You'll have to take the whole ignition piece out in order to remove the broken key. I apparently jammed a bunch paper clips in my parents van when i was a kid and they had to take it to some place to get the whole thing removed.
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Remove the switch , by following (old post) the FSM under steering
for Ignition switch removal.
this act , unlocks the lock.
one other way, is to destroy the cylinder, (ask a thief) and turn the guts
until it unlocks,
SOUND LIKE IGNITION SWITCH KEYLOCK CYLINDER BROKEN. IN WHICH YOU CANT GET CAR OUT OF PARK.THE KEY LOCK CYLINDER BY TURNING THE KEY.IT MOVES A GEAR AND RACK ASSEMBLY THAT IN TURN MOVES THE IGNITION SWITCH ACTUATOR ROD AND PLUNGER TO VARIOUS POSITIONS REQUIRED FOR PERFORMING IGNITION SWITCH FUNCTIONS. IF KEYLOCK BROKEN YOU WONT BEABLE TO TURN IGNITION KEY OR GET CAR OUT OF PARK.
Hi Once the cowling around the ignition is removed, turn ignition switch to the first position (because the key is in the switch you should be able to rotate to the first position)
On the top side of the ignition barrel there is a spring loaded pin ( this pin is difficult to see and get at)
When you have located this pin press it in ( use the cranked end of an alen key )
While its pressed in pull out the ignition barrel with the broken key in it
when you have the barrel in your hand you will be able to get broken key out.
All the best with this problem
It sounds as if the rod or ignition key gear may be broken. The ignition switch is actually on top of the steering colume under the dash. The key turns a gear that is connected to a rod. The rod travels down to the actual electrical ignition switch. If you are not feeling any tension at all when you turn the key, either the rod or gear has broken. In either case the steering wheel all the way down to the key tumblers will need to taken apart. Hope this helps.
TRY ANOTHER KEY. COULD HAVE WRONG KEY .IF KEY STILL WONT GO INTO IGNITION SWITCH.SOUND LIKE KEYLOCK CYLINDER IS BROKEN OR ANOTHER KEY BROKEN OFF IN SWITCH KEEPING YOU FROM PUTTING ANOTHER KEY IN SWITCH.
I can think of two possible problems you might be having. One if you said you actually broke the key, if the key is really broken it might have an anti theft device and it such as a resistor or possibly a chip and if the key is damaged this could cause more resistance causing the key heat up. And if the ignition switches is located close to the keys cylinder you might have bad contacts at the switch or bad connection where the harness connects to the switch heating up this whole area and the key. Good luck.