What causes the steering wheel to not unlock?

Tiny
JUSTDEE_DEE6
  • 2008 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 80,000 MILES

I have a 2008 volkswagen beetle and I am experiencing issues with unlocking my steering wheel. For some reason, I am experiencing extreme difficulty unlocking it. I am used to unlocking my steering wheel because I have had the car for 4 years. However, I am beginning to think maybe its my key or my ignition switch. What do you think the issue is?

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 3:33 AM

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Tiny
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It is most likely the safety interlock pin that gets set by the ignition switch being in the, "OFF" position. See if giggling the steering wheel while trying to turn the key helps. The ignition switch will porbably need to be taken out and replaced and/orthe pin or spring that retains it in the "ON" positions.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 4:04 AM

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