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2005 chevy impala ignition

Me and my brother were installing a aftermarket head unit and we went to put the dash face back on and we took the key out and when I went to put the key back in the ignition won't turn, but the steering wheel is not locked. What should I do? put key in ignition but it won't turn. steering wheel is not locked but key will not turn at all. it was running fine but when i turned car off and got back in a few min later, this happened. 2003 impala.

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  • mgnissan Mar 25, 2009

    mine is a 2003 but same thing just happened.

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Lmmfao. take apart the head unit to see whats binding? seriously?! the problem is most likely the anti theft built into the factory radio. if you didnt disable it before uninstalling the factory radio it could trip the security feature and disable your car. i really wish people wouldnt post such ignorant answers or an answer at all if they dont know what theyre talking about!!

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Not sure what you mean by a head unit, but best thing to do is to start taking it apart again 'till the key is again free...then look to see what was binding.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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