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Ignition wont turn

My car igniton seems to be stuck.it is stuck the the off postion but the car is still idling.the steering is not locked so i can drive it but i cant start it or switch it off.Please help!

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It has broken a pin in the ignition lock. You need to have the whole lock renewed.

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