Piper Chambers Zuke: This video just saved me. Any idea how big/expensive of a repair this is?... Battery isn't dead, no other problems, key just gets stuck in ignition when I turn the car off...
The Christian Center for Family Research: your wonderful. the panel is right under the steering wheel
Lisa DeShong: Thank you so much for sharing this!! It worked exactly like you said. Car is dead but at least I got the key out.
Danielle .Rambadt: Thank you so much. I watched about 5 of these and this id's the only one that helped.
Collin Gerberding: thank you. luckily this was able to fix our current situation. thank you very much.
Jessica Vargas: You're a life saver. I'm pregnant and starving and my keys were stuck in my ignition
hannah stacey: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!
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).