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My 1987 Nizzan ZX ignition key broke in half . One half is still inside the trunk lock. Everybody is saying it will be very expensive to fix the problem. Any advice is appreciated

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Hello there,

Don't believe it.

When ever I'm called to extract a broken key there are two improvised tools that have never failed.

  • A coping saw blade
  • A cutting torch nozzle file
The coping saw blade actually needs to be broken so the ends are flat.
Insert is so when you pull it out, the teeth grab the key piece.

A torch file has several small diameter rasplike round files. They are small enough to to get in next to the key, abrasive enough to drag it out.

Take your time, use plenty of light (it helps) and be prepared to show off.

Best regards
Mike my 1987 Nizzan ZX - c4acb8d.gif

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