08-09-2017, 05:41 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Summerville, SC
You may have crushed a wafer in the lock by turning the key/ignition with the wrong key.
Extracting the key may be the least of your worries at this point. If you get the wrong key out now, the correct key may not work with the bent/damaged wafers.
I quit doing auto locks as a locksmith years ago but we used to run across this situation on occasion. IF the key will turn to the ON position then remove the plastic shroud from around the column. May need some special tools like star screwdrivers.
Using a High Security Star bit remove the retainer screw from the ignition housing cylinder, and pull the battery cables off the battery.
Turn the key to the ON position and then remove the remaining screws in the ignition switch. It all may have to be removed as a group. You're most likely going to need a new cylinder and wafers for a replacement once you get the key out.
Honestly, as you can see, this is a job for a professional.
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