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Ignition key will only turn to accessory - 1990 Toyota Camry

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    key stuck in acc

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    key won't go past acc

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    I started having problems with the ignition where it was tough to get it to turn. If I was delicate I could make the key turn and start my 4-Runner. Now It will only go to acc and gets stuck there, it won't go any further.

  • dustinstaple Nov 25, 2008

    Did you ever find a solution to this. It just happened to me this morning on my '96 4Runner. I'm wondering if it's the ignition switch needs to be replaced?

  • kgpaddler Dec 18, 2008

    key will only go to accessory position. Any ideas or solutions please!!

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    same problem

  • jagreer Feb 02, 2009

    this just happened to me this morning on my 2004 4Runner......what was the fix?

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Worn key will travel too far into the lock and not turn
move the key out a few millimeters till it is free to turn
a better way is to change the key and cylinder
does anyone have the procedure for cylinder replacement
the manual procedure is simple but not very clear

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