My '95 Toyota Camery ignition lock cylinder will not turn, thus the car
won't start. I'm trying to replace this lock cylinder but you have to
have the key in the ignition and turned to the "acc" position in order to
pull the cylinder. My problem is the key will not turn to the acc
position at all. It is stuck in the off position. Anyone, please help me
change the cylinder!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Sounds like you've got a stuck pin in the lock cylinder. Don't try to force
the key or lock as you can bend or gouge the pin and it may not retract. Go
to a Ford dealer and get an aerosol can of lock lube and penetrant. It
should only cost appx $5 and is the best product I've found for locks. I use
it in the fall instead of graphite lock lube.
You may have to work with it for a while, spraying and sliding key in and
out. When you try to turn the switch, like Nobody Important said, make sure
there is no tension on lock from steering wheel lock by turning steering
Thanks, but now, after monkeying around with it all afternoon I broke the
key off in the ignition (@#$%&!) Any suggestions on how to remove the
cylinder, with the key broke off inside the cylinder, and unable to turn
the broke off key into the ACC position?
You're going to have to find a pick, possibly an old dental pick, to snag
the piece of key in cylinder and pull it out.
You may just want to drive it to to a locksmith and like mrdarrett posted,
get the whole thing fixed there.
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