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Stuck Key

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Liz22kmc, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    Liz22kmc

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    Hey all! My key is getting stuck in the ignition in the ACC position. Any quick fixes to get this sorted out?
    If no quick fixes, what part should I be prepared to replace?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:26 PM
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    How about some key graphite. Typically you use that stuff on a new lock to help get it worn in. At least that’s what a locksmith told me. And spraying it with anything ultimately can lead to it gumming up. I think I would try a silicone spray since it dries. Also does it help if you jiggle your steering wheel to get the key to go back to the proper position?Otherwise it’s probably the lock cylinder either worn out or in need of some love.
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    A good locksmith is best to check it out. My older 4runner's key got stuck, locksmith made a repair for $50 compared to a few hundred for a new tumbler. Now has a feature where key can be removed in any position, kinda handy...
     
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  4. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    It seems like the only thing that will get it out is turning the ignition on and off a few times while reversing and pulling forward, almost like to straighten out the steering wheel.
     
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  5. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    That’s actually the best solution if you can’t free up yourself. A good locksmith should be able to remedy that no problem. And if ultimately it needs new parts, he’s your man.
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    If you’re not into trying to take it apart yourself. I would just hit up a good locksmith. They might be able to take apart the tumblers and get it all going for you.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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    I would say spray some good electrical contact cleaner in it then use (after it evaporates) the graphite as mentioned in an earlier post.
     
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