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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Toyota
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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Driver side door wont accept key : no key fob. the ignition

Customer Question

driver side door wont accept key
JA: Any trouble turning the key in the ignition? Do you have a key fob?
Customer: no key fob. the ignition switch has been replaced. it is a 99 Rav4. sometimes the door locks work, sometimes not.
JA: What year is your RAV4?
Customer: 1999
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i hope so. i tried graphite, but am ready to get more aggressive
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: the key works fine in the passanger side and rear hatch
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** i will be assisting you

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

take the door panel apart and change it , if it is froze or broke on inside ,you want be able to turn it , you can try spraying with wd 40 thru the key hole with little plastic skiny tube that comes with the wd 40 can or buy like ( blaster brand its pretty good , if this stuff want get loose nothing will .) it and let her soak over night and try , if not take panel of and take it out and replace it you can buy on ebay

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok. thanks.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

Hope I was helpfull to you ,Let me know if you need anything esle on it

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

you welcome