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Just parked at parents as I am staying the night and the car has essentially bricked itself. It's switched on and in park but the service Steerin
g Lock is on and I cannot turn the car off.

I will arrange to get the car to bellingers tomorrow (I hope). But does anyone have any thoughts on what I should do now.

I have tried fuse F2 to no avail.
Is there any way of turning the car off without ruining anything?

Sean
 

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You should have success pulling the fuse... Odd that it hasn't worked for you. Iirc it's the red one, one up from the bottom... Is that the one you've pulled?
 

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Can you get into the boot, and do you have a 10mm spanner? If yes then disconnect the 12v battery for a while.
 

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Pressing and holding the power button for a fews seconds worked to power mine off when I had an HV interlock problem in the past.
 

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Update:
Breakdown service arrived with a truck to take the car away - but couldn't get at the car due to a narrow driveway so spent a couple of hours on the car trying to get it to work. They cleared the fault and the car worked with a booster battery plugged into the front engine compartment. They them moved the car, plugged in a charger and left.

What they didn't do was reconnect the 12V battery in the boot

I get back in the evening and the car is unsurprisingly dead due to the 12V battery not being connected. [Sigh]

Today I park up in the same place at Parents, but this time keep the wheels straight. Its on an uphill slope. A few hours later "Service Steering Lock" and the car don't work (I did have F2 pulled). This time however I put back F2 and then disconnected and re-connected the 12V battery which worked.

Due at Bellingers on the 8th - they are ordering me a new steering wheel lock whatsit
 

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Bellinger's have replaced something and the car now drives again. They said the control module for the steering lock - which seems logical. Done on the NetworkQ warranty from when I bought the car.
Phew. We have had this twice in 6 years 86k miles on our Volt, fuse pull trick doesn't work for us either. But both times disconnect the 12v battery, wait 5 mins, reconnect and the fault is fixed. If it kept coming back every few days would also take it to Belingers but touch wood, not a big problem.
 
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