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Cannot remove key cylinder. Button to release wont JA: Sometimes

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Cannot remove key cylinder. Button to release wont
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with Toyota. The Toyota Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Ignition key was very tricky for 2 years but this morning only allows accesory position. This is a 2001 sequoia
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Battery is unhooked all trim removed and key is in acc position.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Toyota Mechanic should know about your Toyota?
Customer: The release button wont release.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 6 months ago.
At this point you're saying that you have during column cover removed and have access to the housing that the ignition lock cylinder goes into? In the accessory position did you find a little detent hole and push the button in?

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