I have several keys (all the same cut) for my 1994 Toyota Camry - all will start the engine, but only one will unlock the door from the outside and none will open the trunk.

spauldin1
0

Asked by spauldin1 Mar 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM about the 1994 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

tenspeed
64,325

It has almost twenty year old tumblers. They are brass and wear out. Try moving the key up and down while turning.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tenspeed
64,325

Here's the basics of how they work. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_tumbler_lock) --- I used to work on the Rochester Products line that cut the keys and tumblers. We cut the same sets for ten cars, changed one notch (number) and cut ten more sets. Theory was that the cars were randomly spread all over the country so having the same key wouldn't matter. --- When I was a bag boy at the supermarket, occasionally people would try their key in the wrong truck and it would open because of the slop in the keys. When the stuff in the trunk was different, they realized that it was not their car.

Js08016
27,405

Perhaps the lock cylinder for the trunk has been changed. Or maybe the trunk lid was changed. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry
Looking for a Used Camry in your area?
CarGurus has 79,545 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,295.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 3,410
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,330
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord"
1,109 Great Deals out of 61,184 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,265 Great Deals out of 52,303 listings starting at $1,988
Used Nissan Altima"
1,373 Great Deals out of 84,606 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic"
990 Great Deals out of 63,202 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Avalon"
236 Great Deals out of 16,656 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Maxima"
447 Great Deals out of 13,931 listings starting at $1,800
Used Hyundai Sonata"
980 Great Deals out of 65,533 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tacoma"
568 Great Deals out of 24,350 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner"
311 Great Deals out of 9,725 listings starting at $1,595

Used Cars For Sale