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Keys no longer work

What would cause my key not to work in the ignition of 96 VW Passat? For a long time my key would work intermittently - i would put it in and turn or have to take it out and put in again until it would work;it is as if the lock cylinders are off or something; then this morning i had to try all 3 of the keys i had for the car and NONE of them worked at ALL. It was as if i had the wrong key for the car! I have been the only owner. Any ideas or suggestions!?
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  • posey969 Mar 16, 2009

    The problem is the STEERING wheel locks up - and the keys won't work. Is there a way to get rid of this USELESS feature - in reading on it i understand other vehicles also have this problem. How does one UNLOCK it so you can drive and be on your way!!?

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Sounds like it has some wiring issues with the ignition...the wires were loose before thus the intermittent starts....now the wires are completely broken and no longer making contact... i'd recommend getting a new ignition switch...the wires would have to be loose in that little mechanism. It is completely enclosed so you can't service the switch itself. Getting to it requires the removal of the steering wheel and column with column accessories. hope this helps with ID'ing the problem.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!


You can find the radio code at: http://www.radio-code.co.uk/

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1. Simultaneously push "SCAN" and "RDS" keys until on the screen will appear "1000" displayed.
2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
For example: we have the security code "5079". Then:
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5. By the no.# 3 key you will set up the third safe code digit. Push 7 times on the no.# 3 button. The "7" number will be setted.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!


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IMPORTANT NOTE:
You must have the security anti-theft code for your VW radio from the car manufacturer, or from a VW dealer!
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2. Release keys. No more push on "SCAN" and "RDS" keys because otherwise number "1000" will be considered as first safe code attempt.
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