steering wjeel is locked and the key will not turn

Asked by Nov 01, 2007 at 10:25 PM about the 2001 Lexus GS 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Most likely you just need to jiggle the wheel a bit while you are trying to turn the key. Sometimes the anti-theft wheel lock will get "locked up" so to speak and become very hard to unlock. You may also have a problem with your ignition switch. Try turning the wheel hard to the right while trying to turn the key. If this doesn't work you'll need a mechanic.

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thats right, the wheel lock kicks in when you turn the steering -20 degrees and they keys are not on ACC, the best way to bring the steering back is to move the steering about -25 to -30 degrees and turn the key clock wise...u should be fine.


I have a 1998 Lexus GS 300 my key will turn to on but it won't turn to start the car what could that be

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I have a 2006 lexus gs 300 i replaced the battery and the alternator

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