Intro: Remove Broken Key From Deadbolt
Sorry. Not eloquent today.
Going to work. Closed door. Deadbolt. Key broke off.
Called locksmith. Need to drill. $200 labor. $40 parts. Disconnect.
Look online. "Deadbolt? Sucks to be you. Call a locksmith." Disconnect.
Step 1: Unlock
Tried multi-tool. No grip.
Tried tweezers. No grip.
Put end of tweezers against keyhole. Think drift punch. See picture.
Hit tweezers with multi-tool. Think hammer.
Cylinder rotated. Slightly. Kept doing. Deadbolt unlocked. Door opened.
Step 2: Unplug
Keyhole still full.
See last step. Rotate cylinder to key removal position. Tip of knife against top of key. Pry outward.
See last step. Rotate a tiny bit. Pry.
Repeat above until joyful. Spend $240 on something else.