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Old 03-13-2011, 08:53 PM
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Default 95' Camry Ignition cylinder stuck

So, I've got a 1995 Camry XLE (4cyl auto) with a problem. The key wouldn't go all the way in my ignition, had it towed home. Now it goes all the way in but you can't turn the ignition out of the 'LOCKED' position. In order to remove the lock cylinder, I need to have it turned to the 'ACC' position. What the hell can I do? I've actually pulled the ignition switch off the back of the lock cylinder, so now I can start the car, problem being, the steering wheel is still locked. I have no idea what to do. I could drive it if the wheel lock was off and I could change the ignition cylinder if I could turn the key. Any ideas?
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:22 AM
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Does moving the steering wheel free up the lock any?

Might try cleaning the lock with something like electrical contact cleaner. The once dry of cleaning fluid squirt lock key graphite into the lock.

Sometimes the key wears out, have the dealer make a new one from the VIN number.

The lock cylinder can be replaced. The dealer or perhaps an autoparts store? can order a lock cylinder and key.

To remove the old cylinder turn the key to ACC. There is a hole on the side of the cylinder housing us a pin or screw driver to press down a stop pin then pull out the cylinder.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:33 PM
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I've sprayed it down with contact cleaner, pb blaster, graphite lube. I cannot move the key to the 'ACC' position. Thats the whole problem, the lock cylinder is completely messed up. Had a new key made, no difference. Cannot remove that lock cylinder and cannot turn the wheel.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:22 PM
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Have you tried jiggling the steering wheel a little when turning the key?

Try using something solid like a wood mallet to gentle tap the key while you attempt to turn it.

If any of these work stop at the ACC position.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:52 AM
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"drill retaining pin on the Ignition Cylinder". Had to find that out myself, thanks guys! lol
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:48 PM
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95 camry put key in turn, nothing. no clicks nothing. can turn it again several times, nothing, then it will start. what could it be?
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:47 PM
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Get a new ignition cylinder. Its only like $25 from Advance Auto, or AutoZone.
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Check for corrosion on the large cable connections to the battery.

If OK check the starter solenoid.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:45 PM
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Dear Camry comrades. I am experiencing the exact same problem as that reported by Dirty Astronaut in this thread. Can anyone confirm that that the only way to remove the old ignition barrel if key cannot be turned to ACC position is to drill out the retaining clip on the bottom of the barrel?
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