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1999 Infiniti QX4 Question: steering wheel doesn't lock in place

 

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deniev, Mineral, VA, December 01, 2009, 10:16
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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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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 01, 2009, 14:18
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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.

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    deniev, December 01, 2009, 17:39
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    thanks, bretb. if I replace the ignition switch do the keys need to be reprogrammed at the dealership?

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    Bret Bodas, December 03, 2009, 08:54
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    I don't know the answer to that, I assume they do need to be programmed, but I'm not sure.

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    Visitor, July 08, 2010, 15:04

    There was a recall on the key lock. the dealer replaced for free

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