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How do I unlock my steering wheel on my 2001honda crv key

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How do I unlock my steering wheel on my 2001honda crv key won't turn
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just-Answer. My name is ***** ***** online handle is Honda-Man. I have over 31 years experience repairing Honda and Acura vehicles. I would be happy to assist you with your Honda or Acura question!

Try pulling left and right on the steering wheel while you put rotational pressure on the key. It may take considerable force to free the steering wheel lock so pull back and forth on the steering wheel pretty hard. Sometimes it gets bound up and just needs a little force to get it free. If this fails the ignition lock cylinder will need to be replaced. You can call a mobile locksmith to come to you if you want them to free it up or replace the lock assembly. I have included a Honda article on the subject.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I drive a screw driver in the cylinder will it free everything so I can go to work at 5 am? I know it will screw up the cylinder
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
O check on a whole new ignition ors like 300 from auto zone
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My key goes in it fine but it won't turn
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Sorry to hear about your situation.

Using a screwdriver probably won't work. They are designed to be tough that way. Try to turn the key and pull really hard on the wheel left and right. Shake it back and forth. You will probably save money if you call a locksmith. O'Reilly has the lock assembly for #200-220