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Removed igntion switch then put back on now steering whell is lock.
Try pulling steering wheel hard to the left and while holding that position try starting the car. Once it is started back the car up a few feet and straighten the wheels before shutting it down.
Posted on Feb 17, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Do you have a tilt wheel? If so you're only half the way there. The upper actuator is broken. And you got to get into the column further. As for the trick to get the cylinder in. Don't matter if you got a tilt or fixed wheel. Go to the top side of the column. About 2/3 the way down it you'll find the Ign Switch. A rod will be coming out of the top going towards the wheel area. Push it into the switch till the inst panel lights come on. That means that the Ign switch is in the 'ON' sopition. IE all the dash panel lights come on. There is a key on the tumbler that matches to a key in the ign gear. Than just incert the tumbler into the gear and turn it to lock it in.
If you got a non-tilt wheel then it sounds like the bottom of the tumbler is broken off and is still in the gear. If so do the same as above with the Ign Switch. That will align the key so you can take the broken part out and put the new Ign tumbler in.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
hello,steering lock mechanism and your key need to replaced,if you want try to remove your under dash,steering lock mechanism have a small pin(around 5 mm) which pit to steering housing,drill out the lock,then try to turn steering wheel,ty
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
Did you try jacking up the car at the front then wiggle the steering as you turn the key? Did you try a spare key? Spray inside the mechanism with WD40. Try putting the key in at different depths and turning.
The lock cylinder is a replace only item.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
SOURCE: IGNITION AND STEERING LOCKED!
Try pressing the key down little bit while you are trying to turn it towards ignition, at the same time slowly turning the steering wheel clockwise and counter clockwise ( it's locked but it still moves a little bit), it should release the steering wheel lock.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2010
Have the same issue with mine (same year and model). I've had the car for a couple years, and I regret buying it every time I get in it! Has your sunroof broken yet? It will... common problem, and a pain in the @$$ to fix yourself (major pain in the wallet to have someone else do it).
I will be opening up the steering wheel to get to the buttons and try to fix them, as soon as I can get a short enough screw-driver (hopefully it's a fairly common size, because it's impossible to look into the hole to see exactly what should be used.
DITCH THE CAR A.S.A.P.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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