Toyota Camry 2003; when I take my key out dash lights stay on and it will not lock, because it still thinks it on.I think that it might be my ignition switch is bad. HELP!!!

Asked by Mar 26, 2015 at 08:20 AM about the 2003 Toyota Camry XLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I get out of my car and take my key out, car wont lock, I used to just stick the key
back in and restart it and turn it off and it would be back to normal, Now lights just don"t
turn off when I turn the key. So I can not lock it.

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Squirt some WD-40 onto your key and work it back and forth in your ignition switch. You may have a couple of stuck tumblers in the switch. Did you happen to notice if your headlights are on also?

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