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lost key
« on: 20 June 2018, 19:14:03 »

anybody got any great ideas how to remove the ignition barrel without the key ,,,,
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Re: lost key
« Reply #1 on: 20 June 2018, 19:16:15 »

Car Pass ;)
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Re: lost key
« Reply #2 on: 20 June 2018, 19:17:04 »

no car pass
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Re: lost key
« Reply #3 on: 20 June 2018, 19:17:58 »

V5, then car pass.
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Re: lost key
« Reply #4 on: 20 June 2018, 19:22:30 »

they key is not exactly lost , it broke half of it is in the barrel
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Re: lost key
« Reply #5 on: 20 June 2018, 19:25:12 »

Which in itself is suspicious... You might have started with that ::)

Has the key blade twisted out of the fob, or has it actually snapped?
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Re: lost key
« Reply #6 on: 20 June 2018, 19:30:41 »

its snapped in the barrel leaving me with  half of the key ,,
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Re: lost key
« Reply #7 on: 20 June 2018, 19:35:10 »

If you refit the remaining key into the barrel, can you turn it to position one?

Try both ways.
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Re: lost key
« Reply #8 on: 20 June 2018, 19:40:14 »

no. tried wiggling  but still no movement . but the ignition lock is not on 
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Re: lost key
« Reply #9 on: 20 June 2018, 19:48:14 »

no. tried wiggling  but still no movement . but the ignition lock is not on
It won't be until you remove the key ::)

Try again, but first do the following...

1. Remove the remote fob and place in a safe place... Plastic tub with lid or zip lock bag be best.
2. Remove the immobiliser chip and place with remote fob.

Then use a cold chisel/drift to tap the horseshoe and short blade into the barrel. Try turning it as you tap.

You aren't trying to hammer it out the other side, merely making sure that the key is home. Try turning it again.

Again try both ways.
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Re: lost key
« Reply #10 on: 20 June 2018, 20:06:13 »

No,, still no movement
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Re: lost key
« Reply #11 on: 20 June 2018, 20:33:06 »

Carefully drill it or swap the column out...

Of the top of my head, it's only held in by 2/4 bolts and a clamp to the steering box... All inside the car and top bolts readily accessed from behind the cluster.

Be easier to drill neatly on a bench/vice
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Re: lost key
« Reply #12 on: 20 June 2018, 20:51:42 »

ok thankyou ,, i appreciate your help ,, :y :y
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Re: lost key
« Reply #13 on: 20 June 2018, 21:07:35 »

Years ago, probably on a Senator, I got the key stuck in the barrel and could not turn it. Somehow I drilled down the middle of the key and lock - it was easy, all brass - and suddenly the lock fell to bits and I could turn the ignition on and off with a screwdriver. I think I had a spare lock and keys from a car scrapped earlier, and installed it. Come to think of it, I did a similar thing with an Omega, and taped the immobiliser chip to the lock surround, and everything then worked.
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Re: lost key
« Reply #14 on: 20 June 2018, 21:13:53 »

Carefully drill it or swap the column out...

Of the top of my head, it's only held in by 2/4 bolts and a clamp to the steering box... All inside the car and top bolts readily accessed from behind the cluster.

Be easier to drill neatly on a bench/vice

Are the bolts not shear headed bolts?  :-\
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