I put my key in the ignition and turn it and I can only get it about half-way to the "accessories" position. The "door open" warning then beeps. And I know my steering wheel is not locked. I can't even get my car into a shop. What do I do? Do you know how I can at least hot-wire it so I can take it into a shop?
1996 Toyota Corolla key won't turn on 1996 Toyota Corolla
by monotreme in Minneapolis, MN on September 01, 2010
ANSWER by Visitor on September 18, 2010
Your ignition key cylinder is worn out. You need to get a new one and replace it. Just happened to me. Cost me under $40 and a meal for my big brother to thank him.
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have replaced the distributor, igniter,& crankshaft position sensor. The coil will fire once when you release the key after turning the engine over.