Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP
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Thread: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

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    Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    Today while driving to get some food in the rain i got there and shut the truck down, then come out and put the key in and it wont turn and they steering wheel is not locked into place, i turned the wheel to try and get it to lock and it wont -- the central lock button wont lock either, and the xenons wont turn on, but the side and rear lights work, Please help me figure this out as im stranded, had to call for a ride. I checked the fuses and they seem ok.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    anybody? ive gotta get this fixed tomorrow.

    thanks.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    sorry its a bit late but have you left it in neutral and not park? the key wont turn in neutral thus not start. trust me i know from past experiance
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    Quote Originally Posted by i gore
    sorry its a bit late but have you left it in neutral and not park? the key wont turn in neutral thus not start. trust me i know from past experiance

    its in park, its strange because i can turn the steering wheel and it wont lock in place, the central unlock button wont work either. is there anyway i can get it in netural or out of park?? the key will turn like 1/4 inch then it wont turn anymore.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    This could be a battery issue...check the voltage on your battery to see if it's holding a charge...it may need to be replaced.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    Quote Originally Posted by FFRR05DUKE
    This could be a battery issue...check the voltage on your battery to see if it's holding a charge...it may need to be replaced.

    I just had it replaced a couple months ago, I will check it though, the key fob unlocks the doors fine. I talked to the dealer and he said it could be a fuse or something in the steering column. I'm going to try unhooking the battery and then hook it back up and see if that would fix it.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    You might try moving the locked steering wheel back and forth as you try to turn the key. Never happened to any LR I had but I had a Porsche that did that all the time. You might try that.

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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    Sounds like a battery issue. I was doing some work on my Rover and it killed the battery and I had the same symptoms. Did you try to jump it?

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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    I have got the same problem today on my 2002 Rangi.
    Tried to jumpstart, but no sucsess. All fuses is okey.
    Picked up by a towtruck to the dealer/workshop.

    Please post solution to this probleme. Same will I

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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    Quote Originally Posted by christianmoe
    I have got the same problem today on my 2002 Rangi.
    Tried to jumpstart, but no sucsess. All fuses is okey.
    Picked up by a towtruck to the dealer/workshop.

    Please post solution to this probleme. Same will I
    Had a customer today with the same problem, replaced battery and all ok
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP ASAP

    Quote Originally Posted by viperover
    Had a customer today with the same problem, replaced battery and all ok
    Replaces car battery or key battery?
    My meckanic has no solution yet for my car.

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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP A

    Have you had any luck getting the problem fixed? I currently am having the same issue, and my RR is my daily driver, so i need to fix it asap.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP A

    The problem was a mechanical issue in the barrel. Replaced with new at the dealers workshop.
    The RR is now sold a couple of months ago.

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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP A

    Picked mine up toady with the new steering column installed and all is back to normal....i have the old column and am tempted to tear into it and see if i can fix it myself. Its the steering lock ecu that was causing the problem.
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    Re: Key Wont Turn / Steering Wheel Wont Lock / PLEASE HELP A

    My wife's 04 RR got stuck in the end of the Car Wash tunnel, when this happened... Backed up a line of 50+ cars... nice huh?
    We figured out how to tear out the center console to get to the spring loaded trigger to release the gear shifter to push the car to where a tow truck could take it to the dealer. Dealer called today to say that this is the Steering column ECU and Steering tilt sensor. ECU built into the steering column... Approx $2,300 total repair, + $100 flatbed tow, + hefty tip for the carwash guys!! Frustration? priceless

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