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Put one hand on the steering wheel and rotate slightly left and right alternatively whilst turning the ignition key at the same time with the other hand. This might release the steering wheel and start ignition.
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 .
Place the front wheels in straight-ahead position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable AND TAPE the cable end.
Remove the air bag assembly.
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the contact reel assembly.
Remove the combination switch.
Remove the steering column rake adjustment lever using a 0.12 in. (3mm) hex wrench.
Remove the parking plate around the steering tube (4 screws).
Disconnect the ignition lock connector.
Turn the ignition switch to position I .
Take a 0.079 inch (2mm) drift and press down the tumblers in the cylinder.
Remove the lock assembly.
Install the steering lock assembly.
Turn the ignition switch to position I and press down the tumblers with a suitable drift
Install the lock assembly.
Install the combination switch assembly.
Install the contact reel.
Install the steering wheel.
Install the air bag assembly.
When connecting the battery, make sure that no one is in the vehicle in case of an SRS malfunction causing accidental air bag deployment.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Check the vehicle operation and SRS system for fault codes.
Hi Aldene, Your vehicle seems too young to have a problem with a worn key so I suggest that the problem was related to the position of the steering wheel and the tongue of the locking mechanism. Sometimes when the lock engages it is under the load of the weight of the front wheels, if they are not in the straight ahead position. A small movement of the steering wheel is usually enough to release the steering lock. Regards John
If the ignition normally only locks with the vehicle in park position, then check the switch on the gear lever mechanism is working. If not, then you'll have to jiggle and wiggle that key out or replace the ignition lock.
Try moving your steering wheel to the left then jiggle the key until it releases, if no luck try the same thing moving the steering wheel to the right, or combination of both ways, If this works then there is nothing to worry about, it can happen almost to any vehicle, you are just in between the wheel locking mechanism and the ignition start or the removal of the key, a common problem in the design of the wheel lock, to prevent it from happening again, just have your steering wheel were you want it before starting or turning off you car.
First thing to try - get in, put key into ignition & turn the steering wheel a little each way and try to start the car again. The ignition will lock if the wheel is turned without the key in the ignition, and this may have been what happened in your vehicle - and if so, its easily & quickly resolved. cost to you: $free
Your steering wheel is locked in place. You need to put the key into the ignition, then turn the steering wheel more towards the way it is already turned and try turning the key then in the ignition. The steering wheel should move ever so slightly and it should free up the ignition. Let me know how this turns out.