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The key won't turn in the ignition, car is locked up

Car lights come on, steering wheel is locked, can't move shifter

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    can't turn the key.  The steering wheel turns, but the key won't.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Ignition moved from lock position

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    2008 sequoia will not lock the steering wheel when the key is out and shifter doesn't lock in park

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Put key in and the ignition won't turn

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Try cranking the steering wheel to the side really hard and at the same time turn the key.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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its low battery problem, check it out.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Key stuck in the ignition. Position indicator

Hi there,
try turning the wheel to the right/left while turning the key in the ignition. You have to apply some force. Your car is probably outliving its road life.

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Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Locked Ignition but steering wheel free

Push gear selector up past park and it should loosen up, or press hard on the brake pedal. Shifter up past park usually loosens it up. Common GM problem.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Our 2002 Olds Intrigue ignition

sounds like he broke neutral safety switch

Posted on Jun 11, 2011

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