1996 Toyota 4Runner Key stuck in switch

Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 250,000 MILES
Sometimes the key won't come out of the ignition. Toyo suggested a new key cut using VIN number as original key worn down. New key now stuck. Any suggestions?
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 1:44 PM

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Tiny
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Try some liquid graphite maybe it will free up. If not looks like new key cylinder is in order.
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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The key won't always turn to the lock position. It stops at "ACC".
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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Looks like cylinder replacement time. Will you be attempting repair yourself?
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 2:26 PM
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I'd like to to save $$$$$. How difficult is this and will a cylinder from Auto Zone or Advance work?
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 2:33 PM
Tiny
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Does truck have an air bag in steering wheel I think it does. If so this would be a little more than a DYI should tackle. But if you do it you'll need a good wheel puller and on this site On Line Repair Manuals will be helpful. Also OEM is the best way to go for key cyl
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 2:38 PM

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