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Jake, Nissan Technician
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The steering wheel is locked, I can't turn the key switch,

Customer Question

The steering wheel is locked, I can't turn the key switch, everything seems to be locked. A red car with a key appears on the pannel
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: I'm parked
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: It's a 2004 Nissan titan
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm hoping to, I've experience other cars getting locked this way, but I usually press on the brake twice and it releases the steering wheel, I can then turn the vehicle on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It's a truck with big wheels, a bit smaller than monster truck wheels
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 4 months ago.

ok, this is an issue with the interlock cable, if the key is not damaged.

Expert:  Jake replied 4 months ago.

you need to grab the steering wheel at the 10 o'clock position and jerk down forcefully WHILE attempting to turn the key to the ON position.

Expert:  Jake replied 4 months ago.

This car does not use an electronic steering lock release like your used to on other cars you were talking about. Pressing the brake won't help, its an interlock cable you have to pull the steering wheel while turning the key.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It's not working, I'm pushing as hard as I can and nothing is happening
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I got, I had to push up not down. Thank you!!

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