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2018/01/09 09:28:28 (permalink)
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Cant turn the ignition to start the car HELP Needed

just Wondering what are my options to fix it.
for the last three years every now and then the key would not turn till after playing with it and it will turn and start the car.
and now cant turn the key at all.
it only turn to a small click and that's it.
the key looks worn and did get new cut last year  but it didn't help.
i used D/W40 and graphite and still nothing. i called a locksmith and told me it could be the ignition switch but not sure.
just wondering if anyone had the same problem.
thanks  
 
post edited by Danti - 2018/01/19 11:37:26

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    REDMR2RED
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/13 20:38:49 (permalink)
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    Has it got a locking button? (AW11) mine does it occasionally, just have to press the locking button and the key turns.
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    Danti
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/13 21:46:12 (permalink)
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    No sw20 don’t have it.
    Still can’t get it to turn
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/13 23:16:30 (permalink)
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    can you get Toyota to cut a new key based on the code I wonder?

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    Danti
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/14 00:30:21 (permalink)
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    I’m trying to get the key code but Toyota can’t find it.
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/14 01:10:50 (permalink)
    +2 (2)
    You can get the key code off one of the door locks. Toyota can cut you a new key using this code.
     
    This thread has a little extra info.
     
    http://www.mr2oc.com/6-mk...640-mr2-key-codes.html

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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/14 16:05:45 (permalink)
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    Does it matter if I get the code from drivers door.
    I read a lot people get it from passenger side.
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/14 18:55:05 (permalink)
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    No idea man. Maybe start with the passenger side first. The pass lock might be slightly different to the driver side.

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    Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/14 20:38:06 (permalink)
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    The reason I ask my passenger door has a different key.
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/14 22:22:48 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you have no choice but to check the driver lock then. Does your ignition key work in the driver lock as well as the boot and glove box?

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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/15 23:16:57 (permalink)
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    Now I’m confused?
    Car came with two keys
    One key starts the car and work on drives door.
    And the 2nd key also starts the car and passenger door, boot. Glove box.
    Does this mean the 2nd is the original key
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/16 12:13:46 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    There is a valet and master key. Master opens everything and valet from memory only does the ignition and drivers door.

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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/19 11:30:53 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    It will be interesting to read whether a new key works in an old/worn switch. Especially since they are not cheap. Fingers crossed
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/19 12:35:04 (permalink)
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    well i spoke to two locksmith and both think it could be the ignition switch.
     
    so last night i was on it and trying to take the ignition barrel and the switch. 
    the car look like a mess by taking so many dash parts out.
    now im trying to find  a way to take the security snap bolts so i can free the barrel and remove it.
    any help will be great. 
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    Re: Cant turn the ignition to start the car 2018/01/19 13:46:42 (permalink)
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    I just had a look at my switch cause the instrument cluster is out of the car and there looks like a lot of steps to get it out. Did you get a fresh key cut ?  It's gamble ... are the locksmiths suggesting you replace tumbler and keys or maybe getting into it can fix it ?
     
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