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IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER

1990 Toyota Camry

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1990 Toyota Camry

i want to know how to take of the ignition lock cylinder so that I can replace it because it does not work any more I would really appreciate it if I could get some help as soon as possible
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P4lmero
March 3, 2009.



REMOVAL: Disconnect the negative battery cable. If equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before working on the vehicle.

CAUTION
Some models covered by this guidemay be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in.

Remove the lower steering column cover. Unfasten the ignition switch connector under the instrument panel.
Remove the screws which secure the upper and lower halves of the steering column cover.
Turn the lock cylinder to the ACC position with the ignition key.
Push the lock cylinder stop in with a small, round object (cotter pin, punch, etc.).
On some vehicles, it may be necessary to remove the steering wheel and combination switch first.

Withdraw the lock cylinder from the lock housing while depressing the stop tab.
To remove the ignition switch, unfasten its securing screws and withdraw the switch from the lock housing.

INSTALLATION: Align the locking cam with the hole in the ignition switch and insert the switch into the lock housing.
Secure the switch with its screw(s).
Make sure both the lock cylinder and column lock are in the ACC position. Slide the cylinder into the lock housing until the stop tab engages the hole in the lock.
Install the steering column covers.
Connect the ignition switch wiring.
Connect the negative battery cable.

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Ignition Cylinder Repair Completed on 1990 Camry DX 4 cyl with tilt steering column.

Grind down an allen wrench to poke into the release hole. The tool can be made from 1/16 allen key by cutting a short leg to 1/4 inch to reach between the bracket (tilt column) and lock holder to push the stopper.

Unless you are a contortionist, it is worth the effort to remove the seat.

Disconnect the negative battery cable.

There is No Need to remove the lower column plastic. (It's a real pain, has 6 screws, only 4 accessible without dropping the dash.)

I did not unfasten the ignition switch connector under the instrument panel.

Turn the lock cylinder to the ACC position with the ignition key.

Work through the bottom opening in lower column cover where the tilt levers are.

Withdraw the lock cylinder from the lock housing while depressing the stop tab with the modified allen wrench through the poke hole.

Don't buy a new cylinder - have a locksmith fix the old one. (New ones may not fit even if it looks identical)

I brought the cylinder to a locksmith and he charged me $25 total to fix it.

Tiny
1990-Camry-DX
Jan 19, 2013.