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Sometimes when you shut the car off the wheels are turned and they put pressure on the locking system- try pulling on the steering wheel from side to side while trying to turn the key-cheers Denny

Posted on Dec 29, 2013

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SOURCE: 2002 oldmobile bravada ignition key is stuck in lock position

try and turn your steering wheel a little bit left or right and and the same time try and turn the key when it turns toward the dash then try and turn the key back. try and repeat this several times if neccessary. this should work. please rate this solution. thanks

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Volvo S60 2003,Ignition lock cannot turn beyond position one

turn the key around and insert it ,when you turn it should work

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Ignition and Transmisssion Locked on 2000 Chevy Malibu

On this car there is a cable that is tied into the shifter, so you have to turn the keep to be able to take it out of gear. Its all in 1 big housing. Usually to remove the ignition cylinder it has to be in the run position and you push a little key down to remove it. Since your key won't turn you have to figure out a way to do it.However once you replace the ignition cylinder your shifter will move and you will be able to start the car. To get to the ignition switch/cylinder you have to remove the molding around the instrument panel and then the instrument cluster. Then you can unbolt the assembly in the front with a 10mm socket. lift the assembly up and now you have access to change it out. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: My key will not turn my ignition switch. Yesterday

you can look at this website, it may help Tim:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_unlock_a_steering_wheel_It_is_locked_and_the_key_will_not_work

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge durango ignition switch is stuck in locked position

Your tumblers are worn. You can "Bump" the lock to get it to work, but this is a very temporary fix. To bump the lock, simply tap on the end of the key with something heavy like a short 2X4 , the heal of a shoe or something similar - while in the ignition while attempting to turn the key to the start position. DO NOT turn the engine back of until you get the car home or to a repair facility.

Posted on Nov 27, 2010

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1. Close the vehicle doors.
2. Turn OFF the ignition.
3. Remove the key from the ignition.
4. Press and hold the driver side door lock switch to UNLOCK position.
5. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.)
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7. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.) Leave the ignition key in the ignition lock cylinder.
8. Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order to verify the Program Mode has been activated.
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Many times your ignition switch locks due to key. Put key it and move the wheel. It may be difficult at first, but sometimes it locks and the key will not turn.

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My key will not turn the switch in my 2003 Chevy Malibu. Gear shift is locked, but steering wheel is unlocked. Ran and cranked fine yesterday. Could this be a blown fuse?


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With my key in the ignition, the key won't turn over, what's the problem ?


The antitheft device on the ignition switch is locked. Does the steering wheel rotate freely with the key in?
Sometimes you have to wiggle the steering wheel to free the key lock.
There is a remote possibilty that the ignition switch broke, and the only solution would be to take it apart and fix it or replace it, a job best performed at the dealer.

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I have an 03 malibu with 57K or so miles, it has just started stahling out and not starting properly. It will turn over like it wants to start, but wont.????


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2000chevy malibu keyless entry problem need help


1. Close the vehicle doors.

2. Turn ignition to the ON position then OFF.

3. Remove key from the ignition.

4. Press and hold the driver side door lock switch in the UNLOCK position
until step 8.

5. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key.
(Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder)

6. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key.
(Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder)

7. Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder.
(Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder)
Leave key in the ignition cylinder.

8. Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order
to verify the Program Mode has been activated.

9. Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons together on the keyless remote and
hold unitl the vehicle beeps twice to verify that the keyless remote has been
successfully programmed. This may take approximately 15 seconds.

10. Perform the previous step (9) to program up to four keyless remotesm, including
any old ones.

11. Remove the ignition key to exit Program Mode.

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Close all the vehicle doors.
Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder.
Press and hold the DOOR unlock switch.
While holding the DOOR lock switch in the unlock position, cycle the ignition ON, OFF, ON, OFF.
Release the DOOR unlock switch. The doors will lock and unlock to confirm the program mode.
Press and hold the LOCK button and the UNLOCK button simultaneously on one keyless remote. After a delay of approximately 15 seconds , the doors will lock and unlock to confirm the programming of that transmitter.
Repeat the previous step to program up to four transmitters.
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