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2004 Chevy Colorado ignition locked

I have a 2004 Chevy Colorado I have tried starting it but I am unable to turn the ignition to start its as if it's lock, my friend told me the ignition is probably locked that I should try turning the steering wheel left and right and try again so I did but still same problem. Can someone please help me?

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  • ATF04 Dec 30, 2008

    The key I have is not a copy, I have checked the key it doesn't look bent or damaged in any way. I was wondering if it is the anti theft system that might have locked the ignition could it be possible?



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Is the key youre using a copy? is it bent or damaged in any way? these new car ing. switches are super senitive

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