this problem and was fixed by the dealer under warrenty. Several others on this forum have experienced this problem with their HHRs.
Old Lar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #4
Platinum Member
 
oneton's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-13-2006
Location: Geneva, FL.
Posts: 1,585
Just about ! Search is your friend .
oneton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 06:54 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 03-07-2008
Location: Essex, Maryland
Posts: 364
It can be caused by a broken Automatic shifter. rod that is operated by the push buttom on the stick breaks the plasitc and it will not hit the release to trigger the key release. You can get your key out though. Its pretty easy. there is a small panel on the bottom of the steering columm. remove it an put you finger in there you will feel a small "button" push this and it will release your key.

There is a thread with more info.

Its also covered in the owners manual.....
HHorange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 08:12 AM   #6
JB1
Senior Member
 
JB1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-02-2006
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 277
yup, they replaced the shifter on ours, been working fine ever since
JB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 10:12 PM   #7
 
Join Date: 01-14-2010
Location: KY
Posts: 5
happen to me last night at 50,000.
i had no idea the battery was in the back!
so i had to wait to this morining to disconnect the battery.
my parents are trying to get me to buy a new battery,
but i'm not sure thats what i need to replace.
amandagee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 08:55 PM   #8
New Member
 
Join Date: 06-15-2006
Location: Detroit,MI
Posts: 22
There is a thread here somewhere that I put pictures of the problem. I glued the pin back in and has been working fine ever since..
wrusprod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 09:02 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 02-16-2009
Location: Frankenmuth/Flint, MI
Posts: 6,098
Had that happen to me 2 days after I bought the car!
urbexHHR is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ignition Recall done, now ignition binds and won't turn. shybull GM Recall Campaigns 43 12-22-2014 10:02 AM
Able to remove key but car won't turn off...ignition or electrical? sailorsgirl2001 Problems/Service/Repairs 20 11-08-2014 05:46 PM
Locked ignition.... please help leilani Problems/Service/Repairs 8 05-03-2011 05:01 AM
Decal Remove/ Not remove??? Poll!! Black Beauty General HHR 10 07-03-2006 10:34 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 PM.


Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Internet Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.