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How do I get the ignition lock cylinder out to change my ignition switch on my 94 camry?

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  • echo3253 Nov 09, 2010

    the problem im having is the little white piece on top of the ignition lock cylinder. i cant get to it to unfasten the 2 screws holding it on. is there a way to get the whole cylinder out to access these screws? does it matter that ive already unhooked the ignition switch?

  • echo3253 Nov 10, 2010

    The problem I'm having is getting the little white piece that is located on top of the ignition housing.

  • echo3253 Nov 10, 2010

    On the ignition switch ther are 3 components that plug in to something else. I can get out the biggest b/c its below the dash and the round plug, plugs into the back of the ignition cylinder. I need to know how to get out the littest part of the switch that pugs in right behind where I put my key in. There are 2 screws that go in right on top of the ignition cylinder that hold this piece in and I don't see how to get them off. Please help me! I'm not dissing any expert I'm just trying find help and you are the 3rd I've asked.
    Thank you, Jennifer Weidman

  • echo3253 Nov 10, 2010

    i do need to take out the w hite piece. it is a part of the switch. if could send you a picture i would but i cant. this piece of the switch is about the size of a nickle with two screw holes on either side of it. it also has a little button that, when installed, is pushed in when the ignition lock is in place. i guess i need you to send me the details about taking off the steering wheel. i have already disengaged the battery. although i dont see how taking off the steering wheel is going to help my problem. i am really considering drilling holes in the interior to get to the piece i need.

  • echo3253 Nov 10, 2010

    i got the cylinder out, but i cant get the last piece of the switch off. it sits on top of the cylinder. its the size of a nickle and has a little button that gets pushed in when the lock is in place. ive detached the big hub that hooks up under the steering wheel, the one all the wires attach to and i have detached the round piece that hooks into the back of the lock cylinder. i just cant get the last piece off. its attached to the cylinder with 2 screws but i cant get to it to unscrew it. what should i do, take off the steering wheel. i have asked around and nobody can tell me what to do, ive considered cutting the dash to bits to get to it but i was saving that as a last resort. please help many thanks, jennifer weidman

  • echo3253 Nov 10, 2010

    ignition switches have 3 parts right? Well I have detached the biggest hub and the round piece that hooks into the back of the lock cylinder. What I can't get to is the nickle sized piece that sits on top of the ignition. I've taken the lock out and the piece I need to get to now is on the top left of the ignition. Do I need to take the steering wheel off to get to this piece or is there another way. If I have to take the wheel off, can you walk me thru that. I'm sorely tempted to hack the dash to bits to get to the part I need. But I'm hoping there is another way.
    Please help me!
    Many thanks, Jennifer Weidman

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before working on the vehicle.


CAUTION Some models covered by this guidemay be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS.
  1. Remove the lower steering column cover. Unfasten the ignition switch connector under the instrument panel.
  2. Remove the screws which secure the upper and lower halves of the steering column cover.
  3. Turn the lock cylinder to the ACC position with the ignition key.
  4. Push the lock cylinder stop in with a small, round object (cotter pin, punch, etc.).

On some vehicles, it may be necessary to remove the steering wheel and combination switch first.
  1. Withdraw the lock cylinder from the lock housing while depressing the stop tab.
  2. To remove the ignition switch, unfasten its securing screws and withdraw the switch from the lock housing.

To install:
  1. Align the locking cam with the hole in the ignition switch and insert the switch into the lock housing.
  2. Secure the switch with its screw(s).
  3. Make sure both the lock cylinder and column lock are in the ACC position. Slide the cylinder into the lock housing until the stop tab engages the hole in the lock.
  4. Install the steering column covers.
  5. Connect the ignition switch wiring.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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You need the key for the original lock to remove the barrel ,if you have lost the key then its a complete change of lock .the barrel will only come out with the lock in the ACC position which you need the key for then you push in a little pin ,look on the new one for location and out it comes but if you have no key then its a cut the whole thing off .

