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2003 gmc c/k 1500

I put the key in the switch and I can't turn key . I tried to rock steering wheel and trirs to shake gear shirt lever I even went to gm and had new key cut by vin#

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  • bramlettrobe Jul 29, 2008

    I will ck that in the am THANKS. Robert

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I took the covers around the the colum off and there was a peice of the steering wheel lock pin broken that had thr ing jambed. Thanks for trying. Robert

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

Sorry no help here. But thanks

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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Check the Brake light Fuse the key cannot turn if the brakelight fuse is blown because the safety switch is parts of the brake light circuit. also check the brake light switch if the fuse is good and the brake lights do not work.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    Randy Harkins Jul 31, 2008

    I am just following up to see if you have had a chance to check the things I recommended please let me know if you need any other help.

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  • Randy Harkins
    Randy Harkins Aug 02, 2008

    Dis you find out the problem will you share it so I may update my data base and be able to help others I am sorry but there are many things and without actually being there this is very difficult I do appologize and hope you will allow me to help you again in the future.

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