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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Auto Service Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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hi, my 58 plate freelander key is stuck in the dash and when

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hi, my 58 plate freelander key is stuck in the dash and when I push the start button the dash wont come on, only the sat nav, stereo and heaters light up. its an automatic and wont start either? what could I do to fix this?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.

Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to
assist you with your question.

The issue that you are describing is a failed ignition switch and this is why the key will not release.The ignition switch has to recognize that the key is to be released in order for this to happen,the switch is electrically shorted.