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05 tiburon my steering wheel locked up and i know how to turn the wheel to unlock it with the key but it wont budge how can i remove it so i can drive my car!!!!!!

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It only unlocks by hand, keep trying hard it needs to turn one way or the other. It may help to ask a friend for help if you have too much trouble.

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