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1st one door lock went ,then the other. Keys can lock both

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1st one door lock went ,then the other. Keys can lock both doors, but won't turn the opposite way to open. Trunk lock cylinder frozen also. Locks quit over a period of a year.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. This sounds like a combination of two things....A worn key and dirt/grime buildup inside the key cylinders. The first thing to do is get some WD-40 and spray the interior of the keyway. Insert the key and run it in and out several times, then wipe the key off with a paper towel. Repeat this 20 or 30 times. Then see if there is any improvement. If not, I would recommend obtaining the key 'code' from your dealer, and have a locksmith make you a duplicate of your key via the code number. This gives you a perfect key to use.