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Steering Wheel Locked Up

Chrysler LHS The steering wheel is locked up. How could we get it unlocked. Have already tried: slowing turning key in ignition and pulled panel off to try and somehow push wheel to unlock.

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  • ranatp May 12, 2009

    My 1998 Sebring just did the same thing. The steering wheel lock was inadvertantly manually engaged and now will not diengage.

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Do you have the wheels turned all the way in one direction? If so turn them more in the same direction and try turning the key.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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    chitownbob45 Oct 08, 2009

    Do you have the wheels turned all the way in one direction? If so turn them more in the same direction and try turning the key.

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  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Remove the Instrument Panel Center Bezel, Chrysler and Dodge.
  3. Remove side trim panel to steering column cover.
  4. Remove the screws that secure the steering column cover to the instrument panel and relocate panel.
  5. Pull the steering column cover rearward at the top and right side of the cover to release the snap retainers from the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the screws that secure the instrument panel steering column cover reinforcement to bracket and remove reinforcement from the vehicle. Remove the 2 front mounting nuts.
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Removal and installation of the ignition switch

To install:

NOTE A tab on the ignition switch indexes to a notch in the lock cylinder housing. Also, a slot in the end of the ignition switch fits over the shaft in the end of the lock cylinder housing.


  1. Use the ignition key to rotate the lock cylinder to align the ignition switch with lock cylinder housing.
  2. Insert ignition switch into lock housing until locking tabs are seated into openings on lock housing.
  3. Install ignition switch mounting screw.
  4. Install the interlock cable into the switch assembly. Attach electrical connector to SKREEM Module.
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