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My 2009 Nissan altima has a key symbol that has shown up. The owners manual says something about a smart key ignition lock. The car won't turn on but the steering wheel turns. Can't get anything to work. Please help!!

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Has the battery been disconnected ? when you turn the key does the cluster lights come on?do every thing come on when you try to start it

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

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  • Rachelle B Dec 30, 2012

    Its not an actual key its the intelligent key. Nothing happens when I press the break and push the start button.

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 30, 2012

    I had a 2007 nissan altima in my garage and it turn out to be a bad starter

  • Rachelle B Dec 30, 2012

    ****...how much does something like that cost?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 30, 2012

    i do not know,but it is cheaper getting a uder from the junk yard. I need to know if the battery was disconnected

  • Rachelle B Dec 30, 2012

    No it hasn't been disconnected

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 30, 2012

    and it was running good before

  • Rachelle B Dec 30, 2012

    Yes it ran good

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Dec 30, 2012

    here is the link to my garage I am on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TedsRepairs

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SOURCE: i cant turn the ignition or move the steering

i think there is a ignition problem , might try replacing it , of course you cant turn the steering if the key wont turn , its a theft prevention device.

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SOURCE: 1998 nissan altima gxe -ignition problem

Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

Posted on Apr 01, 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: Key won't turn steering wheel not locked.

common for this key switch to be defective. Might try graphite lubricant to spray in the hole. Once you replace key switch it will have to be recoded (electronically)by a lock smith, repair shop or dealer.

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SOURCE: ignition key does not work

if your key is a transonder key wich has chip in it give it a couple of minutes to reset the code keep key in ignition and wait to see if it reads key or try another key and see if you have sameproblem make sure you unlock steering wheel disconnecting batteryfor posts might have reset car computer and cannot read ur key...

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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