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Honda integra 1996

My key won't turn in the ignition, and the steering is locked.
I have taken the other side of the ignition apart and put a screwdriver in the plastic bit to get the car started but the steering is still do i get the steering lock off?????????

Please can u help??

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  • kiu811 Dec 30, 2008

    The key won't turn in the honda prelude (automatic) and the steering lock is on. I have tried wiggling the steering wheel whislt pushing and turning the key in both directions but nothing. The gear stick is in park mode and the hand brake is on. I've even tried it with the hand brake off but still nothing.



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Hello andrei,

at least you were able to remove the ignition switch already.
the next step is to remove the special bolt that they used to hold the ignition lock at the steering, you can replace them anytime with ordinary bolts after you repair the ignition lock. they are like cone head which no tools could hold unto them( to prevent burglars from stealing your car) think of a way to remove these two bolts. either you cut them with a hack saw or use vice grip pliers or chisel it with a metal chisel and hammer.

after you removed the bolts, the pin and the key assembly can be removed and it would unlock your steering wheel.

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