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My 06' has ignition key locked-in the lock and car may start with half things working or may not start with half things working.
I saw on youtube that steering column hole plug removal then insert a rod but this is for emergency release.
How do I reprogram security or shut this down all together from doing this key lock-out.

Appreciate your help,
Jim
 

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I am thinking this occurs when door is open and then turn off the engine or possibly turn on the engine with the door open
that made this car crazy and could not release the key and eventually not even start it.
Have a battery kill switch from ground to neg battery and left it over night then switched on today battery open door and closed it,
then waited 3 minutes then off and on the car started up with no problems. This security module is a waste of time and money, disrupts
a normal way of running an auto mobile. The 60's and the 70's had is simple but today we MUST have job security for the lousy
american engineers that are sending GM, Ford & Chrysler down the toilet. This will be my last American car to own, very sad!
Photos enclosed show my bat-switch.
 

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Is your battery in good condition? I learned the hard way with an 04 GMC, that a weak battery locks things up. And that was after driving for an hour so no reason to expect a weak battery. I think it is a horrible design, for what it is worth!
 

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I have a new battery, I think the security-door/lock-window-mirror-seats module linked to the ECM can't calculate any irregularities such as door open or in gear, moving a seat or window while turning engine off, I see it as the american electro/mechanical engineers are only interested in the money and lack pride/ego and integrity for perfection. I've seen this now over the 44 years having been in engineering that mindset of getting things to a perfection lacks, just move it out the door and deal with it later, end product QC with their feedback to engineering is 50 - 75% there that should be good enough just send it out the door, BAD management with greed mentality has killed the country and looks like socialism is on it's sadden way.
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