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HELP ignition switch jammed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Brian carparty, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    Brian carparty

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    ok so i put my key into the ignition and it turns half way just enough to get the radio goin and then it stops almost as if it is catching on something solid anyone have suggestions on how to take it apart and possible fix it myself and save some cash?...:confused:
     
  2. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    mjp2

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    Turn your steering wheel slightly while turning your key. The wheel lock is probably holding things in place.

    Welcome to TW, btw.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    mjp2

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    Wait, it turns to the Run position but not to Start? That's definitely odd. Someone else might have some ideas.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    Brian carparty

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    ya it gets half way its not cause the steering wheel is locked something is actually wrong with it

    i have everything taken apart and im trying 2 avoid dismanteling it because i might not be able 2 put it back 2 gether
     
  5. Oct 19, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    mjp2

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    Well, it's almost 13 years old. It may just be time for a new ignition tumbler.
     
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