yaynative: Worked on my 2010 Chevy Cobalt. Thank you sooooo much!
Avis duff: Thanks a lot
sultan alshehri: Thanks man very helpful
christle nwole: Where is the panel located
Telos954x: Thanks a ton. My mom's key got stuck in her ignition and caused the battery to die from having it stuck over night. went looking around to see how to get the key out and this was one of the first results. Worked perfectly. Saved us a lot of time and trouble.
Melquaides Skunduglio: New for Chevy Cobalt, 2009 manual transmission: Mr. Goodwrench has removed this button. The metal bracket for the button remains but the key release button is gone. Release the clutch while the car is in gear to turn the car off. If the car is still there and starts in the morning, drive directly to the GM dealer (don't go to your place of employment), and have your Credit card ready.
Austen de Leon: God bless you you saved me a broken key and ignition lock lol.
AstanaxKnight: As of this time, I've had 14,477 views & hopefully helped some. My HHR developed another problem mechanically. A few mechanics told me to get rid of the HHR as soon as I could, that they are nightmares on wheels when it comes to breaking down. I'm now the owner of a Toyota RAV4. That recall for the ignition plus having to get to a dead battery in the back with a non functioning electronic back hatch, and other mechanical problems are what killed the joy of owning an HHR for me.
Anna Kaviani: Truly a life saver.
TRACY BROUSSARD: Thank you soooo much, my car ran for 21/2 hrs finally I thought to look on youtube! I now have the problem of the car won't start or do nothing like its locked dwn...???
j burr: We needed this video tonight and you came through. Thanks for fighting the good fight buddy!
Ursula Foster: Thanks so much for this video! It has saved me alot of frustration.
AstanaxKnight: "We have learned that your 2010 model HHR may develop a binding condition between the ignition lock cylinder and the housing. If this occurs, it may be difficult to turn the ignition key and/or remove it from the ignition. If the vehicle is running, the driver may not be able to turn it off"".
I have till May 31, 2014 to call any G.M. dealer to schedule an appointment to have them replace the "Ignition Lock Cylinder" (no charge).
AstanaxKnight: The same thing happened to me in this instance. Your ignition switch may have seized up. There is (or was) a recall for the ignition switch seizing up. I had to reconnect the battery and go to my nearest dealership & leave it running for them to fix. Be prepared to have the spare key so they can reconfigure the security feature. Call beforehand to the dealership shop and ask about the recall.
AstanaxKnight: That is what happened in my case. The key was seized in the ignition. Call up your dealership and see if the recall is still in effect to get this fixed for free. I hope you have a spare key to this HHR because they will most likely need that to reset the security system on the HHR! Since I can't post links in comments, Google: "Letter from GM for ignition lock cylinder"
Rob Burns: Thanks for posting your video. I had the same problem today with my wife's 2010 but her vehicle was running at the time and the spring was collapsed so I had to pull the 15 amp fuse to the fuel pump so it would shut off.
AstanaxKnight: I had power prior to it, but in my case, the ignition seized the key so I couldn't pull the key out. I had to disconnect the battery terminal in front (Which sucks because the battery is in the back and the back door is electronic) the night before this video and pull out the fuel pump relay fuse. I had spent all night scouring Youtube and webpages to find out what the button actually looked or felt like. Then I made this video to help others like me who didn't know what to look or feel for.
Miguel Carrasco: Thank you for posting!! Saved me time and having to leave my car sitting with key in it! Did you have power prior to that?