Having problems with your 2002 Pontiac Aztek ?

My key for my pontiac aztek is stuck in the aux position and wont come out nor will it move back all the way, so the radio light is staying on as well as the battery light. what can I do? midas told me $900 for new part/labour

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-06-2019

Answers :

There is a solenoid behind the ignition. Some models have a spring action plastic housing, and others don't, all you need to do is look under the steering column, there should be 3 holes, two of them for screws to hold the plastic housing together, and a third is for inserting a screwdriver to depress the lever and remove the key, make sure to depress the button and remove the key at the same time. I'm not sure about finding a replacement, however, you can simply bypass the whole thing. Simply disconnect the two wire clip from the solenoid and presto, no more problem ever...

<note> if you disconnect the solenoid, a few minor safety features may be disabled, such as the ability to switch gears without the break depressed, and also the ability to remove your key while the car is in gear.
Disconnect the battery (negative cable). Let sit for a few minutes. When you reconnect the cable, turn the key to the off position, and remove the key. Then, reinsert the key, turn to the ON position and leave for 15-20 minutes. This will enable your Aztek to resync the Passkey 3 key on the ignition.

If you have the battery with the "bypass" handle, simply lift the handle -- you'll hear the battery re-engage. Then you should be able to return the key to the A positon, remove your key, or simply re-attempt to restart. But, if this works, that is telling you that the Passkey fuse (both Console and Under hood fuses) may need to be replaced.

I know from experience that you will want to have your Passkey or battery checked.
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