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Ignition locked, it is stuck in first position A,

The ignition would not turn, Cannot even pull out of Park position
Dings when key is in lock no radio can turn on lights

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  • marslouison Jan 13, 2009

    I have tried this solution and I cannot even turn my steering wheel

    in either direction- clockwise or counter-clockwise. Do I have to force the steering wheel to turn the wheel?

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This is the same problem Im having with my Ford Focus. Its the ignition tumbler.A temporary fix so you can turn on the vehicle, is to put the key in the ignition, and then gently hit it with a hammer. that will get the key turning. If it works, go and get it fixed, before this method breaks something else. :P

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Hi my name is adam and it sounds like the ignition is stuck due to the position of the wheel. You need to turn the wheel so that the pressure is relieved from the locking mecognism. Then take the key out and try to turn the key again.

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