Question about 1999 Volkswagen Passat
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.
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Posted on Sep 29, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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