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My key will not turn in the ignition. What could

My key will not turn in the ignition. What could this be? I tried to move the steering wheel and the tilt. Nothing is helping and both keys are oding the same thing.

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U are going to have to replace the ignition key lock assembly, a pin is damaged, this just happens, no paticular reason i have found yet.

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There's also a steel rod from the key tumbler that goes into a switch . if it's not the key switch it's the switch deep inside ,i had to bypass 1 once lol just a lame saftey feature u dont need / remember most vehicles these days have more wiring than the first space shuttle and you dont need 80% of it . it's all saftey features that loop back and kill the circuit ...chop it out and install a toggle switch and a push button / old school then u can hide the toggle switch where you want it and the push button as well . all else fails get a different steering column.but do try and change the tumbler first ,you get a new key :)

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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If it was me i would find a good salavage yard and take the steering wheel out of that car and then take it to a locksmith so all of my keys would be the same give this website try to find a salavage yard close to you its www.junkyarddog.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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