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If a small piece of the ingition key cylinder broke off and is now lodged deep in the key cylinder, how do I remove it for replacement? The key does not completely insert, since the piece is lodged in there.

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You can remove the lock cylinder and try to knock the piece out. You need to turn the key to the on position and then insert a small pin in the hole on the side of the lock cylinder so you can pull out the lock cylinder. A large paper clip would work.

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