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 Post subject: Key broken in lock.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:20 pm 
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I was unlocking my passenger door this weekend and the tip of my key broke off inside the lock! :thwack: Any ideas on how to get that sucker out? I was trying to use a magnet, but the little piece of metal that you push out of the way with the key gets in the way. I saw some sort of key retrieval systems online has anyone used one of those with any sort of success? If I take the door apart and go at the lock from the inside is there a way to push it back out?

Any creative ideas would be greatly appreciated! Fortunately it wasn't the drivers side door and I do have a spare key, which I promptly made more of just in case! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Key broken in lock.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:40 pm 
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just the tip?

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 Post subject: Re: Key broken in lock.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:07 pm 
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beachedbru wrote:
just the tip?


Yep thats right. I know it is weird I've never had that happen before...
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 Post subject: Re: Key broken in lock.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:11 am 
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Try with two very thin rigid metal wires or rods (Bicycle spokes, for example) make a small cut at the tips to make a hook, and carefully try to take the tip out. It should get the job done, but If this doesn't work, remove the lock from the handle and dissasemble it. This happened to me years ago in my Samurai, but luckily I could put it out without dissassembly.
I Hope this helps. Greetings.

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 Post subject: Re: Key broken in lock.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:10 pm 
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A drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, enters a confessional box, sits down but says nothing.The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention but the drunk just sits there.Finally the Priest pounds three times on the wall.The drunk replies, "ain't no use knockin, there's no paper on this side either."


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