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Intelligent Key System steering wheel lock failure

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Hi there! 

Had my first experience with the faulty Intelligent Key System steering wheel lock failure today (2010 370z). Everything is locked - gearbox, steering wheel, break pedal and the panel has constant yellow key icon on it. raa can't tow. 

Anyone else so lucky?

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Had this just this weekend. Car wouldn't start at the shops. Put new batteries in both keys, no luck. Luckily it had failed without totally locking steering, so I got it towed (steering lock failure actually blocks the car from starting).

When I got it home, I smashed the steering lock with a mallet while hitting the start button (Forums say the actual problem is a small switch in the lock that comes loose). When she fired up, put it in ACC with the start button. Then yanked the fuse for the Steering Lock (Fuse is located in a box that sits alongside the battery). 

No problems since. No help from Nissan since, either.

Extra information and a video I used, located here: http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/55315-steering-lock-problem-solved-real-58.html#post3472152

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I see. I don't think I will be using a mallet, but I did read about people taking the steering wheel lock off/out. Damn.... 

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