07-04-2012, 01:22 PM
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If half of your key is in place, do you still need your other half to start the car?
Leave the piece in place, it is still doing its job.
Use the other 1/2 of the key to start the car and then remove the half a key..
When done driving, use the other half a key to shut it off, take the 1/2 key with you..
You will still have a key!!
Okay, not great.. So, you need a more permanent fix.
Can you slide a thin wire all the way past the key to the bottom?
It needs to be a stiff wire that will hold a very small L shape at the end of the wire.
Slide the L at a 90degree angle all the way past the piece, then turn back 90degrees behind the tip of the broken piece.
Spray the path with WD40 and slowly pull the piece straight back.
Now you need a NEW KEY
Do not put a heavy ring of keys on the new one.
Puts too much pressure on the key and the ignition/lock
Last edited by Forever Corolla; 07-04-2012 at 01:25 PM.