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
53,175

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
53,175

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
19,135

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 69,876 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,395.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,840
#2 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 1,470
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord"
1,446 Great Deals out of 64,227 listings starting at $1,089.41
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,401 Great Deals out of 53,722 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,847 Great Deals out of 78,628 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic"
1,009 Great Deals out of 55,957 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Avalon"
335 Great Deals out of 15,241 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Maxima"
690 Great Deals out of 19,528 listings starting at $1,499
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,220 Great Deals out of 57,331 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Tacoma"
532 Great Deals out of 21,012 listings starting at $2,199
Used Toyota 4Runner"
343 Great Deals out of 12,220 listings starting at $2,490

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
212 Great Deals out of 28,445 listings starting at $13,950
2013 Toyota Camry For Sale
240 Great Deals out of 4,992 listings starting at $13,587
2012 Toyota Camry For Sale
379 Great Deals out of 6,819 listings starting at $11,975
2011 Toyota Camry For Sale
388 Great Deals out of 6,416 listings starting at $8,994
2010 Toyota Camry For Sale
96 Great Deals out of 1,820 listings starting at $6,981