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Ignition key will not turn. Steering wheel is locked. Key works on all locks in the car except the ignition. Have tried jiggling, hitting with end of screwdriver, heating key, heating tumber.

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Find a nissan dealer and buy a new lock cylinder, have them set the tumblers for you then find a video of someone installing one over on youtube.com and put it in. a dealer can put one in for you for less than a hundred bucks, but having them set the tumblers to match your original keys is extra.

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