Question about 1990 Toyota Celica
The key would not turn in my 1990 celica, and someone told me to hammer a screwdriver into the tumblers to turn it like that. I tried this and it turned a couple times and froze up. I need to know how to remove the ignition cylinder so that I can replace it. I do not notice any visible bolts to remove and it will not come out with plyers. There is only a hole on the top of the column with a weird screw inside that will not push down. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
OK. Look directly under the steering column. You will see the silver ignition lock assembly, with a band that covers the round column housing. Holding the band onto the lock assembly, do you see something that resembles two "broken off" bolts? This is where the Dremel comes in handy. What you need to do is to score, scratch, chisel, anything, a slot that you can put a screwdriver into. The bolts are not tight, the heads break off to prevent people from removing them to rip off the ignition/steal the car. After getting the slot cut, use a screwdrive to rotate the bolts out. I would guess that a drill and an "easy-out" would work, but, I have never tried it. The Moto-Tool works great.
After you get the bolts out, the lock falls off of the column. Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYA. The graciousness of a FIxYa rating on my solution would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
My key would not turn to my celica gt 1990.. i cant even unlock on the right and left door of my car. can u give some advice how to fix it, or is there any way that i can buy a new key . i was thinking maybe my key is the problem. thank u
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