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06 S40 T5 AWD Key stuck in ignition

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default 06 S40 T5 AWD Key stuck in ignition

hey has anyone ever had any problems with the electronic key fob getting stuck in the ignition? The power stays on all the time and I have to unhook the battery cables everytime I park the car.. anyone ever experience anything like this before??

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:47 AM
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Is there a small button next to the gear shifter? If so make sure it is all the way up.
 
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:44 PM
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it's a 6 speed.. that's only with automatics correct?
 
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:24 PM
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I'm having the same problem. Key keeps sticking in the ignition. Car shuts off but interior power stays on. Sometimes it eventually clicks and releases the key, other times I have to disconnect the battery cable. Doesn't seem to have anything to do with Park. Any ideas on what I need to do? Can the mechanism that latches onto the key be bad and need replacing?
 
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:53 PM
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With the 850's and S70's the shifter **** button sticks when you put it in park. Needs to be pulled out sometimes then the key releases.
 
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:00 PM
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I've seen a lot of posts related to gear shifter stuck. I have played with the gear shifter a lot. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the shifter. Although I haven't ruled out a disconnect between the shifter and the ignition system. I believe there is a wire that connects the two. Also have seen threads about gunk building up in the ignition and interfering with the sensitive sensor system. I have to turn the car on and off a ton of times. Eventually, I can get it to "click" and the key will turn the rest of the way. Until I can get it to "click" the key stops just short of a full turn necessary to pull out the key. Occasionally, it doesn't "click" and I have to disconnect the battery cable for overnight. Anyone else have a strong lead so I don't waste money at a dealership????

Also, is there anywhere I can go for a schematic of how to take out the dashboard and console to expose this stuff? I grew up on a farm and am handy with tools. I'd like to try to problem solve this myself before a dealership charges $400 bucks to install a new ignition system without really knowing that that's the issue. From other Volvo blogs, that seems to be the default solution and it sometimes isn't a fix for the real problem.
 

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I had this same problem this morning in my 2006 S40, Key would not come out of the ignition and would get stuck between the off and 1 position. I had no choice but to bring it to the Volvo dealership to get this fixed. I'm in a bind for time and I could not leave my car sitting on. They said it was the starter control unit, roughly $500 parts and labor. I love that little car so I'm willing to spend the cash to keep driving it.
 
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