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My key wont turn in my 05 silverado, steering wheel locked,tried moving wheel and turning, nothing. sprayed graphite in keyhole still nothing.

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Keep wiggling the key and wheel it will move you need a new key switch

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hey i am in the chat room. did you try to pull the steeringwheel at the same time while turning the key? i had to do the same thing on my truck and it's a 2004 model. It work on mine.
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