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VW Golf key cylinders question

For a long time the key to my 1999 VW Golf would just turn in the key cylinder of the driver's door lock without actually unlocking the car - I could only open the car on the passenger side. When I spoke to the garage about it they said it would cost a lot to diagnose the problem and possibly be hundreds to fix. Now the same thing is happening with the passenger door lock. I can only get in by opening the boot and climbing over the back seat to unlock the doors from the inside. Can anyone help with a possible diagnosis and have fixed such a problem themselves? Many thanks

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Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.

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