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My ignition key is stuck in the accessory position.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 1996T, May 31, 2020.

  1. May 31, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    1996T

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    When I disconnect the battery I can turn the key to the lock position and remove the key. What is my problem ?
     
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  2. May 31, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    if you have an automatic transmission the shifter inter-lock switch is not being activated by the shifter handle. Push forward on the shifter handle and it should allow you to turn the key to the off position. The bushings that the shifter pivot on are shot and need to be replaced. It is a pretty easy job. Many posts on the forum describing the job.
     
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  4. May 31, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Thank you. I just bought this last week. It has 434000 miles on it. It was a one owner truck. Maintenance records for every oil change up to 341000 miles. It runs great. Thanks for the info.
     
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  5. May 31, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    Dan 77

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    Maybe the shifter bushings are worn. I had a similar problem in my 1st gen that was fixed after I replaced them.
     
  6. May 31, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    If you do need to replace those bushings, it's pretty easy. There is a plastic bushing on each end of this shaft. 30 minute job max, and bushing are very inexpensive at the dealership.

    I did mine last Winter. Shifter feels like new again.

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  7. May 31, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    OP, here is my write up

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...ifter-bushings-write-up-with-pictures.565445/
     
  8. May 31, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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  9. May 31, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    RobP62

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    Welcome to the best damn Tacoma forum on the interwebs :hattip:

    Sux your first couple of posts are problem related.
     
  10. Jun 1, 2020 at 6:21 AM
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    When I recently had the same problem on my 2001, I seem to remember a shorter sleeved shaft that mimics the primary gear selector shaft. Check those bushings too. Mine is a 4x4, so perhaps yours is different. I'm going by memory from 3 moths ago....
     
  11. Jun 1, 2020 at 3:21 PM
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    secret stuff.
    I did my original temp fix by shimming metal washers of each side of the shifter pivot "tube". This thread reminded me to pop by the dealer and pick up the 4 bushings, all of which were the same part# for my 01' Etra-cab 4x4. Part number for my truck was 90385-11003. Whopping $1.78ea.
    Schematic below shows the parts highlighted "33501G".

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