I ran across this tip which saved me a tow..:
Pull the wheel to the right
Insert Key then turn key as usual while pulling the wheel to the right
Turns out the column lock starts doing its thing as soon as the key is
inserted (not turned yet)
This saves you from breaking your arm while cranking the wheel back and
The information above saved me fom having the car towed. I figured I'd
share it on here in case anybody gets stuck esp. since when you park you
typically head in, so if you did have to get the C5 towed, the towtruck
would have to yank it out of the parking space. Not a pretty sight. I saw a
car get yanked out like that one time (not enough room for the flatbed to
back up straight to the car). The truck was at a 45 degree angle when he
started winching this car. Beautiful... My five year old treats his
Hotwheels better than that.
BTW- Went to dealer next day. It takes a week to get the harness.
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