Oil on the key works!! I was able to turn the key. Results may vary.This is a clearer view of what it looks like underneath. This 97
4runner had a stiff key ignition switch so i put a little bit of Machine oil on the key hole and was able to start the truck and move it until we got the replacement. (To remove the switch I used a hex wrench because it fit perfectly in the hole.) Sometimes thats all it needs is some lubricant but we werent gonna take our chances.Remember to disconnect the battery and work safely around your vehicle.This is a easy part to replace, read the instructions carefully and you will be successfull.Good luck.