I parked my car for a minute and when I returned I couldn't turn the ignition key. The steering wheel moves and the gearshift appears to be in park. Its possible that the key is slightly off the off mark but maybe not. Also, there is a red light blinking near the radio which I have never noticed before. For the time being, I am stranded.
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make sure battery is 12.6 volts. if not you not going to be able to get transmission go all the way in park to remove ignition key.when you press brake pedal it energize brake transmission shift interlock to get transmission all way in park to remove ignition key.if all is good battery is 12.6 volts.sound like ignition switch lock cylinder broken more likely.
THE WHOLE HORN PAD AND AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL HAS TO BE REPLACED.BECAUSE HORN PAD BUILT IN THE AIRBAG.IF YOU GOING TO REPLACE AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL YOUR SELF. DISARM AIRBAGS BY FIRST TURNING OFF RADIO,THEN REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE,WAIT 20 MINUTES FOR AIRBAGS DISCHARGE.BEFORE REMOVING THE AIRBAG HORN PAD.
For quirky things like that, I' look first at your ignition switch (common problem). Not the switch the key goes into, but it' located under the steering wheel column cover, on the bottom (black). Did your key get stuck in the ignition too at some point?
Try turning the steering wheel a bit when using the key. The steering wheel lock puts pressure on the lock cylinder to keep the wheel locked. If this pressure is high, it can keep you from using the key.
I've found that the steering lock on some vehicles will interfere with the ignition lock and the steering wheel may have to be rocked to find the right position.
I think the purpose of this was to ensure that the steering lock is engaged before you can take the key out; don't ask me why - if the key is out and anyone tries to steal the car, the steering wheel will find the pin the first time the wheel is turned 90-180 degrees anyhow.