Ok i have taken out the everything except the key lock cylinder in my car. I know i ahve to get it into the ACC postion and push on the button on the bottom and pull it sttraight out... but the problem is that my ignition is stuck in the lock posiotion and it wont turn into the acc position.. any other ways of getting it out without drilling it?
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Re: key lock cylinder won't come out....
Cars have a lock position to protect the car from being stolen by theives. When we park the car with the wheels turned to the sides it gets locked in that position and the key can sometimes nbe hard to take out. Try moving the steering wheel in both directions as much as possible while pushing in the key and trying to jiggle it to turn. If you can get it out, the next time , park your car with the wheels facing forward. I hope this works.
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Sounds like a couple waffers have broken inside and 1 of them is stuck preventing the cylinder from turning. The waffer is above the shear line.
You will need to remove the bottom cover of the instrument dash to access the ignition cylinder. On the bottom of the cylinder there will be a hole. When the cylinder is in the ACC position, it will provide an opening in that hole so you can depress the lock pin. When the pin is depressed you simply pull out the ignition cylinder as a whole. Since you cannot get to ACC you will need to drill into the little hole until you reach the pin. Then you will have to drill the pin too. After that it will slide right out.
A new ignition cylinder with new keys can be picked up for about $30 on ebay. You could take the new one to a locksmith and have them rekey it to your old keys for about $30.
if ou do not have the key, look at the replacement lock there'll be a tab which recesses when the key is turned to acc or on position. It is that tab which prevents you from removing lock cylinder it has to be forced into a recessed position or drilled to where the cylinder can removed. If u do then locate tab turn key to acc or on and push tab to recessed position and remove cylinder.
Okay, lets start with if you tryed entering the code and you did it three times the radio will lock so if you turn the key on and the radio and the screen says lock then you will need to unlock it, this is done by turning the key on and also the radio, this must stay for about one hour i recommend letting the car idle to avoid draining the battery, but radio must stay on for one hour and not in the acc postion so to avoid mistakes let car run, you will know its ready when you see ------ on display. if your radio is displaying--------- then you are not locked out and you can just enter the code, sit in seat and have your code from left to right you will enter the first to numbers using the radio seek button you will enter the first and second code,push the leftside of the seek and then push it to right side and you will see the code 3 change then for the next two numbers of the code you will do the same with the tune button when the code is displayed then push the am/fm button and radio will come on. good day
I've worked on a lot of cars but I have never had to change the ignition lock cylinder on a 4runner. Does it have a cylinder that has to be in the run position and then push a release button to remove the cylinder? A lot of cars are set up this way. If so the way I do it when I have no key or the key doesn't work is first get a new cylinder because the old won't be usable when you get done. Get a big flat blade screwdriver and a hammer. Hammer the screwdriver into the key slot tight. Grab the shaft of the screwdriver with a pair of vice grips. Force the lock cylinder to the run position. Push in on the release button and remove it. When the cylinder breaks it might break into more than one piece. If so keep hammering in the screwdriver and turning until all the pieces are removed
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.
Under the steering colume the should be a small hole or a small cover that you can take out to reveal a small hole that you can reach up into and push on a silver cylinder type thing pulling it back towards you and that should release the key.