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How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

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When you get in your car in Mayaguez and find that the key won’t turn on the ignition, it can be frustrating and confusing. Without realizing it, you probably locked your steering wheel by mistake. Knowing how to unlock your steering wheel is an essential skill to have when you own a car.  The Lexus de Ponce service department can help you learn how to unlock a steering wheel in advance, and save you the hassle of trying to figure out how to unlock a steering wheel when you’re in your car and running late in Cabo Rojo.

Why Do Steering Wheels Lock?

While a locked steering wheel can be an annoyance, it’s actually a feature that protects your car. However, unless you know how to lock your steering wheel intentionally, it’s bound to feel like an annoyance. A steering wheel locks when someone moves the steering wheel too much without the key. Unfortunately sometimes a few ill-timed bumps while exiting your car can accidentally lock the steering wheel.

How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

Here’s how to unlock your steering wheel and get back on the Cayey roads. First and foremost, don’t use excessive force. It won’t unlock the steering wheel and can damage parts of the steering mechanism. Here are the ways to unlock your steering wheel:

  • Place the key in the ignition, attempt to turn it to the “on” position and, with varying amounts of pressure, wiggle the steering wheel back and forth. This usually will unlock the steering wheel and start your car.
  •  If you aren’t able to get the key to the “on” position, slowly turn it in the ignition with one hand while slowly adjusting the wheel back and forth with your other.
  • Use a different key. A key’s shape can deteriorate with regular wear and tear and it is possible that your key is no longer able to engage your vehicle’s tumblers. It’s best to get a new key directly from a dealership, where they can make the key based on your car, not on a worn out old key.

Lexus de Ponce is Here for Your Lexus Service Needs

Whether you want to learn how to unlock your steering wheel or need to get a new key made, you can contact us today or call our service department. We offer exciting Lexus service specials for all of your needs, and we’re happy to answer any questions on your mind.

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    URB. Industrial San Rafael 3-B Carr #2 • Ponce, 00731

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