How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

Hands on a steering wheel
 

Let’s say you’re getting ready to hit the roads of Devine, but when you try to turn the steering wheel, you’re met with unexpected resistance. What do you do? Just like learning to jump start a car, learning how to unlock a steering wheel can really help you out of a bind! And luckily, learning how to unlock your steering wheel is also very simple.

How Did I Lock My Steering Wheel?

Many Castroville drivers are unaware that locking a steering wheel is a feature in the first place, but it’s actually an important safety feature designed to protect you. If your steering wheel is being jostled around in your Charger or Wrangler, your vehicle will lock it in place to protect against potential theft and damage. However, you could unknowingly lock your wheel while cleaning your vehicle or loading it with cargo. That’s why it’s vital to learn how to unlock a steering wheel.

How Do I Unlock My Steering Wheel?

Unlocking the steering wheel doesn’t take a lot of time, but it can still take a couple moments to troubleshoot. You’ll need to find just the right pressure to move the wheel without damaging your steering components, so move very slowly at first and adjust as you go. Here are a few tips from our service department

  • Avoid Excess Force: Forcing your wheel to move can damage the steering mechanisms, so you’ll want to be careful.
  • Use Smart Technique: Place your key in the ignition to the “ON” position and use firm but gentle pressure while wiggling the wheel back and forth. If you can’t get the key to the “ON” position, turn the ignition with one hand and adjust the wheel with the other.
  • Use a Different Key: If your key is worn significantly, your vehicle may not recognize it. Visit Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to get a new key made with the serial number of your vehicle, so you can start your car easily.

Learn More with Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Now you know how to unlock a steering wheel like a pro, but you may still have questions. If so, feel free to contact us at Brown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for more information about car care in the Uvalde area!

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