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Hello!

I am a PROUD, NEW owner of a BB 300C that has a mfg date of 1/05. I took possesion on 1/27/05 when it had only 31 miles (15 of which I put on during the test drive). :)

I have a question concerning whether the steering wheel "locks" for you guys. Mine does not seem to "lock" after I turn off the car and remove the key. Turning it either way does not seem to engage the lock either.

Is this normal? Or am I simply not turning the whell far enough?

BTW, I LOVE this board and have found a TON of useful info here. I am so in love with this car and am glad to be a part of the 300, 300C, and HEMI family. I will be doing several modifications over the next several months (based on ideas I saw here) and know I can count on you guys if I have any questions.

Anyway, thanks for any and all replies!

JFF:D
 

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Mine doesn't lock either...must be normal. Build date of 11/22/04
 

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Congrats & Welcome JFF to the 300/300C Family! Yes there is a ton of info here and a ton of good ole great people here with lots of knowledge! You will truly enjoy yourself! As for my steering wheel locking I will have to check since I haven't driven Mrs SexC in awhile we got dumped with a ton of snow. But thanks for inquiring now I must check! :) Can't wait to see pics of your BB Beauty!
 

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Probably doesn't lock so that if the car gets towed the steering wheel can work itself straight so it's not towed with the wheels turned......
 

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I feared this would be the case with a dash mounted key cylinder. I can't believe I forgot to check this. Now I'm curious.
 

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It doesn't lock. I seem to remember that steering locks came in as an anti-theft feature. The "chip in the key" interlock system makes "hot wiring" a waste of time on cars equipped this way.

The only practical way to steal this car is to winch it onto a flatbed.

I am glad to see it gone. Never liked locked steering. Also glad to see the ignition switch returned to the dashboard.
 

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We should be happy, my brother's 00 Vette locked up on him twice while driving, the dealer fix was to disable the steering lock. This was last year, he just got a recall letter to disable the steering lock. A steering lock is plainly unecessary on a chip key car. The lock btw is easily popped so it's not really anti theft. Anyone see "Gone in 60 Seconds" a must see for all car nuts, the best chase scene since Bullitt and Ronin.
 

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This may not be necessary today.....but I remember when parking on a hill, it was best to turn the wheels to the curb and lock the wheel.
 
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