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94 Toyota 4Runner

This is a 'new' used car and just drove it yesterday but this morning the key would not turn out of the 'lock' position. Everything from the steering wheel to the gear shift is locked in place. I have tried everything I know to do including jiggling the keys and steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn. I'm using the only key I was given that cranked it yesterday and it is in park so I don't know if there's a key lock button somewhere that I'm just not finding? I don't have an owners manuel... Can someone help me out?

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Please have that ignition key lock changed! thats a mechanical problem! wear and tear!

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