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Q: Key stuck in ignition of a 2006 Cadillac CTS

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My key is stuck in the ignition, and it's draining the battery. What should I do?

Make sure your shifter is fully engaged in PARK. If it is not, the key will not come out. If the vehicle is in park, the problem could be the ignition switch. I would enlist the help of a trained mechanic to help you with your ignition problem.

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