STEERING WHEEL LOCKED

2003 Lexus IS 300

Tiny

jaybird11

March, 27, 2009 AT 12:43 AM

Steering problem
2003 Lexus IS 300 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

How do I get my steering wheel to unlock? I have tried turning wheel back and forth while turning key but no luck. I have used both keys after locking and unlocking doors. It is in gear.
please help thank you
frustrated

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3 Answers

Tiny

James W.

March, 27, 2009 AT 1:03 AM

When you say; " It's in gear", do you mean it's NOT in park or neutral? Please advise.

Tiny

jaybird11

March, 27, 2009 AT 1:37 AM

Sorry it is in park and I followed the instructions in my car manual and other suggestions online with no luck, I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue

Tiny

James W.

March, 27, 2009 AT 2:32 AM

OK, now I understand. Have you tried spraying a type of silicone lub of any kind in the key slot and working the key in and out a few times? If this doesn't work you have probably dropped or jamed a tumbler in the key assembly and it will have to be changed. A locksmith may be able to get it unlocked.

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