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Key won't open either door

2003 Camry LE. Disconnected the battery a couple of days ago--the battery cables are disgusting and need cleaning, which I was planning on doing today. When I came out to clean the cables, the key won't open either front door. I obviously can't use the electronic locks as the battery is disconnected. I don't have a spare key. Is this a common problem? Do I have any options?

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SOURCE: Inside trunk release won't open

1. Open trunk
2. Place latch in lock position
3. Pull inside trunk release to see what isn't moving
4. If trunk key won't turn, the key may be worn out and need to be replaced

Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a 1997 Toyota

the key is just a regular key and does not have a chip in it...as long as someone has not had to change the door lock or key cylinder in the ignition because the part has failed then the same key should open the door and start the car....remember the car when new comes with a key code tag with the keys and 2 master keys and a valet key.....the difference in the keys are the master will open all doors and trunk and start the car and the valet will open the doors and start the car only....if the key is worn real bad it does cause problems and if you carry a lot of keys on your key ring over time it will wear out the ignition key cylinder....if you do not have the key code you can go to the deraler and they can cut you one by the code.....all you need to do is show them that you are the owner and the vin number......i hope that this info will help you and if you need any more info let me know and also you can do me a favor by letting me and fixya know if i was able to help you in anyway and a comment and a thumbs up would be appreciated......thanks and good luck and have a blessed day......

Posted on Aug 01, 2011

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SOURCE: driver's door lock will not open by key or electronic fob

I was able to determine if you move the inside door handle toward the front of the car, then you could remove the door panel. However, it takes a little force to pot out the plastic clips, but if you work around the outside by appling pressure with a thin tool, such as a putty knife it will pot out.

My problem was a small yellow plastic part that connects the outside and inside door handle rods was broken.

So I plan to replace the part and see if that fixes the provlem. If so I can save over $340 dealer repair costs.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 camry door lock will not turn....

really sounds like the tumbler pins are stuck in the cylinder of the lock. mite want to spray some lubricant like(PB Blaster)or WD-40 in the cylinder key hole and push key in and out to see if tumblers will release..gd luck..chris

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Left side door locks not working at all. Only manually or with key.

When I first read this I thought Solenoid/Lock motor.
But as it's two doors on the one side I would look for a problem with wiring /connections at vulnerable points. Where the wiring goes from the front door to the body is a good place to start.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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