Question about 1995 Volkswagen Jetta

2 Answers

Lost keys during snow storm. steering wheel locked aat 15 degrees

HOW DO I GET THE IGNITION CYLINDER OUT? WHAT PROCEDURES ARE INVOLVED WITH LITTLE OR NO TOOLS? I HAVE ALREADY HAD MY STEREO STOLEN AND I'M TRYING TO KEEP COSTS DOWN.CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS TORE A PATCH OUT OF MY REAREND.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

This is not the easiest thing in the world to do.
WARNING: on vehicles equipped with airbags always disable the airbag system before working in the vininity of the inpact sensors, steering column or insterment panel.
a new lock assembly shear bolt will be required.
disconnect the negative battery cable.
your radio was stolen so you dont need to worry about the stock antitheft codes
if you have airbags remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds trace the airbag wire back from the airbag contact unit and disconnect it at the wiring connector remove the steering wheel by prying the horn pad out from the center of the wheel and disconnect the horn wiring loosten and remove the steering wheel retaining nut mark the steering wheel and shaft for reassembly then remove the steering wheel by tuning side to side while pulling twords you dont use a hammer for this rotate the contact unit ring slightly so its wiring connector is at the bottom this will lock the contact unit in the central position and prevent it from being turned if you didnt remove the upper and lower column shrouds during the airbag removal do so now disconnect the wiring connectors from the steering column combination switches remove their retaining screws and remove both switch assemblies the lock assembly is secured with a shear bolt you can use a hammer and chissel to tap it around until it can be removed by hand or drill a holein it and use an easy out (screw extractor) disconnect the wiring harness the slide the lock assembly upwards and off the steering column with the lock assembly removed take out the retaining bolt and remove the ignition switch from the base of the lock assembly ther is no easy way to do this part so take the assembly to the dealer to have the cylender replaced or to a locksmith to have a key made.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 404 Answers

Aye Up!
Why are you taking the ignition out?
Pop along to your local Vw dealership with your Log book/Title proof of ownership and some form of identification and they'll get/cut a key for you.
I did this with my 95 Bmw 535Tds it was on the counter the following day correctly coded and only £17.50! Bargain with NO hassle.
Good Luck!
Paul 'W'
Onyer~EDson(:0) {#><U.K.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2007 cadillac dts key stuck in ignition and wont shift out of park


Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator
The vehicle it is equipped with a floor mounted console gear shifter, and has a ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column as an added safety feature. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator systems purpose is to prevent the steering wheel from being locked when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle may still be moving. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator system consists of the BCM, the lock cylinder relay, and the ignition lock cylinder control actuator. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded out to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when vehicle speed is above 5 mph for 15 seconds and the transmission is not in the Park position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the Park position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column. For situations where the vehicle must be towed, the system can be overridden by pressing a release button that is reached through an access hole located on the under side of the steering column. First, remove the black plug covering the hole.

Aug 09, 2015 | Cadillac Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My friend's steering wheel has locked up on her. Tried turning the steering wheel to the left and right while turning the key but it won't work.


This sounds like the cylinder lock is worn out or the key is worn, try another key and if that doesnt help then you will need to have the lock replaced. you can try spraying a little wd40 into the lock and then working the key to see if that will help. good day.

Apr 14, 2011 | 1992 Geo Storm

1 Answer

Big snow storm .pulled in driveway and turned ignition off. ignition will not turn. it is frozen


Try this- check to see if your wheels are straight. If the wheels are turned either direction it puts pressure on the mechanism that allows the key to turn. With the key in the ignition, sit in the drivers seat and try to turn the steering wheel to the right (it will only move slightly) while you hold the steering wheel try to turn the key. Then try the opposite direction.

Feb 25, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

How to change 1999 VW cabrio ignition lock cylinder. How do I get the cylinder out of the aluminum housing?


autozone.com has a free repair guide, see below

printpage_icon.gif


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1990-94 Cabriolet,1990-93 Fox, 1990-92 Golf and Jetta


0900c15280267f2b.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif

Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
  3. Remove the turn signal and wiper switches.
  4. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring.
  5. On some models, the hole in the lock body for removing the ignition lock cylinder was not drilled by Volkswagen. To make the hole, use the following measurements in conjunction with the illustrations. Drill the hole where "a" and "b" intersect on the lock body. The hole should be drilled 0.19 inch (3mm) deep
  6. Remove the lock cylinder by pushing a small drill bit or piece of wire into the hole and pulling the cylinder out. It might be easier to insert the ignition key, turn it to the right a little and pull on it.

To install:
  1. Insert the lock cylinder into the housing with the key in the cylinder.
  2. While gently turning the key side-to-side, press the cylinder in to the stop. It should click into place.
  3. Temporarily fit the steering wheel onto the splines, then make sure the column locks and unlocks smoothly.
  4. Install the switches, column covers, wiring and the steering wheel.
  5. Connect the battery cable.

