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Is this the knob type of ignition where you can keep the key on you and just turn the knob to start the car?
Does the key lock and unlock the door? Did you try to turn the wheel while trying to turn the key?
Don't use a Mallet... Is the car on a hill?
Did you try turning the wheel to the right and inserting the key and attempt to turn it while slowly applying pressure to the steering wheel? Then try turning it to the left?
Did you try to raise the front wheels off the ground to take pressure off the steering lock?
Then the steering lock is jammed. To release it the ignition switch will need to be removed. To remove it you need to back off the tamper proof bolts by either drilling them out or by using a punch
Yes, cause the whole assembly has the steering lock as part of it
Well, if you tried to use a screw driver to start it, I am sure the screw driver does have a chip in it for it to start the car. On the end of the ignition switch is the NATS antenna ring which reads the chip in the key. The steering lock is a mechanical function. When you turned the ignition, did the steering lock release?
Then you need a complete ignition switch assembly. The steering lock is a mechanical function of the ignition switch assembly.
Do you have any more questions on this?
You have to get a ignition from the dealer. You have to use a chip key. Other wise it will never start since the computer is looking for a chip signal to allow the car to start.