[Disclaimer]: I know that most cars have four wheels and you put gas in it. So, a mechanic, I am not. (still waiting for transporters to become a reality)
I have a
2006 Kia Rio with a manual transmission. The other day, I discovered that I can no longer turn the ignition. It won't budge. I tried to wiggle the steering wheel while turning, jiggling this and jiggling that. Nothing. Of course, all of my efforts now caused the steering wheel to become locked. However, like I said, the ignition wouldn't budge even before I locked the steering wheel.
I tried spraying a little DeoxIT into the key hole and worked the key in/out but that didn't help. I also tried my spare key too. Nothing. The key still unlocks the door so I assume the key itself is OK.
Any idea what it could be? Any suggestions for me to try?
I'm not a mechanic but I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty.
Thanks for any suggestions.
It seems that being in the USA also affects the type of ignition system I have. So, for the sake of information, I am located in the USA.