Question about 1999 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

1999 Toyota 4Runner - key stuck in ignition

My key gets stuck when turning off engine. There is no ''stickiness'' when starting or when shutting off, but key gets stuck at ACC position and won't make it into Lock. I have tried two different keys (including a spare that has not been used and therefore should not be worn). I can only get the key out after shifting the transmission in and out of Park - sometimes it works on the first try, sometimes it can take 50+ shifts. Is there a contact (solenoid?) in the Park position that must be hit for the key to be released? I had the problem briefly about a year ago, but it has been fine until the last week. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

2 things either your switch is wore out and needs replaced or the cable from park to your switch is wore out and need to be replaced could be fixed easily at a small shop even shouldnt cost over a 100.00 for both to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Just changed ignition lock cylinder and my 1999 toyota 4runner limited wont start


wont start, or wont crank>????????

did you follow all the steps in the FSM for this?
and heed the warnings?
did you shut down the AIR bags first. (battery pull and the 90 second rule) and keep battery pulled whole time?
air bags can kill, and ign. key fiddling is #1 here.
i bet you did not pull the battery as the FSM directs and you blew the fuses. or worse.
do you have the IMMO , immoblizer option, is the IMMO dash lamp
telling you, its ACTIVE, that is, IMMOBILized? bingo
the IMMO lamp tells you , im ok, at key on, and then tells you Im off or on. the operators guide covers this lamp, lost your guide?

the IMMO cuts fuel , not cranking in most cars.
Does the CEL glow key on, if not the ECU is dead, blown fuse #1 reason.

Jan 02, 2014 | 1999 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

2010 corolla key stuck in ignition


It can be faulty ignition lock cylinder.I suggest to wiggle the steering wheel a bit and see if the key gets released out.If that is not helping then first turn steering wheel to right and try removing the key,or next turn steering wheel to left and see if you can remove the key.
----------
Spray wd-40 in the ignition key hole and let it remain there for few minutes,after that once again try to remove the key and see if that helps.
---------
But if that is not helping then ignition lock cylinder has to be removed out and key has to be manually removed.
-----------
For more troubleshooting on these types of issues,i suggest you to refer the help links mentioned below.Its the accurate solutions mentioned in it.that will help you to narrow the problem:-----
Click the link below:------

-----------

1999 Toyota Camry: Key Will Not Come Out Of Ignition?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1999-toyota-camry-key-will-not-come-out.html
---------------

2001 Toyota Tacoma: Ignition Locked?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2001-toyota-tacoma-ignition-locked.html
------------

Ignition Switch Will Not Turn Off?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/ignition-switch-will-not-turn-off.html
-----------

Car will not turn the ignition to start?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-will-not-turn-ignition-to-start.html


-----------

Ignition Key OFF but engine still running?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/ignition-key-off-but-engine-still.html
--------------

Chevrolet Malibu: Key Stuck in ON position?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/chevrolet-malibukey-stuck-in-on.html

2012 Dodge Ram: Ignition Key will not release?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/2012-dodge-ram-ignition-key-will-not.html-----------

Ignition locked up on Mercury Villager?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/ignition-locked-up-on-mercury-villager.html-------------

Key won't turn in the ignition on Toyota land cruiser?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/key-wont-turn-in-ignition-on-toyota.html

-------------------

How to remove ignition switch on VW Car models?
http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-remove-ignition-switch-on-vw-car.html
-------------

How to Replace Ignition Switch on Chevrolet Caprice Classic?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-replace-ignition-switch-on.html

-----------------

1995 Ford Taurus: Ignition switch not turning OFF?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/1995-ford-taurus-ignition-switch-not.html
-------------

Ignition Problem Troubleshooting

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/ignition-problem-troubleshooting.html
------------------These will help.Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | 2010 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

2003 4runner key will not turn off engine. key turns easy not catching. can take key out but will not start engine. had to disconnect power


It sounds like you have a faulty ignition lock that you'll need to replace. If the contact from the ignition lock that sends a signal to your ecu is slipping or whatever it is not cutting off the power flow to your computer which will in turn stop the power to your ignition system. Get a new lock and key and problem solved.

Jan 31, 2011 | 2003 Toyota 4Runner

5 Answers

Key stuck in ignition of 1996 Toyota 4Runner


This truck has a switch in the shifter assembly that tells the ignition the truck is in Park or not. If the shifter doesn't hit that switch right this can happen. Also, there is a component in the ignition (a solenoid) that allows the key to be released if the Park switch is pushed. To be sure it's one of these two things, try this.... Get the key stuck, then disconnect the battery. If the key comes right out, it's either the switch or the solenoid. Good luck!

Jun 18, 2009 | 1996 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

Not working = power rear window, power antenna, starter


it looks like the starter is bad, install a new one. the antenna gear is broken, needs to be replaced and you need to check the rear hatch for any obstructions

Apr 21, 2009 | 1999 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

Car will not shut off after ignition key is turned off.


fuel pump shut off solenoid is faulty replace unit on diesel pump

Apr 19, 2009 | 1996 Toyota 4Runner

2 Answers

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 .

Oct 18, 2008 | 1996 Toyota 4Runner

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Toyota 4Runner Logo

519 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8575 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...