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Why Doesn't SC430 Steering Wheel Lock When Parked?

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Old 06-01-12, 06:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Why Doesn't SC430 Steering Wheel Lock When Parked?

Most cars I've had allow you to "lock" the steering wheel when the car is parked by turning it a bit when the key is out of the ignition. I've always thought this to be an anti-theft feature, but I could be wrong.

I recently noticed that my 2002 SC430's steering wheel does not lock, is this normal?
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That's not normal. Mine always locks. Sometimes you have to turn the wheel quite a bit to get it to lock, depending on the wheel position. But it always locks for me.
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Ditto - mine locks
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Thanks to you guys I was able to figure this dilemma out. It turns out you need to turn the steering wheel quite far (in either director) in order to get the steering wheel to lock (it needs to go to a 90 degree angle, with the "L" logo being completely sideways to get to the "locking" point). I have noticed when I lock the wheel the automated steering wheel adjustment moving process doesn't go quite as smooth (it moves slower and makes more unnatural noise, as if its having a hard time moving).

This is a great tip, I can now lock the steering wheel when I park in shady areas of town. But then again, at that point I should be more worried about my stock 18 inch wheels getting jacked LOL
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