key stuck

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Riviera 97
i have a 97 riviera, the key is stuck and wont go past off, to lock position. I wiggled shifter and button, is there a shifter interlock? how can i fix this problem? The key is stuck in the ignition. Any help from the knowledge base out there? thanks fellas.


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S.W. Ontario Canada
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2018 Regal Sportback - 2010 Yamaha R6 (track bike) Past cars: 92 LeSabre, 98 Regal, 02 GrandPrixGT
There should be a key release button.

Also if I remember correctly, I had the same problem in a 98 Regal. There is a hole under the steering wheel column, and inserting a pen released the key. The hole had a plastic cover that had to be pried off with a small flat blade or knife.

So I asumed some spring or something must of broken... I just duct taped a little screw in the hole so it maintaned the tension on whatever it was to remedy the issue.
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