steering wheel doesn't lock in place on 1999 Infiniti QX4

my steering wheel does not lock in place when the key is removed. also experienced a problem with the shift lever being stuck in Park but wiggled it a bit and it came out of park and into drive. is the problem the ignition switch or something else?

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Sounds like the ignition switch, or possibly the shift lock cable system. They are both likely related, but it will need to be checked to determine where the fault lies.
I don't know the answer to that, I assume they do need to be programmed, but I'm not sure.
thanks, bretb. if I replace the ignition switch do the keys need to be reprogrammed at the dealership?
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There was a recall on the key lock. the dealer replaced for free
no my local locksmith for me to buy Ing. cylinder and he would install $40 keep your keys original .