My key won't turn in ignition

Asked by May 16, 2017 at 10:15 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car was stolen and I think scissors were used
to start it. It was found but when I try to start it the
key won't turn. When I do try to turn it the "ding,
ding" sound comes on that lets you know your door
is open but nothing on the dash. Someone told me
to try and start it with a flathead screwdriver but I
don't know if that will make things worse. What
could be wrong? What would need to be fixed?

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DON'T try the screwdriver!! Those days are long gone!! The security system will shut down the vehicle. It's not possible for this car to be started with scissors either. Best to have it towed to your local Chevy Dealer for repair. HTH. -Jim

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