Volvo Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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This is a problem with the column lock, which is the mechanical portion of the ignition switch. If some WD40 didn't help, the column lock will need to be replaced. The cost is about $275 for the part and 1.5 hours labor. It must be ordered from a dealer, since the new one comes coded to your existing keys. If you'd like, I can supply the instructions for replacement
No problem. I just wanted to make sure this was something you wanted to try to fix yourself. The problem is, when the steering wheel is locked, you may have to cut the column lock off... it isn't as straight forward as when it fails with the steering wheel unlocked. Either way, the instructions should get you going.
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