92 Camry Key won't unlock/start

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Old 31 Oct 2004, 12:28 pm   #1 (permalink)
mcjohn
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Default 92 Camry Key won't unlock/start

The key for my 92 Camry will not turn. It will unlock the steering column,
but will not turn to even the "ACC" mark. Does anyone have an idea as to
how much a new ignition will cost, including labor?

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Old 31 Oct 2004, 05:45 pm   #2 (permalink)
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They sometimes stick a shot of
silicone spray and work the key a few
times to loosen it up.
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Old 01 Nov 2004, 07:16 am   #3 (permalink)
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"mcjohn" <mcjohn75@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<b50937d847e2761a7a889b8170a41123@localhost.t alkaboutautos.com>...
> The key for my 92 Camry will not turn.


Do you have the original key code?

Even without it, dealer may be able to work from the vin# to recreate
original key profile.
Had a new key cut with the original profile as preventative
maintenance last year, didn't even look like the same key, due to wear
on the original, but they assured me that was the correct profile.
Shortly thereafter, I dropped my keys on a concrete garage floor,
broke the plastic top, and substituted the replacement. Works fine.
Common advice for a key that sticks in the ignition: try a new key.
Keys wear down with use.
Mechanic told me this on my 1977 Toyota truck, and I already had
spares for it - also still working fine.
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Old 01 Nov 2004, 07:21 am   #4 (permalink)
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"mcjohn" <mcjohn75@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<b50937d847e2761a7a889b8170a41123@localhost.t alkaboutautos.com>...
> The key for my 92 Camry will not turn.


Part II

I also use a small aerosol can of graphited lock spray I've had since
1976 with a curved plastic spray tube. Got it a Pep Boys. Still half
full.
Carrier oil and graphite. Works on household locks, too. And gets
applied to the car locks maybe once a year.
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Old 01 Nov 2004, 02:18 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Yes dirt in the lock and a worn key address both issues

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