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Ignition locked This happened to me about10 months ago and again today on my 2003 nissan sentra. First time we spent an hour and a half jiggling the key in the ignition while turning the wheel left and right as little as it would go and finally seemed to get it turned over once we rocked the car back and forth, don't know if it unjarred the tumblers in the ignition cylinder or what, but I am heading back out now to try it again....Grrr...always at the most inconvenient times...also noticed it happened when the steering wheel was turned just a little to the right yet the wheels were still straight when I turned the car off...don't know if this is related but I'll never know for sure.

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Keys & locks are subject to wear,especially if you have a large or heavy key-ring.do you have a spare key to try?the tip[pointy end] of the key is what releases the lock.have a new key made.if that doesn't work,call lock smiths for price to replace lock cylinder.

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