Broken Key


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Old 05-25-07, 07:11 AM
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Broken Key

My key broke off in half inside of my driver side door yesterday. Now I must get in through the passenger side. Is there a way to remove that with a special tool or getting a locksmith or chalking it up to damage control. It is a 91 so I do not have auto locks or keyless entry. Please help?
 
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Old 05-25-07, 07:19 AM
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If you can get a strong enough magnet, that may work to get it it.

If that does not work, you will probably have to replace that lock.
 
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Old 05-25-07, 11:28 AM
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I think it is unlikely that any auto key would be magnetic.
 
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Old 05-25-07, 12:24 PM
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Some help:

http://www.sqlhelper.net/html/Home_Improvement/03/Broken_Key_Removal__Pin_Tumbler_Locks__7719.html

http://www.goldkeyselect.com/brokenkey.php
 
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Old 05-25-07, 12:43 PM
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Thank you everyone, I have some sense of direction now and will work on this wknd! Cheers!
 
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Well.. If you can see the broken end of the key in there you might try a hair pin with a touch of quick set JB Weld on it. Prop the little gate open with a toothpick, hold the pin on it long enough to stick tight and it may get it out for you.

I've never done this, but I would really like to see someone try it.

Hope this helps,

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Of course, you didn't specific a 1991 *what*.
On many cars (like my T-Bird), the lock is held in place by a spring clip that slides through a slot in the door jamb. Open the door, pry the clip out, and the whole lock falls into my hand. 2-minute job. Yours may be different.
 
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put a little super glue on the other part of the key, insert the key, wait a few, remove old key. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 05-26-07, 06:28 AM
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I would try that as a last resort in case you err with the glue and end up with it permanently glued into the keyslot.
 
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I would suggest paying a locksmith to remove the key before using super glue.
 
 

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