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Old 03-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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ok i have a 2001 tundra and it never came with any keychain device for unlocking the doors. it is power locks and i have been unlocking the drivers side door manually for about 6 years now. Anyone have any problems with the actual lock barrel in the door failing. i have to wobble the key to try and get it to slide in to unlock the door. The passenger side door is as smooth as ever unlocking. i just dont want to have to unlock from the passenger side just to get in. my key is getting pretty rounded from years of use but i dont think thats the issue since ignition and passenger side work just fine. If i do need to replace the barrel should i take it to the toyota dealer or would a locksmith suffice?

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Old 03-09-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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Have you tried just replacing the key? It would be the much easier and cheaper fix if that worked.

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fixed it. the locksmith i called suggested trying some grease less lubricant first. i hit it with some LPS1 and presto! its working like a charm now. i am however going to get another key made soon before this one gets too rounded to use.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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If you go to a good lock smith, they should be able to get the factory cut from your VIN; better then trying to copy a worn key Glad it's working!

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I think you need to visit the company only not the locksmith for it.But if it is the problem of the key you can visit the locksmith...

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