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Remove broken key from gm ignition lock

Key is broken off half in cly.

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Physically removing a piece of an ignition key from the tumbler is practically impossible. The tumbler is filled with spring loaded tabs which raise and lower against EVERY notch on a key. That resistance will fight your every motion as you try to back the key remnant out. As one tab releases, the next in line raises into the vacancy just created. GM, even with the "fob"/ chip installed in most of their keys, also put greater anti-theft detail into their ignition tumblers. IF this is an ignition lock that has a chip sensor, the practical repair is a complete key/tumbler replacement. This isn't a DIY repair. It will involve removing the steering wheel and column covers, air bag, AND re-coding the vehicle computer to accept and recognize the new key/chip code. The re-coding CAN be done at home. Immediately after the new tumbler is installed, leaving the ignition in the "run" position for 1 hour, will re-code the antitheft in the computer.

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SOURCE: Want to remove the ignition lock cylinder since a broken key is stuck inside.

get a phillipshead un do about 4 screws from underneath plastic cover which hides steering colume. remove cover you will see white plug on the left hand side of ignition barrel disconect.then right hand side there will be acable disconect.now get a small chissel and anti clockwise tap bolts which have no heads on them that are on top of steering colume when they are alittle bit lose use plyers its easier pull bolts out clamp will then come of and then you can pull whole ignition of. now there is 2 brass pins which hold barrel in ignition up near the key end remove and barrel will come out but it might be easier to take whole ignition to locksmith and get them to do it and get new key for around 30 bucks i did a mates about couple months ago seeya orangepeel.

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SOURCE: Broken key in ignition lock on a Kia Shuma 2000

u will need a new ignition in it

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SOURCE: how to replace a ignition lock cylinder for a 1999

youve been passlok screwed// patience and a lot of coffee its hard to explain this thing but with some staring and thought its not that hard also type in relearn procedure for this car in your browser make sure you typ every thing about it

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SOURCE: my ignition key has broken in half and lodged in

try a magnet and a pick or paper clip to get it out.

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gm has a problem with there ign lock cylinder. how about contacting gm assistance and asking for some help with the expense. did you try to get the key fragment out with a small pick type tool?

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