Key Interlock System

A camshaft is provided at the end of the key cylinder rotor. This camshaft has a cam with the cut-out portion of its stroke from the ACC position to the ON or Start position. The pin of the key lock solenoid protrudes out against the cam when the current is on and is pulled back by the return spring when the current is off.

When the shift lever is shifted to a range other than the P range, current flows from the computer to the key lock solenoid, causing the pin to protrude out. If the key cylinder is turned with the pin in this position, it can be turned to the ACC position but cannot be turned further, due to the pin pushing against the cam. This prevents the key cylinder from being turned to the Lock position.

The current to the key lock solenoid is cut off when the shift lever is shifted to the P range and the pin is pulled back by the return spring. This allows the key cylinder to be turned to the Lock position, and the key can be removed.

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