View Full Version : key switch question

12-28-2006, 01:19 PM
can anybody take there key out on the 2nd gen toyota, when it in the acc postion. I can push the button in and pull it out, is this normal??

12-28-2006, 01:26 PM
Dude, that's a bonus! Crank the tunes with the doors open at the campsite without worrying about your junk gettin stolen! Y'know, unless every other toyota key works in there too.

12-28-2006, 01:32 PM
ya thats what i thought, i was just wondering if evey toy did this

12-28-2006, 01:32 PM
The only thing worse than a Toyota ignition is a Nissan ignition.
Alot of Toyota's have that problem.
When I was driving my Toyota and a freind had one we used to steal each others trucks cuz the ignitions where that bad.
Get a hiden kill switch or buy a new ignition from Toyota.
Those are your options.[cheers]

12-28-2006, 01:36 PM
i got a immoblizer, but my brother old toyota the key would fall out when driving [15][15][15][15][15]

12-28-2006, 02:55 PM
i can pull my key out, i can also use my door ker for ignition as well haha

12-28-2006, 03:39 PM
i can pull my key out, i can also use my door ker for ignition as well haha

door key as igniton? arent they the same key?

12-28-2006, 04:40 PM
not on mine

12-28-2006, 05:18 PM
hahaha, i know wherre you live,

12-28-2006, 05:49 PM
in my samurai if i can pull my key out with it started or whatever.... but you can start it with a screw driver if you try hard eanough

12-28-2006, 08:43 PM
hahaha, i know wherre you live,

go fuck yourself ill leave the doors unlocked

12-28-2006, 08:52 PM
hahah allright, i will wait till you got the highsteer, dual cases and chevys in rear

12-28-2006, 09:56 PM
that hi-steer may be coming very quick, plus another parts truck for 250, complete 83 with rusted frame haha

12-28-2006, 10:54 PM
I can pull the key out anytime, my nissan did the same thing.
If you have a different key for ignition and doors, one of them has been changed. the truck could have been stolen previously in its lifetime. I cant guess how many ignitions I have replaced in the bodyshop due to recovered vehicles.

12-28-2006, 10:57 PM
thats a chevy factory option yo.. hell dont even need the key....

12-28-2006, 11:53 PM
ive got 4 keys haha, one for ignition, one for passenger side door, one for driver door and one for fuel door

12-29-2006, 12:02 AM
hahaha nice, thats sucks

Amiel Voth
12-29-2006, 10:34 PM
That's normal. My keys always fell out when I hit washboard.

The worst is when you leave it in ACC instead of LOCK when you park the truck for a while. Gets to be hard to start the next time you need it...

My 87 and 83 both start with the same key.[36]

12-29-2006, 11:03 PM
only in the yota

12-30-2006, 02:05 AM
but hey at least i drive on pavement without daddy [33]

12-30-2006, 02:40 AM
but hey at least i drive on pavement without daddy [33]

uhhhh yea... BURN!

12-30-2006, 11:13 PM
my folks have 88 4x4 van and key falls out. Very similar to second gen truck

12-30-2006, 11:51 PM
i can if i want to, police wouldn't like it tho, what does that have to do with starting a yota with a weiser house key?

01-01-2007, 11:35 PM
Used to start my friends truck with ny key. His key would come out when started but not on my truck.

01-07-2007, 12:37 PM
Which button are you pushing? The one to allow you to turn the key completely to the off postion. Or the hidden pin that locks the mechanical part of the ign switch in place?

The lock set literally push in and click. To remove them your suposta put your key in, turn it to ACC, and then press this lock pin in while pulling on the key. This lock pin isnt visible with the plastic shroud on the colum.

If your just pushing the big black button on top of the colum and the lock set comes out, I would check to see if the lock pin has been sheered off.