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    How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    I turned the steering wheel of my Nissan Altima (1999 Model) while the key was not inserted in the ignition slot. Consequently the steering got locked and i cannot even insert the key in the ignition slot. please let me know as to what should I do to unlock the steering.

    I appreciate the help in advance guys.

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    umm for a guess its like most cars and u need to turn the wheel a bit so its not pushed against the lock, then the key will insert?

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    Try wiggling the wheel as you insert the key, works on most girls, errrr sorry cars

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    I have had this happen on my car, pull the wheel to either the left or right and insert the key and start the engine, the steering wheel will loosen up and should freely move as normal

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    Yup, even still happens on the Corsa Hire car I've got. Give the wheel a bit of a wiggle and push the key in, it will slot in and allow you then to turn it.

    Someone will probably be able to explain why, I've just satisfied myself that its not a problem, rather a minor niggle.
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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    It happens when you try to move the steering wheel whilst the ingnitions off. I guess this is to stop theives pushing the car as they wont be able to steer it

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    Quote Originally Posted by BenW View Post
    It happens when you try to move the steering wheel whilst the ingnitions off. I guess this is to stop theives pushing the car as they wont be able to steer it
    I think you are right on the money. Precisely the right reason

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Yup, even still happens on the Corsa Hire car I've got. Give the wheel a bit of a wiggle and push the key in, it will slot in and allow you then to turn it.

    Someone will probably be able to explain why, I've just satisfied myself that its not a problem, rather a minor niggle.
    Thanks yeah you were right; I was sweating over a minor niggle. I tried out your advice and now my steering wheel is unlocked.Time to hit the road again!!

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    Re: How to unlock automatically locked steering wheel of a NISSAN altima

    Thanks a lot to one and all who posted their suggestions and advice on this thread. I have successfully unlocked the steering wheel.

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