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Old 11-07-2004, 08:59 PM   #11
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I used tweezers. My key broke right there, and was easy to get out. However why did the key break? If it broke because the ignition lock is stuck, you will need to replace it. That happend to me, and unfortunatly I had to replace it. However I know I will not have any problems anytime soon. At least as far as the ignition cylinder goes..


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The ignition isn't on the column, it is on the dashboard. The key is broken flush with the ignition. I tried tweezers and just couldn't get a good enough grip on it. I am letting Jeff worry about it. My hands hurt from trying to MacGuyver that dumb key outta there.
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Although it sounds like you are at least throwing in the towel for now, I'd just like to make the suggestion that you buy some really tiny, tiny jewelry pliers-if you don't have them. They are much smaller then your regular needlenoser pliers which should do the job despite the fact that they are really pretty lightweight (they break easy sometimes).
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Ignition switches mounted in the dash are alot easier to remove than if it was in the column. I'd remove the entire switch at this point.
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use a paper clip or a needle. be careful with the needle so you wont stick yourself though
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My son got the key out when he came home from work. He used some tiny, tiny screwdrivers and a knife and it came right out. I am relieved. I just bought this key last night at Lowe'* and when I called them about it they said they would be happy to redo the key but I don't trust the quality of their keys. I guess I'll use Walmart or the hardware store from now on.
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what brand was it

i cut about 2000 keys at ace hardware...we used hillman..never had and problems
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what brand was it

i cut about 2000 keys at ace hardware...we used hillman..never had and problems
It is called : Axxess+
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Half the keys in my pocket say Axxess on them. They seem to bend easily and wear fast too. I got these at Wal Mart. Sometimes when I need a key and have time I go to the GM dealer, but most of the time Wal Mart is faster.

Do you have mobile locksmiths in your area? Last time I needed one for the same thing, he was the most economical alternative to anything else. 54 bucks and 20 mins, I had a new key and tumbler set in our Bonneys column, and he came to the house to boot.
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Half the keys in my pocket say Axxess on them. They seem to bend easily and wear fast too. I got these at Wal Mart. Sometimes when I need a key and have time I go to the GM dealer, but most of the time Wal Mart is faster.

Do you have mobile locksmiths in your area? Last time I needed one for the same thing, he was the most economical alternative to anything else. 54 bucks and 20 mins, I had a new key and tumbler set in our Bonneys column, and he came to the house to boot.
We do have mobile locksmiths but I don't always have mobile money I'm just glad this is taken care of.
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