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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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I broke a key off in the ignition, it is not the correct

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i broke a key off in the ignition
JA: Do you have a backup key? Maybe the emergency kind that fits in your wallet?
Customer: it is not the correct key
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2006 hhr
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: tried dental picks and attempting to replace the assembly
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: it was done intentionally to disable car
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Jesse Southard replied 1 year ago.

can you see the broken off key? if you can you may can use super glue and attach a tooth pick and get it out. unfortunately chances are it won't cooperate. You most liely will need to drill out the cylinder so you can turn it without a key so that you may remove the old cylinder and replace it. your dealer can recode new cylinder to the original key so you don't have 2 keys 1 for doors and 1 for locks. The new key will have to be learned to the vehicle in order for it to start and run correctly.