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2006 Grand Vitara: s steering wheel..unlock..light comes..Stranded

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My 2006 Grand Vitara's steering wheel is locked and I cannot unlock it with key or keyless
device. Blue key light comes on but wheel will not budge. Stranded,need to get to work.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

I'm Neal and I am here to assist you. Only accept when you are happy with my assistance. If I can't help I will open your Question to other experts.


Is the battery dead? Do the headlights look normal brightness?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Went to double check,battery good lights bright.
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

Just be clear, the key will not turn in the switch to release the wheel?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Correct,the key will not turn in the switch to release the wheel
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

Do you have any graphite or some kind of lube you can use on the key? Sometimes the lock cylinder can get dry and stick. Also be agressive with working the wheel back in forth in case it is in a bind.


If this does not work you will need a mobile locksmith to determine the problem, it could be that the lock cylinder has failed.

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