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Theft light is flashing steering wheel is locked and car won't start

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First thing to do is take the key and manually lock and unlock the door.
See if that fixes everything.
If the steering remains locked try pulling it hard while you try the key
Can you put the transmission in neutral
Try a different key
Try smacking the key into the lock lightly
Hopefully one of the tips will work for you

Posted on May 12, 2010

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SOURCE: My BMW 325i's steering wheel is locked and the car wont start.

Your steering column most likely is defective and you should be able to get this fixed under warranty. BMW discontinued this part in 2007. Its might go off if you put the key in the ignition and wait 5-10 minutes, but only maybe.

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SOURCE: theft light blinking/car won!t start

If you have key numbers on the door, you should enter the code, then immediately start the truck. If this does not work contact the dealer for a sequence to reset the alarm.

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SOURCE: ignition key won t turn. steering wheel locked

the key may be worn badly or the ignition needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Need another key for Anti-Theft Steering Wheel Lock

Most hardware stores (Ace, TrueValue) have a key shop.
They can make the anti-theft key ($50 ~ $60) and also a regular key that you can use to unlock the door or even turn on accessories.

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SOURCE: steering wheel is locked on my 95 ford f150 xl..it starts and goes into gear but the steering wheel won't move..it is locked

you can break the lock by pulling down on the steering whell very hard. or if your ignitons swith is bad you have to get a new one

Posted on Dec 06, 2011

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