I'm at a huge loss right now. I really hope that I just missed a step or overlooked something simple. For months now it was slowly getting harder and harder to start my car, 2004 Malibu Classic. You could get the car started but really had to wiggle the key around to get it passed the OFF position. I drove it like that for a long time but finally got tired and bought a new lock cylinder. I read into the process for a couple days so I thought it wasn't too hard and went for it. Taking it off was simple. Disconnected the negative terminal on the battery then began working on the inside. Put the key in the ON position and moved the shifter to Neutral. Took off the black plastic bezel surrounding the radio then the three screws holding the radio. Pulled out the radio and disconnected the antenna and radio cables. Then with the key still in the ON position I was able to pull out the cylinder after pressing in the release tab. So far so good. Put in the new cylinder and was able to turn the key to every position smoothly. My next step was to re-connect to battery and start the re-learn process but I noticed that the shifter was still in neutral so I moved it to Park and took out the key. I then re-connected the radio and the battery. Lights turn on and car makes it's normal chirping noises but for some reason I cannot move the key at all, it's just stuck in the OFF position. I also noticed that the brake seems to be a pressed down a little bit. The shifter is also stuck in the Park and does not move at all. I thought about pulling out the whole ignition switch but cannot because the transmission cable doesn't come out unless the key cylinder is in the ON position. The other connection on top, three wires - white, yellow and black, doesn't come off unless the cylinder is off. Obviously I can't move the cylinder to the ON position so I cannot remove those cables. Sorry for the long post but I just wanted to be detailed. I hope someone can give me a hand anything would help right now. FYI, I never had any issues with the THEFT light coming out before like I've seen many other people having. I've also read about a possible solution that involves drilling out the spring on the cylinder, but I really don't want to do that considering it's brand new.