Key tip broke off ignition

Went to start my '88 Marquis and it turns out someones been screwing with the ignition. Looks like a peice of key down in there (maybe 1/2 inch worth) was blocking my key from getting into the ignition.
I haven't called a locksmith yet. Do I have to tear up the key housing to get this thing out? Or just what?... Thanks Guys.
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Break a hacksaw blade, grind the back down to make a long thin strip with teeth on it. If you do it right the teeth will "saw" coming towards you. It will get the stub out.
Al
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And if you dont HAVE a grinder, now is the perfect time to justify the purchase of a small angle grinder; Ryobi, Makita make good ones.
You'll find it's one of your handiest items in your tools.
Get one that takes most common 4 or 4 1/2 inch cutting and grinding wheels.
PS - you can grind with a cutting wheel but cutting with a grinding wheel is a PITA.
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you pay..DEAL with it!
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Mission Accomplished.
Believe it or not I was able to gingerly shimmy it out with two tooth picks, lol...
She had not been cranked in a year solid.
The key peice came out,I slipped in my key and cranked it.. she fired the first time and purred like a dream. It happened that my favorite song came on the radio as it crunk, heck, the fuel guage was even on 1/2... life was good... ;)
Thanks fellas
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