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1996 Toyota Tacoma ignition switch stuck

I need to remove the ignition on my 1996 Toyota Tacoma, but the ignition is locked up and won't turn to acc. Therefore, I can't push in the button on the bottom of the ignition to pull the switch. Any suggestions?

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  • beto vergas Feb 18, 2009

    ignition is locked up and won't turn to acc. key works fine to open door but not for ignition switch. Any suggestions?

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mrgreenz
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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 toyota 4 runner 4x4 6cl key gets stuck in ignition, how do I replace ignition starter switch?

Just a thought , if the gear stick is not in park the key cannot be removed from the ignition I found out when I left the car in nuetral .

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: e-brake is stuck on 96 toyota tacoma

the rear brake pivots maybe seized. look at the back of the brake drums see where the brake cable meets the brakes, there is a leaver there that is suppost to pivot if it is seized. you will need to remove the drums unbolt the e-brake leaver and take it apart to clean the rust out. you maybe able to unseize it by spraying wd-40 into it and working it, but you will need to take it apart to prevent it happening again.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: mitsubishi galant 2004 key stuck in ignition

1st Remove Battery cable from Battery because the only time the air bags will deploy is when the key is in the ignition. I have tilt steering and when I put the steering wheel in the up most position. I came right out. But now it seems to stick more lately.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

junk9
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SOURCE: 1995 toyota 4runner, ignition switch stuck in

Make sure that you steering wheel is not putting too much pressure on the lock. If your wheels are cramped it can make the key switch turn very hard. On one occasion, I had to hold the steering wheel with both hands and have someone else turn the key.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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Antenna - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

If your antenna mast is the type where you can unscrew the mast from the fender, simply do so with a pair of pliers. Most damaged antennas are simply the result of a truck wash or similar mishap, in which the mast is bent.

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