Having problems with your 2006 Ford Focus ?

Key stuck in ignition

\015 2006 ford focus this is the 2nd time key will not come out and steering\015\012wheel wont lock in park\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 01-06-2020

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Hope this helps all.... If the key is stuck (won't come out) and the column is NOT locked, one the gear shift there is a plastic sleeve. Put the gear shift in park...slide your hand below the knob and pull that sleeve up! Presto!!! it locks in park and the key comes out. I just put all the stuff i took apart back together... the other solutions may work but this is the first step to check... no tools and you know right away...\015\012
My 2006 Focus (automatic) has had this happen several times. The fix is pretty simple and you can do it yourself ( I have not seen a manual transmission center console so this may or may not work on them).
\015\012If you have an automatic transmission look on the center console on the passanger side of the shift handle. There is a little round plastic fitting (smaller then a dime). Pry that off with a small screwdrive - inside is a white plastic surface - push that down ( I used a larger screwdriver) - that will release the ignition and you can remove your keys. You might have to fiddle with it a bit.
\015\012After about the second or third time this happened the white plastic surface you push down wears out ( well built!). At this point I took out the plastic center console (about 6 screws & changing gears to allow the console to freely come off). What you will see is that the white plastic piece pushes down and should push a metal mushroom shaped switch sideways. My cure was to measure & mark the passengers side of the console directly over this "mushroom" and drill a 1" hole. Now anytime this happens I take my handy screwdriver out of the glovebox and press in the metal mushroom - works every time - and since the hole is low on the center tunnel, no one has ever noticed it.
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