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Ignition is locked , have to wiggle steering wheel, to unlock

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That's normal. It depends on the position of the wheel when you switch off. If the wheel is in the position where the steering lock actually engages in the column you have to wiggle it to get it to unlock.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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