What is a column lock malfunction?
Electronic Steering Lock
Electronic steering lock is a security system for your vehicle. It is only activated when the ignition turned off.
The other words ESL prevents the vehicle from being steered unless the correct key inserted in the car or the ignition switch.
This system has 2 advantages, one is for anti-theft and the other one is for safety, for example when you park on a sloping ground the wheel will preserved.
If there is failure in the system you will not be able to turn your steer in any direction.
Solution for Malfunctioned Electronic Steering Lock
You can repair your steering lock unit but sometimes repairing will not be possible.
When it is not possible you need to replace it with working one or you can use emulators for passing the ESL.
But if you use emulator you need to dissemble the lock from the vehicle and connect emulator to the ESL socket.