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I seem to have the steering lock stuck on , drove to work fine . When I went to leave in the morning I put the key in the ignition to unlock steering lock and the key won't turn . Wiggled the steering wheel as usual , still won't unlock ?
 

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I had a lot of drivers complain about the same thing. Most of the time the wheel gets locked because they hang onto the steering wheel when climbing in out locking it in place. I just took the pressure off the steering wheel and turned the key.
I also had a handful of Nv200's where the actual key wore out to the point where it just wouldn't work anymore. They usually quit working altogether in the cold.
 

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I had a lot of drivers complain about the same thing. Most of the time the wheel gets locked because they hang onto the steering wheel when climbing in out locking it in place. I just took the pressure off the steering wheel and turned the key.
I also had a handful of Nv200's where the actual key wore out to the point where it just wouldn't work anymore. They usually quit working altogether in the cold.
It turns out I was just being a dumb ass and not putting my foot on brake . Only a recent purchase and was only driving it for a few days . Was the first time the lock had come on when I parked up for work. Lesson learned .
 

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Gotcha. It sounds like these vans are quite a bit different over there. We don't have to touch the brake to turn the key or unlock the wheel on ours.
 

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Ironically it does not matter what vehicle you own; you grab the steering wheel as an assist to exit, when the key has been removed. It can easily lock the steering wheel. Many mfts have warnings to alert their customers about using the steering wheel as an assist handle to exit the vehicle.
 

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It turns out I was just being a dumb ass and not putting my foot on brake . Only a recent purchase and was only driving it for a few days . Was the first time the lock had come on when I parked up for work. Lesson learned .
Ooh, is yours electric? My 2011 dci (UK) doesn't need the brake on to operate the key.
 

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Ooh, is yours electric? My 2011 dci (UK) doesn't need the brake on to operate the key.
Not an ev , I was trying to use the key in the ignition for steering lock . Like I said , just being a little mentally challenged . Didn't realise no need for key .
 
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