1995-99 Cabrio, 1993-99 Golf and Jetta
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Center the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the air bag.
  4. Remove the steering column switches.
  5. If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, detach the shift lock cable from the lock cylinder housing.
  6. Remove the adapter sleeve from the steering column.
  7. Remove the spring and horn contact ring from the steering column assembly.
  8. Detach the sheer bolt.
  9. Insert the ignition key and unlock the cylinder, then detach the wiring connectors.
  10. Once all wiring has been detached, slide the housing off the steering column.
  11. Mark and drill the lock cylinder as shown and described in the above procedure.
  12. Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing.
  13. Put the new lock cylinder into the steering lock housing.
  14. Insert the key into the lock cylinder.
  15. While you gently turn the key, insert the lock cylinder fully into the housing.
  16. The rest of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


NOTE Always use a new shear pin when installing the lock cylinder.

Oct 08, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

1 Answer

Ignition switch is broke


Here are procedures for removing the ignitionlock assy. If equipped with SRS, extra care must be taken while removing ang installing to avoid damage to the SRS cable reel.

IGNITION SWITCH & LOCK CYLINDER
Removal
1. Remove steering wheel and combination switch (if necessary). Disconnect ignition switch harness connectors. If shear bolt studs are accessible, use a hacksaw to cut slots into exposed studs.

2. Remove studs using a screwdriver. If shear bolt studs are recessed or hard to reach with hacksaw, use a center punch on studs. Using a drill bit and screw extractor, remove studs. Place key in ACC position and remove ignition switch and lock cylinder.

Installation

To install, reverse removal procedure. Install NEW shear bolts. Tighten shear bolts finger tight. Ensure proper operation of ignition switch and lock cylinder. Tighten shear bolts until heads break off. Install combination switch, upper and lower steering column covers and steering wheel (if removed). Tighten steering wheel nut and Torx screws to specification.

Sep 26, 2010 | 1996 Toyota Avalon

2 Answers

My ignition is locked and will not turn. i am trying to replace the ignition but am having trouble figuring out how to remove it. do u have to take the steering wheel off and if so wont that mess up the...


You have to remove the steering wheel with a puller,and the lock plate ,with a lock plate remover tool,and the cancel for the turn signals,and then the turn signal switch,then you remove a screw on the right side about 2 o clock position,and the lock and key will slide out.

Jul 12, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Ignition and steering wheel on 1996 Corsica are locked.


Your key or the lock cylinder may be overly worn, to the extent that the key no longer moves the pins to the correct positions to allow the cylinder to rotate.

Assuming that the lock cylinder hasn't been progressively getting more difficult to turn, you may be able to aggressively rotate the steering wheel against the lock back and forth while attempting to rotate the key to disengage a frozen steering lock.

Dec 26, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Corsica

1 Answer

Key will not turn in my 1993 jaguar after son messed with door locks


Check the easy issues first.  If steering wheel is locked, it holds pressure on ignition cylinder making it very hard or impossible to turn.  With one hand trying the turn key in ignition cylinder, hold top of steering wheel and try to pull it left and or right, one direction will allow a little bit of movement, allowing the ignition cylinder to be released.  Keep me posted.

Jan 25, 2009 | 1994 Jaguar XJ6

2 Answers

Cant turn my key...


I think my wife had this same problem in my 99 Taco before. The key wouldn't turn in the ignition. I am in no way a mechanic but but try turning the steering wheel until it locks left or right then try turning the key. Once the steering wheel was locked the key was able to turn again. Not sure why it worked but it did the trick and never had this problem again.

Dec 16, 2008 | 1996 Toyota Tacoma

1 Answer

Replace ignition tumbler


STEP BY STEP Please Remember to Rate Me Thank You RejakWilson




WARNING: On vehicles equipped with Airbags, disable airbag system prior to performing service procedures.



  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove steering wheel as outlined under STEERING WHEEL procedure.
  3. Using a screwdriver, pry cover from housing.
  4. Using lock plate compressing No. J-23653 or equivalent, compress lock plate, and pry snap ring from groove on shaft, Fig. 5. Slowly release lock plate compressing tool, then remove tool and lock plate from shaft end.
  5. Slide canceling cam and upper bearing preload spring from end of shaft.
  6. Remove turn signal (multi-function) lever.
  7. Remove hazard warning knob retaining screw, button, spring and knob.
  8. Remove pivot arm.
  9. Wrap upper part of electrical connector with tape to prevent snagging of wires during switch removal.
  10. Remove switch retaining screws and pull switch up from column, guiding wire harness through column.
  11. Reverse procedure to install.



  1. Remove turn signal switch as outlined under TURN SIGNAL SWITCH.
  2. Remove buzzer switch and spring clip. On 1990-92 models, ignition key must be removed from lock to remove buzzer switch. On 1991-92 models, switch and spring clip are one assembly.
  3. Turn lock cylinder to Run position on 1989 models or Lock position on 1990-92 models, then remove lock cylinder retaining screw and the lock cylinder.
  4. To install, rotate lock cylinder to the stop while holding housing. Align cylinder key with keyway in housing, then push lock cylinder into housing until fully seated. Lock cylinder must be in Run position to install buzzer switch.
  5. Install lock cylinder retaining screw, then the buzzer switch, turn signal switch and steering wheel.

Aug 30, 2008 | 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Volkswagen Jetta Logo

621 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...