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First remove the negative battery cable.
It has to be in the LOCK position...
remove the steering wheel.
on tilt wheel applications, remove the upper extension shroud by squeezing it at the top and bottom positions and popping it free of the retaining plate at the right.
remove the 2 trim shroud halves.
disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
drill out the break off head bolts connecting the switch to the lock cylinder housing by using a
1/8 in. drill, and remove both bolts.
disengage the ignition switch from the actuator pin.
FIRST TURN OFF RADIO.DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE,THEN THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE.WAIT 20 MINUTES. UNTIL AIRBAGS DISCHARGE.TURN THE IGNITION KEY LOCK CYLINDER TO THE RUN POSITION.REMOVE THE CENTER TRIM PANEL AND THE DRIVER SIDE KNEE BOLSTER.UNPLUG THE IGNITION SWITCH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND REMOVE THE SWITCH RETAINING SCREWS. DISENGAGE THE IGNITION SWITCH FROM THE ACTUATOR PIN AND REMOVE THE SWITCH FROM THE VECHICLE.MAKE SURE THE ACTUATOR PIN SLOT IN THE NEW IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE RUN POSITION.A NEW REPLACEMENT SWITCH WILL BE SET IN THIS POSITION.PLACE THE NEW SWITCH IN POSITION ON THE ACTUATOR PIN AND INSTALL THE RETAINING SCREWS IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO MOVE THE SWITCH BACK AND FORTH TO LINE UP THE SCREW HOLES.WHEN CENTER TRIM AND KNEE BOLSTER BACK IN PLACE.CHECK FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH IN THE LOCK, START AND ACCESSORY POSITIONS.
this could be a ignition switch issue -- the contacts might not be disengaging when the key is in the off position,, or maybe it is making contact ( as if in the accessory position ). this could drain the battery if there are accessories left on in the car. the celica is known to have many issues with the ignition switch -- if you want it fixed right I would recommend taking the car to a automotive locksmith and have them replace the ignition switch with a new one.
Yes the faulty ignition switch can definitely drain the battery.Because actually the car is not got completely off.You inserted the key in the ignition switch and turned it to off.But because the ignition switch is faulty the car did not turned off.It remained ON.The other possibility is that the ignition switch is got internally short and causing this problem.There are many other possibilities too for this battery getting drained when car is off.But as per your question which you asked,yes.If the ignition switch is faulty then car battery gets drained even when the car is off.
Get the ignition switch checked by meter and confirm the fault.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the self-tapping screws.
Unfasten the four bolts retaining the lower steering column shroud, then remove the shroud.
Remove the lock screw, and detach the ignition switch electrical connector.
Rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
Remove the two screws retaining the ignition switch, and disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
A new replacement switch will be set in the RUN position as received.
Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch run position.
Check to make sure the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
Install the ignition switch assembly into the column actuator hole. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
Install the retaining screws and tighten to 53–71 inch lbs. (6–8 Nm).
Attach the electrical connector to the ignition switch. Tighten the lock screw to 7–11.5 inch lbs. (0.8–1.3 Nm).
Connect the negative battery cable. Check the ignition switch for proper function, including the START and ACC positions. Also, make sure the column is in the LOCK position.
Install the upper and lower steering column steering shrouds.
Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) to the RUN position.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch (11572).
Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.
Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
Install the ignition switch pin into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
Install lower instrument panel steering column cover with screws.
while in park, press harder up past park and it will disengage. Otherwise there is a pin on the ignition you can press and remove the entire ignition. You call also lightly tap gently around igniton piece to loose the pins inside that hold the key.