Prelude in trouble-- key stuck in ignition-- please help!!

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by rust.flibbertigibbet, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Last night some friendly thieves broke into my '93 prelude, threw back
    the auto shifter all the way, and swiped the stereo.
    So after my depression wore off, I drove the car, but now I can't get
    the key out of the ignition!!!
    It seems that the auto shifter no longer is as it was. You can shift
    without having to push in the button with your thumb, AND (this is most
    problematic part) it is now impossible to get the key out of the
    ignition. It seems to think it's not in Park-- even though it is.
    Can anyone help me with this problem!? I'm looking for any kind of
    solution, creative or otherwise. As for now, I'm taking the battery
    out of the car so no one can just hop in and take off with her.

    Thanks for any help!!
    your stereoless fan,
    rust.flibbertigibbet, Oct 23, 2005
  2. nevermind-- fixed it by slamming the shifter all the way up-- that got
    it to acknowledge it really was in park and let me pull out the key...
    now still gotta fix the button thingy so i don't accidentally throw it
    in reverse when i'm going 80 down the freeway. any ideas?
    rust.flibbertigibbet, Oct 24, 2005
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