Today we’re going to focus on an issue that might seem insignificant to many of you, but has happened to a lot of new motorists! In reality, we are going to focus on the subject of a steering wheel locked on my Ram ProMaster, and how to handle it if you realise you are in this scenario? It might seem logical, but when you don’t know the cars in depth, finding yourself struggling with the steering wheel of your blocked Ram ProMaster can be disturbing. In this article, we will first try to show you why the steering wheel of your car is blocked, and secondly, how to unlock the steering wheel of your Ram ProMaster.

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Why is the steering wheel of my Ram ProMaster locked?

So let’s start our content page with the source of the problem you are facing. Being confronted with a steering wheel stuck on your Ram ProMaster doesn’t signify that your car’s neiman is stuck or busted, nor does it automatically suggest that you’ll have to fix your car key or cylinder. Fortunately for you, it’s simply a safety element. Even so, if no one has explained to you how this car anti-theft system functions, you can’t invent it. The role of this equipment is to lock the steering and consequently the steering wheel of your Ram ProMaster, so a possible thief, whether or not he manages to turn on your car, will not be able to change its direction and consequently to drive it freely with your Ram ProMaster. This system functions quite simply, once you have taken off the key from the cylinder of your car, if you move the steering wheel, it will lock thanks to a tongue that will be inserted between the sprockets of your steering column. This simple car anti-theft system stops a good number of car thefts, remember to activate it all the time you get out of your car.

How do I unlock the steering wheel of my Ram ProMaster?

Now that we’ve found out why your steering wheel is locked, we’re going to look at the part that you’re probably most enthusiastic about, how to unlock the steering wheel of your Ram ProMaster? You’re probably at home and want to go to work, so it’s time to discover the remedy to your problem. There are 3 methods to unlock the steering wheel of your car:

  • Deactivate the anti-theft system of your Ram ProMaster?:
    This is the least difficult process and will certainly be the option to your problem. To make this happen, you just have to put in the key into the ignition cylinder of your car, then try to turn it, it should then normally be blocked (do not be reluctant to read our content page which solves the problem of a key blocked on aRam ProMaster), to unlock the steering wheel of your Ram ProMaster you will have to make it turn simultaneously as you try to turn the key in the Neiman. The steering wheel should be locked but at least in one way you should have a little bit of play which should allow you to do this micro rotation and as a result solve your steering wheel locked problem on your Ram ProMaster.
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  • Unscrew the barrel on your Ram ProMaster:
    The second scenario is that if you have not been able to manage the locked steering wheel of your Ram ProMaster using the standard solution, you may be facing another problem and it is not your steering wheel lock system that is responsible. It may be that your cylinder has gripped up as time goes by. To unlock it you will have to apply a spray, like the WD40 for example and spray the interior of the barrel, let it work for a little while before trying to unlock your steering wheel again. Bear in mind that if it succeeds you will have to take into account buying and swapping the barrel of your car because eventually it will happen again.
  • Change the lock cylinder of your Ram ProMaster:
    To finish, last probability, if despite having tried to unblock your cylinder, there is nothing to do, your steering wheel is still locked because your key does not want to turn, you just have to swap the ignition switch of your Ram ProMaster. This process is not very complicated if you have some fundamentals in mechanics. You will just have to take care to purchase a model compatible with your Ram ProMaster. In any other case go to your mechanic who will be able to do this process for you.

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