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Re: i dont have the key to turn the switch to acc.
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
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Hello! Turn the key to ACC...Insert a 1/8" drill bit into the hole at the top of the cylinder housing...Depress the retaining pin and pull lock out...To install...Set the new lock to ACC...Depress retaining pin...Insert lock...Turn the key to off to release the pin...See photo...Guru...Saailer...
TO REMOVE THE IGNITION SWITCH FIRST TURN OFF RADIO.AND DISABLE AIRBAGS BY DISCONNECTING NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE WAITING 20 MINUTES UNTIL AIRBAGS DISCHARGE.TO REMOVE IGNITION SWITCH PLACE THE IGNITION KEY IN THE ACC POSITION. REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL AND REMOVE THE STEERING COLUMN COVERS.DISCONNECT THE IGNTION SWITCH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS.REMOVE THE SWITCH RETAINING SCREWS THEN PULL THE SWITCH FROM THE LOCK CYLINDER HOUSING.IF YOU TRYING TO REMOVE THE LOCK CYLINDER WITH LOCK CYLINDER IN ACC POSITION. USE A SMALL SCREW DRIVER OR PUNCH. DEPRESS THE LOCK CYLINDER RETAINING PIN THEN REMOVE LOCK CYLINDER. TO INSTALL NEW LOCK CYLINDER. DEPRESS THE RETAINING PIN AND GUIDE THE LOCK CYLINDER INTO THE HOUSING UNTIL THE RETAINING PIN EXTENDS ITSELF BACK INTO THE LOCATING HOLE IN THE HOUSING.
The ignition lock cylinder needs to be replaced, the only way the
cylinder will come out is if you can get into the "acc" position, there
is a release pin on the housing that you have to push in to remove the
cylinder,. remove the covering around the locj to gain access to the
pin, it may be a good idea to buy the new lock cylinder first so you can
see where the release pin is, if you can not get the key into the ACC
position the lock cylinder needs to be drilled out and I recommend
having a toyota dealer or locksmith deal with this.
Remove the plastic covers around the steering column and try to get the
key into the ACC position then you can deprss the release pin and pull
the cylinder out, get the new cylinder first so you can see where the
release pin is.
disconnect negative battery cable.remove upper & lower steering column covers.disconnect switch wiring connector. turn key to acc. release retaining pin through small hole in the side with a paperclip,slide key & cylinder out.re-assemble in reverse order.
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.
You have to use a pin or paper lip to insert in hole in igmition switch to release the lock cylinder. The key has to be in "on" position I think.
Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
Turn lock cylinder key to RUN position.
Place a 3.17mm (1/8-inch) diameter wire pin or small drift punch in hole in upper steering column shroud (3530) under ignition switch . Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch to remove it from lock cylinder housing (22074) .
Install ignition switch by turning it to RUN position and pressing retaining pin. Insert ignition switch into lock cylinder housing . Ensure ignition switch is fully seated and aligned in interlocking washer before turning key to OFF position. This will permit cylinder retaining pin to extend into lock cylinder housing hole.
Rotate ignition switch, using lock cylinder key, to ensure correct mechanical operation in all positions.
There is a pin that you have to push in on the bottom of the lock cylinder housing.It is recessed in a hole.You have to turn the key to acc or on to get it to push in.Once you push it in you can pull the key and lock cylinder out.