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Feels like ignition is striped key turns freely steering not locked shifter not locked these should only work when break is on now will not start key loosely turns

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See Procedure for REPLACEMENT.

1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the crash pad side cover (A).4862483.gif 3. Remove the ignition switch (A) after loosening the screw and disconnecting the 6P connector.e5d4d9c.gif 4. Remove the steering column shaft (Refer to the ST group). 5. Remove the key warning switch and key illumination lamp (A) after loosening the screws and disconnecting the 6P connector.1ceff53.gif 6. If it is necessary to remove the key lock cylinder (A), Remove the key lock cylinder (A) after pushing lock pin (B) with key ON.5d997e5.gif 7. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 saturn sl1 ignition switch lock up

the brushes and magnets in the ingnition cyl. are worn and have to replace entire switch.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: 2004 Santa Fe Ignition switch locked

I just had this happen to me yesterday with my 2002 Santa Fe. After trying everything (jiggling steeling wheel, shaking the car, you name it we tried it). We got a chain and pulled the car ahead about 2 feet. That didn't seem to do anything but we then pulled up the emergency brake into the lock position and tried to start the car (with the ER brake on) and it worked!!! The steering wheel came unlocked and the car started up. Don't know if it was the pulling of the car that broke something free or if it was the ER brake, but that was what worked for me.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: the key won't turn in the ignition, car is locked up

Try cranking the steering wheel to the side really hard and at the same time turn the key.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Shifter stuck and key will not come out of ignition

You should be able to hear the clicking in the shifter and the switch--I think this is normal cause when mine is stuck in park you CANT hear it.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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