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The key will turn far enough to start the accessories but will not move far enough to turn the engine on.

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Try turning steering wheel a bit, or move shifter up past park. Otherwise ignition may have a broken or stuck pin and will need to be replaced.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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Is your steering wheel locked? I know this sounds completely stupid but if your steering wheel is locked you can try this: Say your steering wheel is locked to the right (or left for that matter) Try turning the wheel (while the key is in accessory mode) even further that direction and try to start it up. In any case which ever direction your steering wheel is locked it will move one way or the other...just try moving the wheel while turning the key and let me know what happens.

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