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Old 03-11-10, 08:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy 1990 lexus ls 400 ( ignition lock cylinder) how to remove old & replace with new,HELP

nothing is wrong with it at all ( my ignition lock cylinder) just purchased this car, it only had one key, but the person i bought it from had already purchased a new iginition lock cylinder with 2 new keys that go to it. i want to replace the old 1 with the new 1 but do not no how. i have remove front surrounding panel & can clearly see ignition lock cylinder but do not no how to remove it ( looks like it would just slide out but dont no< can someone please send me some pointer or directions? please ( you may contact me by my blackberry email with any directions) latoyarcarter12@sprint.blackberry.net
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Old 03-11-10, 11:01 AM   #2
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Your door lock cylinders are not going to match your ignition after the changeout.....
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Old 03-11-10, 08:00 PM   #3
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Remove trim around lock cylinder and put key in acc position,then push button on top of lock cylinder with a scribe and pull on lock cylinder. Removal is the same as install but backwards. Pics sent to blackberry
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Old 01-03-11, 09:49 AM   #4
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What if you can't turn the key to the ACC position? I have a 1991 Lexus and can't turn the key. Any suggestions? Also, can you confirm the where the button is and how to depress it? I wasn't able to identify this button. I can send a picture if it is helpful.
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Old 01-03-11, 11:05 AM   #5
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are u sure that key is made for that car?
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Old 01-03-11, 12:08 PM   #6
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Yes, the key worked for a year, slowly went bad.
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Old 01-03-11, 12:18 PM   #7
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possibly its worn down?
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Old 01-03-11, 03:16 PM   #8
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so you're POSITIVE that the steering wheel lock isnt engaged...
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Old 12-20-11, 02:52 PM   #9
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hello i also have a 1990 lexus ls 400 and am having the same problem and was wondering if you guys can help me
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Old 12-20-11, 05:46 PM   #10
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describe your problem in detail, and we will see.
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Old 08-28-12, 08:17 AM   #11
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Having the same issue , I need to replace the ignition key switch.

Key will not turn , how do I remove and replace the ignition switch .

Steering wheel is not locked , and WILL TURN

Key is on acc , where is pin lock to remove the whole component
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Old 08-28-12, 08:36 AM   #12
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This is from a 430 but is probably similar. It was mentioned that the key needed to be in the acc position to press in the pin.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls43...ylinder-2.html
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Old 12-15-12, 07:16 PM   #13
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my steering is not locked, and i can not turn key to the acc position. can any one tell me how to replace the ignition with this situation?
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help...my ls 400 ign switch is locked in the acc ...the wheel turn freely...do I need a hammer :confused.....
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Old 05-23-14, 09:43 PM   #15
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hi..i hv the same prob. did u get the diagnos.
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