Originally Posted by Jeff247
Is there an ignition key removal procedure? Other cars have them. There's a "shifter release procedure" for my Honda.
Key will not turn to off position.
Only way I can get it out now is turn car off and disconnect battery. Key comes right out.
The problem was the plunger not fully returning after pushing the shifter button. I read this on another forum:
"Make sure the shift **** isn't slightly depressed because if it is, it will not allow you to remove the key. There is a little white plunger there and if its slightly depressed, your key will not come out."
Example: Normally, If I start my car and push in the shifter button slightly I will not be able to turn the key to the OFF position. Let the button go and the key comes out. That was my problem. It must have been slightly "stuck" and would not fully release so that I could turn the key to the OFF position and remove it.
I can't really say how I fixed it. I took the shifter **** off and worked the moving parts and must have freed it up.
That's my story and I am sticking to it!!
Thanks to everybody for your suggestions.