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98 VW jetta: key wont turn in hole

In the past few weeks, when i get in my car and put the key in the ignition, it will slide in but will NOT turn right or left- not even a little bit and the wheel will be locked. im afraid to break my key because i try to twist it so hard but nothing works. only after about 10-12 tries it will just turn over. HELP

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Get some graphite or lock oil and put it into the ignition.This should help alot,Also if you try to turn the steering wheel while turning the key it will releave the pressure on the wheel lock and this helps as well (when the wheel is locked, you should only be able to move it a little bit in one direction)

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