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Car had been working fine...until today. i tried to start it and the switch is locked but the steering wheel isnt....such a headache

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  • goodasitgets Sep 14, 2010

    it started...thanks

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Dont worry, try moving the shifter up and down and see what happens. Mainly try hitting it up in park. Once you do this please get back to me and let me know. I may be able to help further.

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  • goodasitgets Sep 14, 2010

    @sick2005gto...the vehicle is in park and the steering wheel is able to be moved but my key still won't turn

  • Matt Sep 14, 2010

    If you mess around with it for a little while and keep moving the wheel and turning the key. You may be able to get it started. But most likely it does seem like the tumbler switch might have broke and got jammed up.

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Sounds like the key chamber is broke and only way to fix is to replace lock cylinder

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