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Can't get the ignition to turn. No to turning the wheel. Key

Customer Question

Can't get the ignition to turn.
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: No to turning the wheel. Key has worked fine until now
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2005 1500 pick up
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am stuck in a parking garage. Would like to fix myself if possibile
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: There has got to be a trick to unlock the steering column that obviously I don't know
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.


Ok, if you have a hammer, or even the lug nut wrench, GENTLY tap around the ignition cylinder as you alternate between turning the key and turning the steering wheel. this usually works like a charm to unstick it.

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