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Trying to remove ignition cylinder in 1997 Rav4. It is stuck.

We are trying to remove an ignition cylinder from our 97 Rav4. We lost the keys to it, and went to the dealership to find out that it NEVER should've had two keys - but the ignition cylinder was probably replaced. We had the master key made and went home to remove the ignition cylinder. We got it into ACC and found the pin but cannot move the damn thing still. Any ideas? Thank you.

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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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Normally we would replace the lock cylinder and housing at the dealer.....but if it were my car I'd uses a punch and hammer to slam that pin in and remove the cylinder. It's worth a try first before having to replace the entire housing.

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This car has drillable shear pin screws on the bottom of the lock yoke you must drill these out.
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SOURCE: 97 Camry ignition key will not turn need to get to

Try any other keys that you have and put them in both ways. Spraying the lock with blaster and smacking the lock with the key removed may free it up then try the key again. A locksmith will do something like it and Pick the lock. They usally get $80 or so to do the work and they come to you.

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thier you are what an excellent answer ,better than mine which is to cut it off with a radial cutter and hammer and chisel

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