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Q: Ignition cylinder and steering wheel locked

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The ignition cylinder is locked, and so is steering wheel.

A: Try turning the wheel back and forth while ...

Try turning the wheel back and forth while turning the key, use caution not to break the key. If you still cannot get the key to turn, you may have to have the ignition lock cylinder replaced. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic can easily solve this issue.

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