Having problems with your 1994 Toyota Camry ?

My key will not go into the lock position and come out of the ignition. Key will come ou t after the battery has totally died. As soon as it is jumped it will not come out. It;s like the gear shift is not telling the ignition that the car is in park.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-05-2019

Answers :

Are you check the NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH ? The neutral safety switch is connected to the throttle cable and the \015\012manual shift lever on the transaxle. The switch, in addition to \015\012preventing vehicle start with the transaxle in gear, also actuates the \015\012back-up warning lights.

(see Figures 1 and 2 - click for zoom)

\015\012\015\012\015\012Fig. 1: View of the neutral safety switch, located on the driver's side of the transaxle\015\012
  1. \015\012Disconect the neutral start switch harness.\015\012
  2. \015\012
  3. \015\012With a pair of needle nose pliers, remove the clip that connects the manual control cable to the manual shift lever.\015\012
\015\012\015\012\015\012Fig. 2: Exploded view of the switch mounting\015\012
  1. \015\012Unstake the lock nut and remove the manual shift lever.\015\012
  2. \015\012
  3. \015\012Remove the neutral start switch with the seal gasket.
\015\012\015\012To install:
  1. \015\012Install the neutral start switch making sure that the lip of the seal gasket is facing inward.\015\012
  2. \015\012
  3. \015\012Install the manual shift lever.\015\012
  4. \015\012
  5. \015\012Install the locknut and tighten to 61 inch lbs. (7 Nm). Stake the nut with the locking plate.\015\012
  6. \015\012
  7. \015\012Connect the switch harness. Adjust the neutral start switch.\015\012
  8. \015\012
  9. \015\012Connect the transmission shift cable and install the clip.\015\012
  10. \015\012
  11. \015\012Adjust the transmission shift cable.\015\012
  12. \015\012
  13. \015\012Check the operation of the switch and adjust as necessary.\015\012
\015\012ADJUSTMENT(see Figures 3 and 4)
If the engine starts with the shift selector in any position except Park or Neutral, adjust the switch as follows:
  1. \015\012Loosen the two neutral start switch retaining bolts and move the shift selector to the Neutral range.\015\012
  2. \015\012
  3. \015\012On 1983-85 vehicles, disconnect the neutral start switch harness \015\012and attach an ohmmeter across the terminals. Adjust the switch to the \015\012point at which there is continuity across the terminals.\015\012
  4. \015\012
  5. \015\012On 1986-96 vehicles, align the groove and the neutral basic line. \015\012Maintain the alignment and tighten the bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).\015\012
\015\012\015\012\015\012Fig. 3: Loosen the park/neutral switch bolt and set the lever to the Neutral position\015\012
\015\012\015\012\015\012Fig. 4: Align the groove and the neutral basic line, then tighten the bolt

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Have u replaced the battery yet? if not do so and see if that corrects it.
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