2006 GP Passlock - Key STUCK GOOD!

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Hi everyone,
Here's the story: my wife called me saying that the car wouldn't shut off. I asked if the car was in park, went through everything I could think of. I went to her place of employment to see if I could do anything to turn it off. Gear selector "button" down at the bottom of the shifter, under the sliding cover didn't do anything. No luck. I drove it home and after trying several times, I finally took the fuse out for the fuel pump after disconnecting the battery. I tried everything I found on the googler with no luck. As you can see, I removed the entire ignition cylinder and housing assembly in an attempt to get the cylinder out and replace it, re-keying it and letting the code learning begin. Obviously, the cylinder is still holding in place with the key. It's like Excalibur stuck in the rock.

My question is: is their ANY way to COMPLETELY bypass the password/passlock system on this '06 GP?

From what I've found, there is a way that has to do with cutting and rerouting a couple of wires but I'd rather not do that.

I can get a whole new assembly with everything, including the sensor on the side (I cracked the other one because, well, I know just enough to be dangerous) of the cylinder.

I'll have a locksmith rekey a new cylinder but if the whole thing can be bypassed, that would be a much better option for us since the key has been stuck before, but at least the car shut off & the key did come out eventually.

Thanks for any help in getting my butt out of this hole I dug even deeper than it was.

Keith
 

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Here's the replacement cylinder with the sensor. I'd have to take this to a locksmith. That plan is predicated on getting the old one out. Since this passkey/passcode anti-theft system seems to be a problem for this model GP, I'd rather bypass permanently it if possible.

Thanks again.

Keith
 

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There is no way of bypassing without measuring resistance and splicing in resistor but you are having a mechanical issue so not sure what bypassing an anti theft feature will do. Take the whole assembly to the locksmith.
 

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Thank you for the response. That's my best option. I know a locksmith has the tools and the know how to handle something like this. I was hoping to go the cheaper DIY route, but that often ends up costing more after all is said and done.

Thanks again!
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You already have saved lots of money by not having the locksmith come to your car.
 

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You got THAT right! That's why I didn't want to get a mechanic involved from the very beginning, either. I'd rather live and learn something anyway.

Thanks for the reply!
 

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Thank you to you guys for helping out this guy. The situation has been resolved. Turns out that it was the ignition cylinder after all. I'm sure that mechanical sensor/relay/switch bit under the gear selector will fail at some point. I've seen that issue a lot.

Now I have to post another cry for help.

Keith
 

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Great to hear you're on the road again.
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