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My steering wheel seems to be locked on my 94 c280 and I can't get the key to turn to start the vehicle. What might be the problem?

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Try turning the steering wheel hard each way while doing this try turning key if that fails you may have a shift interlock problem check fuses,also there maybe a plastic plug you can remove on console to put a screwdriver in to put in neutral to start and drive check owners manual

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