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I dont have the key to turn the switch to acc.

How do i get it to release the pin to remove the cylinder?

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  • thintinner Jun 21, 2009

    thank you ....that worked ...new switch is in ...

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    without the key u are kind of scre.....

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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

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock Jun 22, 2009

    Works every time. Just don't take up a career as a car thief.

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