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It sounds like your shifter may not be seating into park correctly. You may want to try moving it back and forth from gear into park (occasionally, with a slight amount of force; you don't want to break anything). Verify that the key is not in the accessory position, and each time you switch to park, try to remove the key. I've also seen the key release ...


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Pin 16 on the ODB-II connector is specified as "Battery Power" or "Battery Positive". There will always be 12v power between pin 4 and 16. Note that pin 5 has "ground" in the description, but that is just for the communication signalling and not for power. The connector will always have power on these two pins regardless of the key position, and when you ...


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Three things I can think of: Do you have another key to try? May just not like the key you are trying. Is the steering wheel cocked at all, where there may be causing pressure on the key lock? Try giggling the steering column as you are trying to turn the key (assume you might have tried this, but don't know). Your locking mechanism may be frozen. You could ...


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Follow up 10/4/2017 Since the incident reported below, I had the car diagnosed by Toyota and, as expected, they recommend replacing the instrument display unit (5 weeks to get the part and ~$900 in costs). In the last month we have now experienced 3 more "no display" events and I have been able to get the display back using the following "improved" ...


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You need to jump start your car. Pop the hood. You'll see something like this: Inside the green circle is the positive jump point. Connect the red jumper cable clamp there first. Find an unpainted ground spot and attach your negative clamp there. Once connected to the donor car, you'll have power to do what you need ... either start the car, or pop the ...


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If you look up from underneath the steering column there is a hole where you can push a button or a tab to release the key with a srewdriver.


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The symptoms point to a failed Combination Meter. Besides the speedometer, it also controls the power off button and the dashboard lights (except the check engine light). Apparently it can also be rebuilt, but I could not find how is this repair done. There are some eBay ads of people who do it for about $150. It may resume working randomly. To stop the ...


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I think you are are referring to the steering/ignition lock. Once a vehicle is jacked-up off the ground, the suspension hangs lower & sags down slightly. Once the vehicle is let down onto the ground again the wheels grip the ground before the suspension has fully settled, this creates opposing forces between the tyres, wheels & steering mechanism. ...


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See my answer to another question. Pressure or movement on the wheels of the car can cause the steering wheel lock to bind up and prevent the key from turning. This seems totally normal.


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can I switch that electronic ignition starting with an old-school key? No. At least, not anywhere near 'easily'. That ignition switch, from what I can see, has about 13 low-current wires. At least a few of them are data lines (CAN bus!). It also directly controls the steering wheel lock (ESA lines). And another snippet: That's very different from an old-...


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My Subaru has push button start. If the car senses the key fob anywhere inside the car, I can not lock the doors. The fob has a mechanical key (#2 in pic below) that will open the driver's door. To lock my car with the fob inside, I put the fob without the mechanical key in a triple layer of tin foil inside a mint tin. After hiding that, out of sight, ...


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When this happens, the first thing to do is buy a Voltmeter. Test the battery (or lug it to the autostore where they can test it for free.) If you have the correct battery and the battery is resting at 12.6 V. The next thing to look at are the terminals and posts. Are they clean, if not buy a wire brush, baking soda wear kitchen gloves or get some ...


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you have pretty much diagnosed your own problem. The problem is the main key. You need to take the car to a dealership or qualified car locksmith, and they can reset the key code or replace the faulty key. whatever one is the issue. Probably will cost around eighty dollars, but if you lose the other key, you wont regret spending this money! Cheers Hutch


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Same problem, fixed it, details below. Toyota Sienna 2001 XLE. Issue: Key doesn't turn. Problem: Some of the tumblers in Toyota's ignition lock cylinder are split. These split tumblers don't go down when they should. For vid description, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxxwk9l9X9g Possible fix: Buy a new cylinder. However, if you have chip'd keys (...


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Here's the method if you don't have a scan tool. Note this is for a brand new key & ECM. Ensure SECURITY indicator light is flashing. SECURITY indicator is located on left side of instrument panel. Insert ignition key into ignition lock cylinder. Note that SECURITY indicator light should now remain on steady. Once ignition key registration is under ...


