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Ignition switch or ignition cylinder??

1997 toyota camery ignition switch or ignition cylinder?? key won't turn past acc I got to make sure cause the dealer won't let me return it. thank you..

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  • westendhillb Feb 04, 2009

    thank you very much for the step by step instructions. you are aces dude..

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    how to take the ignition out of a 1996 camry? the ignition switch want turn past acc

  • lgenagena Apr 25, 2009

    how do i remove theign cylinder.. can i reach the pin without removing the steering column covers?

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Ignition Switch They Are Always Going Bad Your Lucky You Can Get It Acc Mode Mine Wouldn't Turn At All. I Went After Market Through A Much Cheaper Version From Autozone But Now I Have One Key For The Door And Another For The Ignition.

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Remove the cylinder bench test to see if it turns un obstructed, if so check orientation of cam on cylinder and also check if ignition switch will allow you to turn using screwdriver Do not operate car using screw driver steering can and will lock up on you.
also try a different key. While you bench test cylinder you can clean and lube it using lube sold specifically for locks do not use just any oil it will trap dirt

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