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How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

2020 Toyota Prius Dash

It can be really irritating when you return to your Toyota Prius or any other Toyota in Belton and find a locked steering wheel. No matter how hard you try to turn, that steering wheel just won’t budge. Once you know how to unlock a steering wheel, you’ll never find yourself frustrated over this simple anti-theft feature again. Find out how to fix your Toyota steering wheel with Don Ringler Toyota in Temple.

How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

It’s really easy to learn how to unlock your steering wheel if you find yourself with a stuck steering wheel in Killeen. The biggest things to keep in mind are to be patient and not try to force the steering wheel stuck into the right position. Here’s how to unlock a 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.
  • If neither of these methods work, try 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’s ignition.

Why Do Toyota Steering Wheels Lock?

It can be annoying when you find yourself with a locked steering wheel in Waco, especially if you don’t know how to unlock your steering wheel yet. Toyota steering wheels lock for a good reason, though. When the steering wheel stuck means it has been moved too much without a key in the ignition, and it locks to prevent theft. But once you know how to unlock a steering wheel, it shouldn’t be an annoyance anymore.

Visit our Don Ringler Toyota Service Department

Now that you know how to unlock a steering wheel, you can easily get back on Killeen roads. If you find your Toyota steering wheel stuck and can’t fix it, our service department at Don Ringler Toyota is here for you! You can check our other helpful service guides such as how to fix a scratch or dent on your car, as well as take advantage of great savings on your next visit with our service coupons and specials. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment at our dealership right here in Temple!

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