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.


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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


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.

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.


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

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?
CarGurus has 84,565 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,517.

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reputation 5,930
#2 FordNut
Reputation 3,560
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord"
917 Great Deals out of 74,155 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,104 Great Deals out of 71,636 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,138 Great Deals out of 82,136 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Civic"
786 Great Deals out of 57,652 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Avalon"
243 Great Deals out of 14,341 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima"
396 Great Deals out of 23,569 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata"
915 Great Deals out of 68,819 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
520 Great Deals out of 19,666 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota 4Runner"
352 Great Deals out of 12,587 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
43,643 listings starting at $23,490
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 7,362 listings starting at $13,999
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
205 Great Deals out of 6,538 listings starting at $11,990
2013 Toyota Camry For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 3,322 listings starting at $10,990
2012 Toyota Camry For Sale
292 Great Deals out of 7,844 listings starting at $9,688