Ignition lock cylinder

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    I'm trying to replace the ignition lock cylinder in my 94 Toyota pickup. The old one came out fine, but when I put the new one in, I can't turn the key to the "off" position. I know it's far enough in for the little button to drop down, I can hear it click into place. I can put the old one back in and it will turn to off, but the new one wont. I sent one back already because it did the same thing so I thought it was defective, but the new one I received today does the same thing.

    Thanks, Smitty
     
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    Did you try to move the steering wheel back and forth? Could possibly have something to due with the steering lock....?
     
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    I'll try that. Thanks.
     
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    Tried moving the steering wheel, no luck. The old lock still goes to "off".
     
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    I have noticed that even though this lock is listed for my truck, it is slightly different in its design and it does not slip in as easily as the old one, although it does go in with a little pressure. Has anyone used and after market lock cylinder in one of these truck before?

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    Most times Aftermarket parts do differ slightly from OEM; and I have seen where an aftermarket part doesn't work correctly even though it's for that vehicle. That's rare but does happen. Only other thing I could think of is either try a different brand or see if you can source a (NOS) OEM part.

    94 toyota pickup oem ignition cylinder in Ignition Systems | eBay
     
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    Thanks MikeG, I had a new key made by code and it seems to be working in the old lock. It still sticks sometimes when I take it out, meaning I have to tap it or the buzzer goes off as if the key were still in when I open the door. I've been applying a light weight oil and it seems to be helping with that issue. Other than that, the new key seems to have solved the original problem, for now.
     
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    Might just be all it will need. After 23 years of use and dirt getting in there a few (or more, lol) applications of oil cleaning and lubing it up could be all it needs.
     
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    For me its hard to trust aftermarket parts over oem. The are not made to the exact specs of oem but are a close copy of oem. Kinda like a copy replacement.
     
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