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The key is stuck in the ignition of my 97 986.  Gently added a lubricant and managed to get it to the "off" position however it will not come out.  Disconnected the battery (leaving trunk open).  Any advice regarding repairing this myself?  Read that audi parts could be used.  All advice welcome

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Is your steering wheel centered? or is it turned? Our cars don't like being parked with the wheels turned even slightly off-center. If off-center, you may need to use some effort to "relieve" the tension off of the lock to normalize things.

 

I sound like a broken record when I hand the car over to a valet, "Make sure that the steering wheel is straight ahead before turning off the car"!

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