Question about 2001 Toyota Avalon
I snapped the ignition key cylinder off of the steering column and now I cant unlock the steering wheel. how do I disengage the lock?
As the pin is in the bracket on the end of the switch you may be able to manipulate it if you can get the key and barrel out of the bracket around the steering column. Otherwise you will have to have the bracket removed from the column and fit a new one .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This car has drillable shear pin screws on the bottom of the lock yoke you must drill these out.
then release the clip to the cylinder. you must get a new set of break-off shear pin head screws from the dealer to finish the job.
Posted on May 19, 2009
You need to pull the plastic covers from above and below the steering wheel off. Then put your key in the ignition and turn it to the acc position, then there is a small button either on the top or bottom of the tumbler assembly, it will be inset and you will need a small pointy screwdriver or something to reach it. When you push the button the ignition assembly and the key will come out together
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
In hope that you have the right key, put him in, try to turn the steering wheel a little bit at the same time you try to unlock the ignition.Sometimes it's possible that you've used your steering wheel as help wile getting out of the car. At this case, maybe the wheel lock snaps in, but the wheels are under pressure from the ground. Now you want to unlock your car at it seams that the key wont turn. The wheels get pressure from the ground, so the whole steering is under pressure and your steering wheel pressed against the locker block. If you try to turn the locked steering wheel, you'll see that it turns appr. 1" to one side. This is the needed space to unlock with the key. I hope that works in your case.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
This is for a 96 camry, hopefully you can use this page. It tells the location of the release you're looking for.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
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