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I have a 2004 Toyota Sienna Van. The steering wheel is locked and the key will not turn in the ignition. What do I do to release it?

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    Just push brake in and try again.

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This occurs with all types of vehicles. Try turning the steering wheel hard to the right and then turn the ignition. If that doesn't work, try turning it hard to the left, and then try turning the ignition again. I've run into this many times and that always fixed it.

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Have you clarified the root cause? I am afraid I may have the issue now with my 2006 Sienna..Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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It sounds like your ignition switch is bad. you need to get a new one

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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