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Old 12-08-2014, 06:23 AM   #11
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You may be able to CAREFULLY pry the bottom of the hatch opening downward to release the locks. It depends on how much gap there is between the bottom of the door and the bottom of the opening whether this will work. I did this once without causing any damage. Once you have it open you can remove the latch and take it to a locksmith or remove the key yourself on a bench.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:40 AM   #12
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Let the dealer fix it in the spring. Surely you can find another minor item that is needing attention under warranty so that you can make the trip worthwhile. The key and latch should be under warranty. I am sure yours is not the first one to break.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:15 AM   #13
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From inside the basement, use a couple of thin flat screw drivers and work the tongue of the latch up. The tongue is tapered on the basement side and should be easy to do. You could also do it from the outside with a small flat screw driver and a length of wire. Simply loop the wire around the tongue, use the screwdriver to raise the tongue, pull the wire tight to hold that position and continue to raise the tongue with the screwdriver and tightening the wire.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:56 PM   #14
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I've recomended using a small paper clip and bending a small hook or L on the end and work it under the key. Some times you can hook a tooth and pop the broke key out.
Seen it work before, don't know if it would help you or not.
Might also be able to solder a little piece of wire to it and pull it out too.

Just a couple ideas.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:42 PM   #15
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My nephew used a pen knife and a tooth pick. Slide them in on opposite side and pulled back. Took a few try's but he got us in. Just be gentle.


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Old 12-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #16
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Most keys are made of brass so a magnet will not work. If you could get a small enough drill bit and drill a small hole in the key. You then might be able to pull the key out with the dental pick. You have to pull the key straight out or it will jam in the key way.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:06 AM   #17
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I know this post is a little old but worth mentioning here. Easy way to get broke key out of lock is with a small coping saw blade. Some time you may need 2 saw blades but usually one will get it out of almost any lock. Just break the end or cut the saw blade keeper which is a little round pin on the end of the blade, then insert the blade next to the broken key turn saw teeth to the key and pull out key piece. It also helps to put some lube in the key hole first I use WD 40. Have goten many keys out this way over the years.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:29 PM   #18
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I know this post is a little old but worth mentioning here. Easy way to get broke key out of lock is with a small coping saw blade. Some time you may need 2 saw blades but usually one will get it out of almost any lock. Just break the end or cut the saw blade keeper which is a little round pin on the end of the blade, then insert the blade next to the broken key turn saw teeth to the key and pull out key piece. It also helps to put some lube in the key hole first I use WD 40. Have goten many keys out this way over the years.
X2 for the saw blade. I used one as described years ago and it did the trick.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:58 PM   #19
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Great idea.
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