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#114 of 337 Re: 2005 chevy cobalt key stuck [bigboo]
Jan 17, 2010 (7:51 am)
The key gets stuck in my ingnition too, from time to time. A mechanic at a dealership taught me a quick tip for getting it out. Remove your cupholder and feel inside up by the gearshift, there is a switch. You have to press the switch with one hand and turn your key with the other at the same time. The switch releases the key and allows it to turn and come out. It's a pain but better than the option of your battery dying. Mine always fixes itself although sometimes it takes days. Hope this helps some others like it did me, although it doesn't exactly fix the problem it helps.
#115 of 337 The Wonderful Cobalt... NOT
Jan 17, 2010 (7:40 pm)
I bought a 2006 chevy cobalt 20,000 miles, last year and have had nothing but problems with it. It first started with, just a week after I had it, both of my head lights blowing at the same time. That is really no big deal. It happens. But then, I started having the problems with the key getting stuck. My friend at the dealership cleaned the shifter and put something in the switch and I haven't had anymore problems with that. But, then the power steering light came on and I had to replace the steering column. The lights flicker and my gages will drop randomly. Never had that fixed. The brakes wore all the way down without making a sound. On top of that the car started stalling and I completely lost reverse. (transmission). I haven't taken it to the shop yet. Not quite sure if I still want the car. It has been nothing but trouble and I've only had it for a year...
#116 of 337 Re: The Wonderful Cobalt... NOT [jhurt612]
Jan 18, 2010 (7:37 am)
Did you buy an extended warranty from GM for it? You would have been within the 3 yr., 36000 miles.
#117 of 337 Re: 2005 chevy cobalt key stuck [msdyn0myte]
Jan 21, 2010 (5:14 pm)
Where is the switch located? I took the cup holder out but I can't find the switch. Is it towards the firewall or towards the back?
#118 of 337 Re: The Wonderful Cobalt... NOT
Jan 29, 2010 (5:53 am)
they offered it to me but i turned it because it wouldn't cover me very long. Only for 16000. Thats really nothing for what they are trying to charge for it. And the major problem(being the transmission) was a 90,000. So that def. would not have helped me.
#119 of 337 low power mode
Mar 09, 2010 (8:59 am)
I have a 05 Colbalt and having a problem with the low traction system light staying on. While this light is on the car stays in low power mode. It will finally go off when Im going about 30 mph.
I've had the car in the shop and its cost me about 1500 so far and they still cant figure it out.
Anyone with any suggestions?? PLEAsE HELP!!
#120 of 337 Re: low power mode [amandab]
Mar 09, 2010 (9:14 am)
Try a different mechanic. If you're using a non-dealer shop and they can't figure it out, try the dealership.
It could be anything from a sensor to a computer issue. Low traction is only supposed to go on if the drive wheels are spinning.
#121 of 337 Intermittantly Info Center and Radio don't display
May 27, 2010 (8:16 am)
My 2008 Cobalt (basic) with 40K miles just started this electrical problem. The digital displays like the info center and the radio will intermittantly blank out when driving. Sometimes the displays will light up after a while. So far, they always return when I turn off the ignition, wait a few seconds, then restart the vehicle.
While the car is under warranty, I hate to take it to the dealer and try to explain an intermittant problem. I would much rather be able to tell the service manager what the problem is.
Any ideas on what can be causing this?
#122 of 337 Re: Intermittantly Info Center and Radio don't display [gteachman]
May 29, 2010 (5:54 pm)
I am also having the same issue as George. Does anybody have any knowledge as to why it is doing this. I have about 13k more miles.
Jun 08, 2010 (2:37 pm)
while charging my phone , it stopped shortly after plugging it into my cig lighter. never had a problem before. replaced the fuse, started to charge the phone , light comes on the phone then goes out. don't know why ?