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Have dealer make a new key using the vin you will not be able to HOTWIRE your car and ripping into steering column will disable vehicle
Posted on Jul 08, 2017
You will have to remove the lock and then make sure the steering wheel lock is permanently disengaged before putting the column back together without the lock cylinder. While you are there, you can also remove the ignition switch and reconnect it external to the column so you can use it. Here is the procedure: Except 240 Series
See Figures 1 and 2
Before working the steering system, read the SRS service precautions in Chassis Electrical .
When connecting the battery, make sure that no one is in the vehicle in case of an SRS malfunction causing accidental air bag deployment.
Posted on Jul 08, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
either you have the wrong key,or try turning the steering wheel to the right all the way,then turn key,this usually happens when you park the vehicle and the wheels are turned,then the steering wheel locks hard
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
I have had this same problem on 4 of my Jeeps. A locksmith provided me with two answers.
This key thing happens to me at least once a week.
It is a common problem with Jeeps. 1998 Wrangler, 2007 Cherokee and two 2000 Cherokees all had the issue.
1. Replace the tumbler assembly. $150. USD (Not!)
2. Place the key in the ignition, smartly impact the key on the **** end, end that is sticking out of the ignition. (Harder is not better) strike straight on as to not break the key off. 4 or 5 strikes should fix the problem every time.
FYI - flooding the switch with WD-40 will not fix the issue, it is a tumbler problem.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
is it the right key for that car? cause if not then that is the problem... if it is the right key, then you might have to replace the key cylinder cause you may have something broken in it...
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
SOURCE: trouble starting
I tried the following and it works for me like a charm I push the key gadget in halfway, wait for the first light on left to go out and then push it in slightly further until all lights and bells are silent and then I push it in the whole way and it starts right up. I am not getting VW to replace this to the tune of $1800.....this fix works just fine!
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Typically, the steering is preloaded. This happens when car is turned off with some steering assist being applied (whether you know it or not).
Often you have to manhandle the wheel in one direction or the other while turning the key.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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