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I have a 2004 Buick Rendezvous trying to get my key to turn over and it wont come out of park and the steering wheel isnt locked.

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Is your battery dead? If it is youll have to charge it so it unlocks key from ignition

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

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    Its not dead i had it started but i shut it off and then tryed to to start it and my key wont turn.



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SOURCE: A4 steering lock does not engage and car won't turn over

The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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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: locked steering wheel

try to spray inside the key lock cylinder (the place where u put ur key ) by PB puster or WD40 then turn the steering wheel lift and right with try to turn the key to position on
i hope this will help

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 nissan altima gxe -ignition problem

Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: locked steering wheel

Something wrong with your Ignition key barrel,
Ignition key barrel jam in place.
Could be your anti-Theft System failed (including, but not limited) fuses, wirings, etc. If you have one.
So check the fuse boxes (one in the cabin & the other in the engine compartment).
To see if there is any burned fuses.

See Fuse Boxes:



See in the plastic cover, a plastic fuse puller ( use it to pull the fuses) once a time & check NOT burn.

If locked in place; do these steps:
1 - Juggle it several times in a very soft & slow burst.

2 - Juggle (Shake) the steering wheel RH & LH,
several times in a very gentle & slow.

3 – Try to remove the ignition switch

4 – Search the internet Google,,
For clues to help you sort out your problems.


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