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GM Provides a flow chart to help you out. TL;DR The car probably doesn't think you're in park. Ignition Key Cannot Be Inserted, Rotated, or Removed from the Ignition Lock Cylinder Step Action Yes No 1) Ensure the transmission shift lever is in the PARK position and the steering column is NOT in the locked ...


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the higher end trims, which all come with keyless ignition So, I'm going to actually go against the crowd here and say, yes, this is completely manageable. Think about it- If they sell the same year model of Tacoma with a keyed ignition module, buy that. It should be designed to enable/disable roughly the same features as the "base model" that comes keyed. ...


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It is difficult to matchup keys only based on a picture. In my travels, I did find several Ilco blank keys that are similar in appearance to yours, I even found a few places that sell them online. It looks like a lot of non-interchangeable keys were used on Honda motorcycles of that era, even for the same model and year. This site has a lot of Honda ...


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Yes it can be done. There are various options depending on the fault. I have got around every fault the ignition module can give someway or another. If the key turns and but the steering lock doesn't unlock you can buy a emulator for this and wire it to ignition live or have it on a switch. If the key turns, the ignition turns on and the starter turns over ...


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If I'm understanding your description here, I'd say your biggest issue is a safety issue with your steering column. You really need to get it together correctly so you will not have issues driving it. This is not only your safety you need to be worried about here, but the safety of your passengers and other motorists as well. To answer your questions, though:...


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For your edification in case you want to try this. Here are the procedures for getting the vehicle to learn the new key. There are some disclaimers/actions you need to pay attention to, so read the entire procedure before you try to do this. If your key is a completely metal key, it will not have a chip inside of it. If it looks like the image below, it ...


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Goto the dealership If you goto the dealership for the manufacturer of your car you can bring some things with you to get a key, possibly. Drivers license, passport VIN Number of your vehicle Title of the car - with your name on it. The dealership can cut you key. IF your key needs to be programmed into your cars system you will need to get an authorized ...


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I posted this on Reddit, too and someone suggested just pulling the key out with pliers. I did and now the key goes in and out just fine! Who would've thought?


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Unfortunately, it looks like once the Ford PAT system has tripped, it needs a dealer to fix it...


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There is a Service Advisory from Toyota on this. I got my combo meter replaced on the 2007 Prius at Toyota's expense. I think there is a time and mileage limit for that. If you are within the limits, then Toyota will fix the issue for free and offer a free rental while the car is in the workshop


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I took my car in to Toyota and it was a bad combo meter they had to hold my car until the new meter came in because the mileage on the car had to match the new meter. They told me it would be around three weeks. Well it's been 5 weeks and now they tell me since my car is old the clips around the radio might be brittle and break and I would have to pay ...


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Brain dump, no real experience With keyless ignition, you have a key fob, some sensors that detect the key fob, and some sort of ECU that interprets the input from the sensors. If this whole setup is separate of the ECU/BCM, it might be easy to rip out and replace with the ignition switch. If it is integrated, you will need to find some way to trick the ...


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Automotive keyless entry systems typically operate at either 315MHz or 433MHz. If you use an RTL-SDR you can pickup the signals. There are also aftermarket antennas specifically tuned to pickup these signals. Depending on the transmitter, you may also be able to get an antenna+decoder pair that will decode/decrypt the (probably) encrypted signal. Despite ...


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The "Blade Thingy" is pretty much just that a flat blade that connects the ignition switch and wheel lock with the ignition lock cylinder. When you turn your key in the lock-cylinder it turns this actuator that then turns the ignition switch. You probably can not turn it with your pliers because your just not doing it right. Try grabbing it, pushing in and ...


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There is only the option to program out the VATS system in the ECM calpack. The VATS module is where the codes must match ... or rather the resistance of the keys resistor pellet. There are 15 "codes" that correspond to the following resistances (in Kohm).: 1 = 0.402 2 = 0.523 3 = 0.681 4 = 0.887 5 = 1.130 6 = 1.470 7 = 1.870 8 = 2.370 9 = 3.010 ...


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