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The problem that i have is it getting increasing hard to unlock my car using the drivers door as the lock keeps jamming and i have to use the boot lock to unlock the car, does anyone know how this can be solved? my son has the exact same problem with his vw bora cheers

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  • sollets Nov 06, 2008

    I have a 2001 VW passat which has a hard unlock/lock problem when I try to open/close with a key. Can someone suggest what might be the problem and the possible solution.

  • swissmarkp Nov 13, 2008

    My rear door (to the rear cargo area) is also sticking. I can't get it open. How do I fix it and how do I get it open? (I'll try WD40 once I can get the dumb thing open!).

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Sounds like the lock is wearing. Easy to lubricate it with WD40. The lubricant will free up the lock mechanism [pins/slides] and it will help until the lock completely fails.

There are other potential solutions but this has the highest probability based upon the information you provided.

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When a lock such as the drivers door is used the most often. It will cause the rings in this case to wear. This lock does not have tumblers. A teflon based lube will help any situation. WD40 is a cleaner and will attract lots of dirt if not removed after cleaning whatever it is you sprayed it on.

For the Drivers door problem.
1.You could get a lock that is keyed the same as the others.
2. Use the key fob instead of the key.

For the trunk or Hatch. That lock is used the least.
1. Get a new key which is cut by code and not from the key you are having problems with.

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