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Toyota camry: how do i replace ignition switch on 2004 cam

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how do i replace ignition switch on 2004 camry?
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
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Thanks for postingAre you just going to replace the lock cylinder? Are you able to turn the switch at all?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The switch works just won't crank.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The switch has been acting up for a while. You can turn off engine and remove key and sometimes the car thinks it is still on, Did this and ran battery down. Can't jump it off. Replaced Battery and now everything works except car won't start.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Thanks for the replyJust so I'm sure about what it is doing, does the engine turn over but not fire up and run or does nothing happen when turning the key to start?When turning the key to ON do the dash lights turn on?Is there any noise at all when trying to start it?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
yes dash lights work headlights work . Nothing happens when turned to start.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Thanks, ***** ***** not so sure the switch is the problem, do you have a 12 volt test light or a voltmeter so we can verify if the switch is working?Is it automatic or manual transmission?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no test light. automatic trans
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Does it have a security system? Is there a red light on the dash flashing?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no security system
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
Ok, I wanted to see if voltage is getting to the starter solenoid, to eliminate the starter as the problem it could also be a problem with the neutral start switch, it's hard to say without doing some voltage tests. I'll go back to your original question about replacing the switch. There are two parts to the switch, the mechanical part and the electrical, what you should replace is the electrical part on the back of the mechanical part, you'll have to remove the covers around the steering column to get to the rear of the switch, there is on screw holding it on and it has an electrical connector on it, please keep in mind that the switch is rarely the problem so I kind of have doubts at this time if it's the actual problem.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
well, thank you for your time.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 2 years ago
You're welcome, best of luck.
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