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How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220 Steering Wheel


It’s easy to accidentally lock your steering wheel. %%target_drivers_1%% drivers make this mistake every day, and it’s no cause for alarm. If you’re unsure of how to unlock your steering wheel, read our handy guide—we’ll even cover how to lock your steering wheel and explain to you why you would want to do that in the first place. Once you’re done reading, take a moment to explore the service specials at Mercedes-Benz Newmarket to see if you can save on any services or repairs you might need!

The Steps of How to Unlock a Steering Wheel

Unlocking a steering wheel is incredibly simple. All Aurora drivers need to do is:

  • Grab your wheel and pull it in the same direction you did when you accidentally locked it.
  • If you’re not of sure of which direction the steering wheel was pulled when it was locked, experiment.
  • Once the steering wheel moves into whatever direction you’re experimenting with, hold it in place. Then ignite your engine.
  • If the wheel doesn’t unlock, the wheel in another direction and repeat the above instructions until it finally unlocks.

While you’re fiddling around with the lock on your steering wheel, be sure not to use brute force, as you may damage your steering mechanism. Also, if you remain unable to unlock your steering wheel, it’s possible that the teeth on your ignition key are worn and can’t engage the tumblers in the lock. If you think this is the issue, we can make you a new one!

How to Lock Your Steering Wheel

After learning how to unlock your steering wheel, you may be wondering why you would want to lock your steering wheel in the first place. This feature exists to give you added security when you leave your car on unfamiliar streets. Follow these steps to learn about how to lock your Mercedes-Benz steering wheel intentionally:

  • Turn your car off and take your keys out of the starter.
  • Pull your steering wheel in one way or another until you hear it click.
  • That click should signal that your steering wheel is locked in place.

Issues With Our Steps on How to Unlock a Steering Wheel?

If your Mercedes-Benz steering wheel remains stuck, give our service centre a call at 905.853.6868. We’ll have someone out shortly to come take a look. While you wait for our technician, why not read our overview of all the reasons your check engine light might be flashing. or learn how to check your transmission fluid.

We look forward to getting East Gwillimbury drivers back on the road efficiently, effectively, and affordably!

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