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Key will noot turn in the switch

1999 Ford crown vic, the key will not turn in the ignition switch. The steering wheel is locked

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  • castleafb May 22, 2009

    I had already tried that along with rocking the car. The key does go all the way in. The key will not turn either way, to start or to use the radio

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Try turning the steering wheel left and right while turning the key, sometimes when you park with your wheels turned it will lock the wheel and key. you may have to put a little force into turning the wheel, nothing that will make u sweat... hope this helps you and good luck!!!

Posted on May 22, 2009

  • Jason Phillips
    Jason Phillips May 23, 2009

    sounds like the ign. switch has come apart inside... since th only way to pull the lock cylinder out is to have the key in the run position, you either have to either break r drill the center of the cylinder out to turn the lock cylinder to run and pull it out- usually a 1/2 inch bit about 1 1/2 - 2 inches deep.

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