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Have a ford focus, key wont go into Ignition plus

Have a ford focus, key goes in halfway then stops, going into the Ignition ock ,plus the steerin lock is on any ideas anyone ? HELP PLEASE !!!!!!

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Try to turn the wheel one direction or the other at the same time keep trying the key

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