1994 camry turck lock can't be unlocked with the key

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Old 11 Sep 2011, 04:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1994 camry turck lock can't be unlocked with the key

I just replaced my exterior door handle at driver side recently. I don't think it's related but my truck lock stopped working yesterday. The key does not turn like it's stuck. There was no other incident before. I never had problem using it before. It just suddenly stopped working. I can still release the truck by using the handle by the driver's seat. What could be the problem? How can I fix it?

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Old 11 Sep 2011, 04:50 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You're not using the "valet key" are you? It will not open the trunk.
Happened to me. My guess otherwise key may be badly worn.

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"cpliu" <spamfreeliu@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I just replaced my exterior door handle at driver side recently. I don't
> think it's related but my truck lock stopped working yesterday. The key
> does not turn like it's stuck. There was no other incident before. I never
> had problem using it before. It just suddenly stopped working. I can still
> release the truck by using the handle by the driver's seat. What could be
> the problem? How can I fix it?
>
> THANKS for help,
>

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Old 11 Sep 2011, 05:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it to open my trunk for many years.
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Old 11 Sep 2011, 05:52 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On my 2002 Camry the valet key is grey plastic and the regular is black
plastic. They both have electronic key security chip inside.
Don't know about the '94



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> Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it
> to open my trunk for many years.
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Old 11 Sep 2011, 06:06 pm   #5 (permalink)
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94 probably does not have that. I will try it with another key when I get home.

Thanks!
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Old 11 Sep 2011, 11:35 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:11:00 -0700 (PDT), cpliu
<spamfreeliu@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it to open my trunk for many years.


If it opens the trunk, it's not a valet key. The valet key is meant
to keep the valets out of your turnk.

I think all the keys that come with the car have plastic covering the
handle, but I made a copy of the master key today that works for the
turnk, the glove box, and the doors. Just in case I lose my
chip-laden keys, or lock them in the car.

Like with a "wet paint" sign I have a trenemdous desire to try the
key in the ignition, even though unless the car is broken, it won't
work. The key guy at home depot insisted the car might refuse to
release a non-chip key? Any truth to that?

What about cars made in 2000 specifically?
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Old 13 Sep 2011, 09:54 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Never heard of such a thing as non-releasing the key....




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> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:11:00 -0700 (PDT), cpliu
> <spamfreeliu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it
>>to open my trunk for many years.

>
> If it opens the trunk, it's not a valet key. The valet key is meant
> to keep the valets out of your turnk.
>
> I think all the keys that come with the car have plastic covering the
> handle, but I made a copy of the master key today that works for the
> turnk, the glove box, and the doors. Just in case I lose my
> chip-laden keys, or lock them in the car.
>
> Like with a "wet paint" sign I have a trenemdous desire to try the
> key in the ignition, even though unless the car is broken, it won't
> work. The key guy at home depot insisted the car might refuse to
> release a non-chip key? Any truth to that?
>
> What about cars made in 2000 specifically?
>

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Old 14 Sep 2011, 05:42 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"micky" <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:11:00 -0700 (PDT), cpliu
> <spamfreeliu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it
>>to open my trunk for many years.

>
> If it opens the trunk, it's not a valet key. The valet key is meant
> to keep the valets out of your turnk.
>


As many cars have a trunk release just inside the drivers door, how is that
going to keep the valet out of the trunk ?
Shold not say it, but sounds like the governments reasons for things.


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Old 14 Sep 2011, 07:38 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:42:50 -0400, "Ralph Mowery"
<rmowery28146@earthlink.net> wrote:

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>"micky" <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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>> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:11:00 -0700 (PDT), cpliu
>> <spamfreeliu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it
>>>to open my trunk for many years.

>>
>> If it opens the trunk, it's not a valet key. The valet key is meant
>> to keep the valets out of your turnk.
>>

>
>As many cars have a trunk release just inside the drivers door, how is that
>going to keep the valet out of the trunk ?
>Shold not say it, but sounds like the governments reasons for things.


Both my '95 Lebaron and my 2000 Solara had that, but for both it could
be disabled. I liked the LeBaron better, because one flick of the
lever in the trunk disabled it until I flicked it back. For the
Solara, I have to turn the key an extra 90 degrees clockwise and back
every time.

OTOH, the LeBarron valet key had the same profile as the "master" key,
but it was made on a different blank. If a valet, or auto-shop guy
knew that, he could go to a place that mkaes keys and copy the valiet
key to a master blank, and he'd have a master key.

But the real reaosn I disable my trunk lock is because with a
convertible, they can just reach over the door and unlock the trunk
otherwise.

In the last car I put in an electric trunk release that only works
when the ignition is on. or ACC. That made it like the '88 Lebaron.
I can't afford places that have valets anyhow. And I don't keep
diamonds in the trunk but I don't want some passerby going trough my
trunk.

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Old 16 Sep 2011, 08:58 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:54:44 -0400, "jerryj" <theom@hotmail.net>
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>Never heard of such a thing as non-releasing the key....


Thanks, I guess he was wrong. He was very sure, but maybe he was
thinking of all the other things one can't do anymore, like iirc take
the key out if the car isn't in Park (or neutral?) , or shift out of
Park without putting a foot on the brake.
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>> On Sun, 11 Sep 2011 15:11:00 -0700 (PDT), cpliu
>> <spamfreeliu@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Is valet key the one without the black plastic at the handle? I've used it
>>>to open my trunk for many years.

>>
>> If it opens the trunk, it's not a valet key. The valet key is meant
>> to keep the valets out of your turnk.
>>
>> I think all the keys that come with the car have plastic covering the
>> handle, but I made a copy of the master key today that works for the
>> turnk, the glove box, and the doors. Just in case I lose my
>> chip-laden keys, or lock them in the car.
>>
>> Like with a "wet paint" sign I have a trenemdous desire to try the
>> key in the ignition, even though unless the car is broken, it won't
>> work. The key guy at home depot insisted the car might refuse to
>> release a non-chip key? Any truth to that?
>>
>> What about cars made in 2000 specifically?
>>


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