1985 saab turbo - key goes in but can not turn in cylinder, can i start by jumping the wire at the ignition

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Asked by Nov 30, 2013 at 12:12 PM about the 1985 Saab 900

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the key goes in but does not turn in the cylinder
tries unlock spray etc but not luck
underground garage has no access for tow truck
can i hot wire it from the wires at the ignition switch
i already removed all of the housing around

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What gear is the car in before you insert the key? It should be in reverse.

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thanks, with the manual I removed all the housing and was ready to proceed with getting someone to drill out the lock when I guess the lubrication released something and it turns I left the key in as its parked in the garage in the unlocked position and removed the battery connection from one pole. I am still curious if it could be hot wired in an emerg with the key inserted as there is pretty easy access to the ignition wires once the plastic covering-and shields are removed

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