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Old 08-29-2015, 05:29 AM   #1
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Broke my only key in the ignition

Any suggestions on how to get it out? I can't even see the key in the slot it's down deep in there...anybody got any homemade tricks?
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:08 AM   #2
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Any suggestions on how to get it out? I can't even see the key in the slot it's down deep in there...anybody got any homemade tricks?
I've gotten one out of a truck ignition using the swivel tool that's on finger nail clippers. Also bent paper clips helped.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:28 AM   #3
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Hey at least you can't lose it again like malibu LOL
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:28 AM   #4
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But seriously, I have no idea. I would be raging.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:35 AM   #5
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Just throw a ignition bypass in it.. Who needs a key jk jk but dam that dude that sucks I'm at a loss as to advice let us know what happens.. Maybe a locksmith??
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Old 08-29-2015, 08:31 AM   #6
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Pick bike up, hold upside down, and shake it out lol
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easy way for you but not easy on the pocket is to remove the ignition and just take it to a locksmith shop. this way they don't have to travel to you and they should be able to get it out and possibly make a new one.

My other recommendation is still to remove the ignition and find the smallest paper clips you can and try to finagle it out.
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This also may be cheaper who knows
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That always scares me with only 1 key. Maybe go on eBay and find someone selling a lock set and buy the whole thing and swap yours out. Can you turn the ignition on and off with the broken off key in there?
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Any suggestions on how to get it out? I can't even see the key in the slot it's down deep in there...anybody got any homemade tricks?
Strong magnet? Small picks? N2B that sucks.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:22 PM   #11
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I think I'm gonna try the paper clip and magnet deal

Thanks for the replies guys!
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That sucks dude...only thing I can think of would be to remove the lock mechanism and take it to a locksmith as others have suggested...
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Top part of key / very small dab of super glue... push broken part in..keep pushing for a minute, hope glue takes/holds.. I've done it on a house lock..it worked.. (on like 4th try)

Magnet won't hold it...sadly!

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Pick bike up, hold upside down, and shake it out lol
Don't forget to drain the fluids first or you will end up with gas and oil everywhere.
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UPDATE:

called AAA roadside service..said the issue was for my vehicle...send out a third party locksmith...guy showed up asking for the vehicle and I told him no it's actually for a different vehicle, he was cool with it....got the key out..didn't charge me a dime
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Haha, wow. Nice gamble. How did he do it?
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called AAA roadside service..said the issue was for my vehicle...send out a third party locksmith...guy showed up asking for the vehicle and I told him no it's actually for a different vehicle, he was cool with it....got the key out..didn't charge me a dime
I'm so curious!! How did he do it
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He pretty much just fished for it with some sort of pick...only took him about 10min...I was like YES!!!
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I had a friend who knew a bit about keys. He told me the reason most keys break, is that if the key is even slightly bent, the torque applied to the blade is much more than if the key was straight and it weakens the metal much faster. So check your key for straightness, if it isn't maybe take it to a key place and see if they can straighten it for you.
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I had a friend who knew a bit about keys. He told me the reason most keys break, is that if the key is even slightly bent, the torque applied to the blade is much more than if the key was straight and it weakens the metal much faster. So check your key for straightness, if it isn't maybe take it to a key place and see if they can straighten it for you.
Good advice my key is a little bent change it
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