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2002 Saturn. I lost the keys. I can buy a used steering column. Will I still have to reprogram the car?

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Go to dealer and have key cut by vin number ==need vin and proof of ownership --and or check with locksmith some are authorized to do same and to answer question yes needs to be flashed to vehicle

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Save a lot of money by calling a locksmith to make a new set of keys. A service call is way cheaper than replacing the column. I hope this helps. Take care.

Posted on Aug 14, 2019

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SOURCE: 1998 Wranger Ignition Key Stuck / Steering Column Locked

I have had this same problem on 4 of my Jeeps. A locksmith provided me with two answers.
This key thing happens to me at least once a week.
It is a common problem with Jeeps. 1998 Wrangler, 2007 Cherokee and two 2000 Cherokees all had the issue.


1. Replace the tumbler assembly. $150. USD (Not!)
2. Place the key in the ignition, smartly impact the key on the **** end, end that is sticking out of the ignition. (Harder is not better) strike straight on as to not break the key off. 4 or 5 strikes should fix the problem every time.

FYI - flooding the switch with WD-40 will not fix the issue, it is a tumbler problem.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: steering column locked

temporary solution is to put the key in the ignition and tap on the end that attaches to the ring vdery gently with something like a pocket knife. this allows the pin to fall into place and work better. try to keep the key in an unbound... not against either the clockwise limit or counterclockwise limit.... as you are tapping. if this works, lubricate the lock and get it to a locksmith before it quits working all together and the lock needs to be drilled

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: INFINITII 35 Steering Column Wont release

Are you sure the steering wheel isn't putting pressure on the steering lock release mechanism? Pull the wheel slightly to the left and right while trying to turn on the ignition.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1988 Isuzu trooper steering column locked... n key's missing :(

sort of a solution. if you can get the ignition to turn to the off position there is a pin under it you can push and pull the whole thing out and start it with a screwdriver. or you can take out one screw from behind the ignition on the little black thing and you can start it with anything. i'm not sure if that will unlock the steering column though. hope this helps

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn VUE Steering Column Noise and Resistance

i am a saturn tech and ive never heard of this concern,the columns do go bad but they just set a ses light and cut out power,the column could be bad,it could also be the intermediate shaft u joint binding,,,i rec take to dealer, could be serious

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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