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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    Colin Stickland Nov 11, 2010

    sorry i can tell you how in theory to do it but as i have never done one on this make of vehicle as yet ,but reading question again are you trying to change the ignition contact switch on the back of the steering lock because if so then its a different procedure

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Instructions Things You'll Need:

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Stock ignition key
  • Paper clip
  1. Remove the four screws on the bottom of the steering column cover with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull apart the top and bottom pieces of the steering column cover, which is behind the steering wheel. Then put the key in the ignition and turn it to the "accessory" position.
  2. Unplug the wiring from the ignition switch to the steering column with your hands. Then unfold the paper clip so it is straight. Locate the tiny hole on the side of the ignition switch, facing the driver and perpendicular to the key. Push in this hole with the paper clip while simultaneously pulling the key out of the ignition.
  3. Unscrew the safety switch on the side of the ignition with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Then unscrew the ignition from the steering column with the screwdriver as well. Pull the switch away from the steering column.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

  • Luke Bradford
    Luke Bradford Nov 10, 2010

    OK, you were not happy with the last post, i understand why, that was different to a camry....i soncerely apologise...you dont need to take out the white piece......i think what you have tried to do is dismantle the lock assembly without taking it out the correct way,



    you actually need to put the key into the ignition and turn it left to accessory, you will then need to take the steering wheel off, which may include the airbag and everything, so you will need to do this with the battery negaitive disconnected, and then you can access the 2 screws required to remove the ignition switch, if this is more what you are after, i can send you the step by step instructions on doing this.....

  • Luke Bradford
    Luke Bradford Nov 10, 2010

    Jennifer, I hope this following information helps.....

    The Toyota Camry's ignition switch is different from the lock cylinder that you insert the key into, but it is connected to that cylinder. Along with the starter motor, these are the three main components of the ignition/starter system on the car. If the ignition switch needs replacing, you need to get into the steering column itself to remove and install the ignition switch.
    Difficulty: Challenging
    Instructions
    Things You'll Need:
    Flat screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver
    Torx wrench
    Steering wheel puller
    Tape
    Removal
    1
    Disconnect the car's negative battery cable.

    2
    Insert the key into the lock cylinder and turn it to the Accessory position--turn it to the left. Make sure the front wheels are facing straight ahead before you do this.

    3
    Pry off the covers on the sides of the steering wheel concealing the air bag's mounting screws. Remove the screws with a Torx wrench, pull the air bag off the wheel and disconnect its electrical connectors.

    4
    Remove the steering wheel--unplug the electrical connector to the horn and cruise control, remove the wheel's retaining nut with a wrench, mark the hub's relationship to the steering shaft with tape and remove the wheel with a steering wheel puller.

    5
    Remove the steering column covers by removing the two Phillips screws on the sides and separating the two halves of the covers.

    6
    Unplug the electrical connectors for the ignition switch.

    7
    Unscrew the retaining screws for the ignition switch with a screwdriver and pull the switch out of the lock cylinder's housing.

    Installation
    1
    Insert the replacement ignition switch into the lock cylinder housing--the lock cylinder must still be in the Accessory position--and secure it with the retaining screws. Connect the electrical connectors to the switch.

    2
    Connect the steering column covers to the column and secure them with their Phillips screws.

    3
    Install the steering wheel to the column, then connect the air bag to the wheel with its electrical connector and Torx screws.

    4
    Re-connect the battery cable.

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Hi, here is the step-by-step instructions for the removal and re-installation of your ignition cylinder on your Toyota.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before working on the vehicle.
CAUTION: Some models covered by this guide may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in .
  1. Remove the lower steering column cover. Unfasten the ignition switch connector under the instrument panel.
  2. Remove the screws which secure the upper and lower halves of the steering column cover.
  3. Turn the lock cylinder to the ACC position with the ignition key.
  4. Push the lock cylinder stop in with a small, round object (cotter pin, punch, etc.).
On some vehicles, it may be necessary to remove the steering wheel and combination switch first.
  1. Withdraw the lock cylinder from the lock housing while depressing the stop tab.
  2. To remove the ignition switch, unfasten its securing screws and withdraw the switch from the lock housing.
TO INSTALL:
  1. Align the locking cam with the hole in the ignition switch and insert the switch into the lock housing.
  2. Secure the switch with its screw(s).
  3. Make sure both the lock cylinder and column lock are in the ACC position. Slide the cylinder into the lock housing until the stop tab engages the hole in the lock.
  4. Install the steering column covers.
  5. Connect the ignition switch wiring.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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1.1
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. If equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before working on the vehicle.
CAUTIONSome models covered by this guidemay be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in .
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