This is a case where call came in as a key broken off in the ignition of a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van. With the key broken off halfway into the ignition the van could not be started it couldn’t be driven and it couldn’t be moved. I arrived and immediately set to looking into the ignition with some specialty locksmith tools and began to remove the broken part of the key from the ignition.
The broken portion of the key eventually came out of the ignition with some prying and some gentle manipulation of the ignition lock cylinder. No damage was done to the ignition during the extraction process so then I said about making a new replacement key blade.
The remote portion that also has the transponder chip in it was in good shape so all we need to do here was removed the broken part of the keyblade from the remote head key then cut our own new remote head key blade modify it and insert it into the remote head switchblade portion of the key.