Crashed Prius C - How to Release Steering Lock?

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Phildo, Jun 1, 2021.

  1. Phildo

    Phildo Member

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    I've recently bought a crash-damaged Prius C but the steering is locked. The airbags have deployed.

    What does it take to release the steering?

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  2. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

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    I don't really know about the Prius c, but there is apparently no physical steering wheel lock on Gen 3 and possibly other Prius models.

    Curiously, why would the steering wheel need to be locked in a crash?
     
  3. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    I believe the One and Two trim have a simple mechanical interlock on the ignition- turn the key or remove the lock cylinder.

    Three and Four will have the electromechanical lock system for electronic keys. I don't know the procedure for those.
     
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