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If you have the original broken key try putting a mini drop of super glue on broken tip of key ( use a pin or needle to make mini drop) no wider then the width of key excess glue could make key stick in lock, reinstall key if all goes well after 2-3 minutes key will pullout broken piece with it when you remove it . Additionally lock mechanism is in the steering column Not easily accessible .
If you vehicle is parked on a slant and the wheels are slightly turned, the pressure from the weight of the car may be forcing you steering wheel to bind. Try tweaking the steering wheel in the same direction that the wheels are turned using your left hand and at the same time try turning the key with your right hand. Tweaking the steering wheel takes the pressure off of the ignition switch. If that doesn't work, try a different key if you have one.
The ignition lock includes the steering wheel lock. It's possible that it just needs lubrication, or that the lock part has broken. In either case, taking the covers off the steering column sounds like your next move.
Try turnning steering wheel back and forth while turnning key.Sometimes they get in a bind if wheel is turnned against the lock.If this don't work,it could be in the steering collum or at engnition switch.
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.
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. Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate. Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.
Remove the lower steering column cover and check to see if the rod from the ign. lock and tumbler to the ignition switch is binding up. If it's ok, you're problem may be the bearing under the steering wheel being broken.
Follow these steps carefully. this will help you achieve this replacement.
the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the
upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing them.
the steering wheel by lifting off the center cover, disconnecting the
horn wire and removing the retaining nut and washer. Make a mark on the
steering wheel spline and the wheel itself so you can line it back up
precisely. Pull the steering wheel straight back to remove from the
off windshield wiper and turn signal switches by pulling them off as
you did the steering wheel and disconnect the wiring. Slide the spacer
sleeve off of the steering column.
the ignition switch mounting screws. Pull out the ignition switch.
Disconnect the wiring connector from back of the ignition switch.
Simply loosen the tabs and pull it out.
your key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the locked
position. Depress the retaining pin with a small screwdriver and turn
the key to the Off position to free the cylinder. Once it is free, turn
the key to lock position and remove the key and key cylinder.
your old key cylinder into the new ignition switch assembly. Make sure
the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to
ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and
reassemble steering wheel and switches.
its not that had to replace the ignition switch, remove the steering wheel, u will need to buy a ighition removal tool, push plate down, remove plate and the switch will slide right out.. go to advanced auto parts and they will tell you all the tools you will need to replace the switch, and they have a loaner tool program, so just buy the tool and take it back and get your money back.. good luck keith...