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4716Re: [bmw e28] Key snapped inside door keyhole!

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  • BudBuilt
    Sep 21, 2006
      I have used a set of small hooked picks or tweezers to remove a broken key
      before. That might do it. Otherwise, you are correct, remove the lock
      cylinder and disassemble it on the bench.

      Or, you can move to a no crime area and leave it alone! :)
      Our van and truck both work with a screwdriver or ANY key! :(

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Angel Rodriguez" <hm_racing_pr@...>
      To: <bmwe28@...>
      Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 10:09 AM
      Subject: [bmw e28] Key snapped inside door keyhole!

      Yesterday, while opening my 88 E28, I apparently turned the key before
      sticking it in completely and the key snapped inside. Luckyly, I had
      a spare... inside the glove compartment!!

      After thinking about it, the solution was simple. I pushed the piece
      of the key into the cylinder with the house keys and turned it and
      Voila! The car opened.

      Now I have a problem, how do I remove the broken piece now? The car
      can now be opened by almost any flathead screwdriver and almost any key!!!

      I guess the whole lock cylinder has to come out from inside the door,
      right? Anyone everhad this problem?
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