Toyota

Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Toyota
This answer was rated:

I have to replace ignition lock on camry 1997 and got a set

from toyota delar(whole assembly ..including...
I have to replace ignition lock on camry 1997 and got a set from toyota delar(whole assembly ..including key) but dont know how to get the dash out.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
12/15/2009
Skyvisions
Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 14,541
Experience: Toyota Master Diagnostic
Verified

You need to get access to the bottom portion of the lock cylinder/steering column housing. This is done by removing the screws that hold the plastic panel on below the steering column the top portion of the panel is held on by pop clips.

 

The ignition switch needs to be turned to the ACC position. There is a hole in the aluminum housing on the opposite side of the housing as the ACC position. While in the ACC position use a 1\8 inch punch or small screw driver and push the release pin up into the cylinder and pull the lock cylinder out of the housing. If the lock cylinder won't move to the ACC position there are a couple of tricks short of drilling the lock cylinder out.


What I have done in the past when this is the case is to drive a screw driver (one with a square shank) into the lock cylinder. Use a wrench to force the lock cylinder to the ACC position. Don't drive it so hard that you break the aluminum housing off but it will take a good couple of whacks. It will take some force to turn the cylinder to the ACC position. This has worked for me in a number of occasions. The other option is to drive the pin up into the lock cylinder or try to drill it with out damaging the aluminum housing. Either way the cylinder can be removed. The last option is to drill into the lock cylinder its self and remove piece by piece I don't normally like this option.


There is no secret. If the 1/8 inch pin is pushed all the way in to the lock cylinder you should be able to grab the outer casing of the lock cylinder assembly and pull it out of the aluminum housing. Did you get the pin pushed all the way in to clear the aluminum housing? If not sometimes you can use a punch and drive the pin into the lock cylinder to get it to clear and release the cylinder.

 

Skyvisions

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Thanks for the response!!! will give a try and get back to you.

Let me know what you find. The key they came with the lock cylinder will not work in the doors in order for you to have the same keys you will have to re-key the tumblers in the lock cylinder itself that you're replacing. If you do not care if the ignition key is different from the door key then don't worry about it.

 

Skyvisions

Skyvisions
Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 14,541
Experience: Toyota Master Diagnostic
Verified
Skyvisions and 87 other Toyota Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Hey, I called couple of locksmith in my area and every one was asking $170 plus $29 as flat rate visit. I took fold decision to change it my self and I spend only $110 for toyota delar and now I know how to replace the iginition switch. Do it yourself not only saves $$$ but gives learning experience.

 

I have another issue with 1997 toyota camry, the drive side window goes half way and gets stuck then i have to wait for couple hours then it goes inche by inche .....I will open another question ....near soon. Do you know how much the cost of driver side 1997 toyota window motor?

 

I took picture of each step ...if ur interested.

 

Thank you Sir!!!

 

Have good.

What you're going to find is a circuit breaker in the power door window motor is popping because the motor is binding. Sometimes you can get by with silicone lubing the rubber glass run but normally you end up having to replace the power window motor. If you go to www.MetroToyotapartsnow.com you can purchase the window regulator motor online at wholesale prices. You can remove the window regulator motor from the regulator assembly. I have actually taken the Armature out of the window regulator motor assembly and sometimes they will clean up the brushes and lube the bushings on the shaft and have got them to work a little longer. Just a thought. It is always best to try and do it yourself this way you learn something but it is always wise to know one's limitations also. No shame in admitting that.

 

Skyvisions

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Thank Your Sir!!! Have good one. I am closing this question.

You are welcome if you need anything in the future just as for me, Skyvisions, in the question and I will get back to.

 

Skyvisions

Ask Your Own Toyota Question
Ask Skyvisions Your Own Question
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 14,541
14,541 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Toyota Master Diagnostic

Skyvisions is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU!

