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Old 04-29-2004, 11:08 AM
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i put this in its correct forum but its not geting any response so im gonna put it in here...... hope jon doesnt get to pissed off

my car has a locking stearing wheel and i dont have a key.
(its a 48 ford) how do i get around that so i can turn the wheel.

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Old 04-29-2004, 11:16 AM
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The only way I can think of, is breaking the ignition, or pulliing it out. Then you can see the pin or locking mechanism, and hold it back with some paper to be able to turn it. Another way, but even more ghetto is to put a club on the wheel (the anti-theft devise club that is), then you can use that as leverage to actually break the locking mechanism that's holding it back. Other than that, you are just going to have to replace the ignition.
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If you remove the steering wheel and the turn signal mechanism you will probably be able to remove the locking tab and also the ignition switch.

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Why would Jon get pissed? Is it really your truck?

If you can prove it's your truck, a locksmith can pick it for you and remove the lock from the switch. Then you just buy a new one and pop it in. That's probably the safest way without damaging anything.




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Old 05-05-2004, 07:25 AM
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one of my freinds got chewed out for posting in the wrong forum
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Do you need to get it to turn just one time 'til you get a new key made or do you have a remote starter and don't ever need the column key? Either way, take off the steering wheel (requires a wheel puller - I have one of these and it works great. Good addition to your tool box), take off the snap ring holding the wheel lock disk on the shaft, then remove the lock pin. Reassemble and the wheel will turn free, regardless of the position of the key. While you are that deep into the column, take out a few more parts and you can remove the key tumbler and take it to a locksmith to get a new key made. A lot cheaper than calling out a locksmith.

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