Thread: Car question
11-30-2011, 02:42 PM #1
My wife drives a 2010 Chevy HHR. Today when she tried to start it it wouldnt start. She did plug her cell phone in and it charged but nothing else worked. When she tried to take the car out of the ignition the key would not come out. Anyone else had this problem? Any advice?
11-30-2011, 02:47 PM #2
11-30-2011, 02:51 PM #3
The cell phone is a low-draw item and may show up as charging even if the battery is mostly dead. Check and see if the dome light comes on when you open the door. If not you probably have a dead battery. If the dome light comes on but goes out when you turn the key, you have a dead battery.
I have had the key "stick" because the steering wheel is locked and is binded or twisted hard to the side while locked. Try turning the steering wheel a bit and then try removing the key. Also make sure it is fully in PARK as that can both prevent it from starting and keep the key from coming out.
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11-30-2011, 02:53 PM #4
11-30-2011, 03:43 PM #5