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How can i get the steering wheel locked and the key be inserted into the ignition?

This is a 2014 Buick Encore that was running fine all day today till I parked it into my garage tonight and tried to start it again.

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Ok so is a brand new vehicle , the dealer should be coming to you to get this sorted out and supply you with a loan car if needed, if the dealer refuses contact the manufacturer directly,if anyone else where to work on the vehicle it would invalidate the vehicle's warrenty so contact the dealer you got the vehicle from

Posted on May 12, 2014

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SOURCE: 2003 Buick Rendezvous ignition problem

seems crazy but it worked for us!!! try hammer and Wd 40 - tap lighty

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Car won't start and when I put the key in the ignition the security light starts flashing

Replace ignition lock cylinder. The wires have broken that go to it.

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SOURCE: Buick Ignition Lock Stuck

you can try using some graphite on your key and see if this helps with your problem!! If the graphite doenst work then i would try usin a lil PB Blaster! other than those i would say you are going to have to replace the key ignition!!

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Steering wheel locked up and ignition won't turn

Try pulling the wheel as far one direction as it will go in the locked position. Then while holding the wheel, turn the key. This has worked for me everytime (3x) I have experienced this.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Buick Regal. My key gets stuck in accessory

check the gear shift is ALL the way in park. you may have something blocking it.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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Removal

Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.
Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.
Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.

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Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
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  • 2 Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
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