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I am borrowing my friends 1993 2wd toyota tacoma, I turned it off at the store, and when I got back in to start it the key wont turn pass the acc position! I have turned the stearing wheel side to side up and down, locked it un locked it, and it makes no difference! I sprayed wd40 in the cylinder but still, the key wont turn..... I have tried for hours to turn the key, and it wont budge..... I got another key made, and also got a spare, and still it wont turn..... I think I am going to need to rplace the whole cylinder.... How do i do this.... I dont want to pay for a tow and labor if i can do it myself.... Is there a way I can bypass the key without damaging anything so I can get it to the shop if it is a job to big for me?

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  • jtglenny Nov 17, 2009

    I have sprayed wd 40 in the cylinder and it hasn't made a difference.... do I need to take any dash pieces off to get to the button? The button is located on the bottom of the ignition cylinder?


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Turn ignition switch to ACC, then push little button on the bottom of the key switch cylinder barrel. Then pull out the key and the lock will come with it. One queastion, have you tried spraying powdered Graphite lock lube in the lovck cylinder, many tiomes this solves the problem, you can buy it at any hardware store, very cheap.

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I've had my keys wear out and not want to open doors or start the truck... since this is your friend's truck this isn't helpful but suggest that they keep one good key and unused to use as a source for future copies.

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