JugheadUSA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Auto Technician

1,001 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

180 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Toyota Technician

1,229 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

401 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

9 satisfied customers

Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician

Skyvisions

Skyvisions

ASE Certified Technician

14,541 satisfied customers

Toyota Master Diagnostic

Genchi Genbutsu

Genchi Genbutsu

Toyota Master Technician

3,761 satisfied customers

Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine

< Previous | Next >

Related Toyota Questions
I have a 94 Camry straight 4 DOHC and am looking for a
I have a 94 Camry straight 4 DOHC and am looking for a vacuum line diagram. I am in the process of putting it back together after replacing the head gasket and other gaskets. … read more
Joecamel90
Joecamel90
Technician
Associate Degree
24 satisfied customers
I've recently bought a 1999 Toyota Camry and noticed the
I've recently bought a 1999 Toyota Camry and noticed the radio would not turn on. I asked the owner what happened and he said he touched a ground and power wire which blew a fuse when installing a new… read more
Kavey
Kavey
86 satisfied customers
I have a 2000 Toyota camry with battery problems. The
I have a 2000 Toyota camry with battery problems. The battery keeps going dead and wont charge up after the car is jumped started. I have changed the alternator and put a new battery in the car. After… read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
Both low beams not working. 2010 toyota camry 2.5. Checked
both low beams not working JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota? Customer: 2010 toyota camry 2.5 JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: checked fuse box und… read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,487 satisfied customers
Moose.i replaced the battery in my 95 camry and it started
hello Moose.i replaced the battery in my 95 camry and it started great. once. … read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,015 satisfied customers
Dashboard lights not working when headlights on for my camry
dashboard lights not working when headlights on for my camry 2007 … read more
TIM MOHR
TIM MOHR
SHOP OWNER
Master's Degree
8,037 satisfied customers
I have a 1997 camry, the key will not turn on ignition.
i have a 1997 camry , the key will not turn on ignition … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid and we needed to replace the
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid and we needed to replace the evaporator core, so we had to take out the dash and stereo etc. My problem is this- everything worked before and now after plugging everything bac… read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
1,001 satisfied customers
Toyota Camry V6 LR. 2003 Camry. Bank 1 Bank 2 locations. Had
Had a P-0330 Bank 2 malfunction code from a reliable P Code reader. So the code was P-0330 Knock Sensor malfunction Bank 2. Replaced it and the engine lite came back on indicating failure of the knock sensor bank 2. I replaced the knock sensor in bank 2 and the wire harness along with all the spark plugs cuz the rear ones are hard to get at without taking apart everything for the knock sensor. My engine lite just came back on subsequent to the replacement of the knock sensor in bank 2, I read up on all this and as far as I can see the odd number firing order cylinders are in bank 2. The bank in front of the engine facing the car from the outside is the one i replaced. Am I missing somfin here? … read more
ted ritter
ted ritter
Team Leader/toyota master tech/retired
High School or GED
2,692 satisfied customers
Just bought 2017 certified Camry with low mileage and
Greetings...just bought 2017 certified Camry with low mileage and noticing an occasional popping noise from the rear when braking. Any thoughts? … read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,238 satisfied customers
1998 Toyota Camry will only shift into drive or park. No
1998 Toyota Camry will only shift into drive or park. No reverse or neutral. … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Am considering purchasing a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid with
Am considering purchasing a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid with 155000 miles and serviced regularly, for about $5000. Own two other regular 4 cylinder Camry's with exceptional reliability. Am concerned abou… read more
Skyvisions
Skyvisions
ASE Certified Technician
14,541 satisfied customers
Brake system is not functioning appropriately. 2003 camry
brake system is not functioning appropriately JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota? Customer: 2003 camry toyota JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: no wi… read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,817 satisfied customers
Was there ever a recall on 2004 camry LE airbags? I was in
i hit a pole head on while coming out of a 360 from hydroplaning, part of the pole still in the grill and the pole split down at the bottom. the airbag did not go off. no tickets citations. it was weather related.… read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,238 satisfied customers
It is a 95 Camry and t turns over but will not start only
It is a 95 Camry and t turns over but will not start only getting fire from number 2 plug … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
What is the firing order for a 2001 Camry with vin number
What is the firing order for a 2001 Camry with vin number starting with 4 to many people have different digrams … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Is it feasible to put a 1997 4cylinder Camry engine into a
Is it feasible to put a 1997 4cylinder Camry engine into a 1996 4cylinder Camry chassis? … read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,817 satisfied customers
Have a 99 toyota camry. 99 toyota camry, the car will go
99 toyota camry, the car will go into reverse(I can backup) will not move when I put the gear in (D)drive. getting P0770 and P0773 codes … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x