Q: Q: Key won't turn

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My key won't turn past the accessory point. My stereo turns on but my dashboard lights or other lights won't come on. I've tried unlocking the steering wheel several times without success. I've tried gently tapping it and being gentle with it. I'm not sure if it's just really locked up, my battery or if my ignition is busted.

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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