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Hello
If the steering wheel was turn a little bit when the ignition was turn off it will be tough to unlock the ignition, try turning the steering wheel to the right or left pretty hard and hold it while you try to turn the ignition key on that should loosen the lock up a little
Good luck
Chris

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

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