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Q: The ignition cylinder is locked in the On position

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The ignition cylinder is locked in the On position.

A: This sounds like something is broken in the...

This sounds like something is broken in the steering column. A defective lock cylinder, or a seized ignition switch. It would have to be disassembled to see the problem. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and diagnose the issue if you need help.

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