How do I unlock the steering wheel in a Honda?

The steering wheel in my Honda Accord has locked up and it won’t let me turn the key. How can I unlock the steering wheel in my Honda?

Answer
That’s super frustrating! While the steering wheel locking is an anti-theft device, it can be a huge inconvenience. Luckily, it’s easy to unlock your Honda Accord’s steering wheel. Here’s how:
  • With the key in the ignition, turn the wheel in either direction as far as you can. You should feel the wheel give when turning it in a certain direction.
  • Try turning the key at the same time.
  • If this doesn’t work the first time, start over and repeat the steps.
When you’re successful, you’ll feel the wheel give, the ignition will unlock, and you can start the car.
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Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Dec 21, 2021
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