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What make vehicle ? Most all vehicles have a safety system .Don't try an force anything you'll break it ! Electronic Park Lock (EPL)/Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator: If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission and a floor mounted console gear shift, it has an ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator purpose is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in any position other than PARK and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of an ignition lock cylinder control actuator, and a park position switch that is located in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when the vehicle 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. They also have this on column mounted shifters !
IF ITS IS A LATE MODEL VEHICLE THEY HAVE A SECURITY CHIP IN THE PLASTIC PART OF THE KEY.IF YOU DIDNT HAVE A KEY CUT WITH THE MATCHING CHIP CODE THEN THE VEHICLE WILL NOT START,VSS OR VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM GOES INTO "LOCK OUT" AND ENGINE LOSES IGNITION SPARK AND OR FUEL PUMP OPERATION.
Close the doors. Lock the doors using the buttons on the key fob. Use the fob to again unlock the doors. The key should then work the ignition. If this will not work, you will have to tow your vehicle to the dealer and buy a new key and/or fob and have it programmed to the vehicle.
Changing the ignition switch breaks the communication between the key,ignition,and TDM (theft deterrent module). With out these three parts communicating, the vehicle goes into antitheft mode and turns off the starter. Read about it thru this link, also offers ways to fix yourself. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/
The same thing happened to a vehicle I was working on and I tried everything but it would not turn. The same year...same problem and This is what I did: I placed the ignition key in the ignition and I tapped it one time dead centre ( tap it with greater force if the first time it doesn't work). I wiggled the key as if to turn it on and off and finally released itself and with the key in it still I sprayed WD40 into the ignition then turned it off and on. It will do the same thing after but keep doing this and spray WD40 when the key is not in the slot. The person with the vehicle has not had to come back and I was to replace the ignition. Hope this works for you too. E-mail me if it does at email@example.com CL
have you tried tuning the key upside down? or check to see that someone was not trying to steal your vehicle and broke something off in it? sometimes keys now days look the same on top and bottom and if it is upside down in some cars it will not go in also do you have a seperate key for the doors and ignition? if so u could have the wrong one and one last thing if you have more than one VW vehicle make sure u have the right key... other than that call the dealer.
I have a 96 Caprice and this has happened to me twice now. There are two wires that are behind the ignition (where the key goes) one or both of the wires have more thsn likely broken. I was told that the little chip in the key may have been bad so I had a new key made, didn't solve the problem!! Come to find out there was a guy in my area that rebuilds steering colums and ingnitions when there's a problem or someone tried to steal the vehicle. So I live in Dayton, Ohio hopefully your in the area probably not but try to find someone who works on cars in your area and have them take your ingnition out, and i'm about 90% sure that that is your problem. Hope it works for you. Kevin