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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Hyundai
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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Ignition key locked in, Azera 2007, steering wheel not

Customer Question

ignition key locked in , Azera 2007 , steering wheel not locked , can't turn key
JA: Have you applied constant pressure to the steering wheel while turning the key in the ignition?
Customer: yes I can turn the steering wheel
JA: Are you fixing your Azera yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tried little loose nut in barrel, unlock the shifter , key is a little worn out so got the purple spare which is like new but can't turn at all
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I saw on internet they slightly hammered the key in!!!
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

Hey how are you

do not hammer anything in there ,get some wd 40 and loosen it , if the cylinder is broke internally you have to remove ,repair or replace .

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

this the ignition switch remove & replace steps , please click on the blue link to view diagrams

2007 Hyundai Azera V6-3.8L

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IGNITION SWITCH REPLACEMENT 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

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2. Remove the crash pad lower panel.

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3. Remove the ignition switch (A) after loosening the screw with IG ON and disconnecting the 6P connector.
4. Remove the steering column shaft.

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5. Remove the door warning switch and key illumination lamp (A) after loosening the screws (B) and disconnecting the 6P connector.

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6. If it is necessary to remove the key lock cylinder (A), Remove the key lock cylinder (A) after pushing lock pin (B) with key ACC.
7. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

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