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Someone tried to steal my car by twisting another key in it

Customer Question

Someone tried to steal my car by twisting another key in it and now my key wont fit in the switch
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: No it won't go in
JA: What year is your Fit?
Customer: 2004 Lexus rx330
JA: Are you fixing your Fit yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I bought a new lock cylinder but can't get the old one out
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: How do I get the old one out
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Merc320 replied 2 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** am here to assist you.

Unfortunatly you have to turn the key barrel to position one to release and remove.

As you cant get the key in you will have to drill the old barrel out.

I do hope they caught however done this to youre car.