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Old 02-09-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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yeah noob question, the steering wheel on my eg wont unlock so i can turn the key. i cant figure it out. i know the temp has been below 30degrees for weeks but i dont think theres any moisture to make it freeze. ive tried turning the wheel while trying to turn the key to no avail. what else can i try? id like to push this thing into my garage
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Put the key in and try and turn it. Then jerk the wheel back and forth till the lock cylinder unlocks
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:37 PM   #3
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Put the key in and try and turn it. Then jerk the wheel back and forth till the lock cylinder unlocks
He tried that man. To OP, keep trying. You can do it ::Rob Schneider voice:: Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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Also try backing the key out ever so slightly. I noticed on my older CRX that the key doesn't work right when it's all the way in. The key is probably getting worn. If this is the case, perhaps getting a fresh computer cut key from Honda by bringing in your car title will solve that (not free obviously)...
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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He tried that man. To OP, keep trying. You can do it ::Rob Schneider voice:: Click the image to open in full size.
I mean jerk as in jerk the **** out of it. Shake the wheel like Ike shook Tina.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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yea shake the wheel and also the key from i believe I and II i dont know i forget. the first time i ever locked my steering wheel i almost **** myself. lawls.
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Old 02-09-2007, 04:31 PM   #7
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This happened to me twice...i stuck the key in, put my foot to the brakes, shook the steering wheel and turned the key.
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:41 PM   #8
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yeah ive tried putting a breaker bar between the steering wheel hub and turning it, so im definately jerking the hell out of it. it all worked fine, then i didnt touch it for like maybe a week and a half now this. the car has no motor or eletrical power either right now
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:39 PM   #9
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Default Re: my steering wheel wont unlock?... (blackeg)

on my 87 legend when the wheels were turned all the way and then locked, the wheel would take some hard jingles to get it loose lol... what year is the car? i'm pretty sure you can do it... u cant use a breaker bar... this might sound gay... but i think he meant jerk it hard back and forth.. not just trying to force it one way.

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this might sound gay... but i think he meant jerk it hard back and forth..
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:30 PM   #10
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Dont force it. Just shake it like a white trash mama does to her baby. It is not broken, just needs a little persuasion.
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:02 AM   #11
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did you try turning it a little and turn the key...when your wheel lock it needs to be turn a little a then turn the key...if that dont work bang the mess outta it...LOL
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ive tried shaking the hell out of the wheel and turning the key gently and forcefully. car is a 92
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Now that i think about it...this happened to someone i know. Turns out their drive shaft was cracked or something. Worst case scenario, thats your prob.
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well i got the steering unlocked, but the key wont turn all the way in the igntion. ugh
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haha dumb as this sounds, i got the wheel to unlock but now the key doesnt turn in the ignition. ugh
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jiggle the key!! sounds like worn key problem in the first place.
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haha dumb as this sounds, i got the wheel to unlock but now the key doesnt turn in the ignition. ugh
The wheel's g2 be in a certain position for the key to turn too.

Just move it back and forth while ur trying to turn it and it'll turn.

G2 be forceful with it Click the image to open in full size.. It's a Honda thing Click the image to open in full size..

Be happy it didn't happen while u were driving - it happened to me while I was driving my Ford Probe ~60mph around a curve (still doing < speed limit) - Holy ****. That proved to be an interesting 15 seconds or so.
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^^^ haha no thankfully. i dont even have a motor in the car now
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