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How do you unlock ignition in 2001 Volkswagon Cabrio? I put the key in the ignition, but it wouldn't turn.

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Try turning the wheel left or right while trying the key.

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HAVE IT CHANGED OUT

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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try wiggleling the key too the tumblers may be getting worn in the ignition is this works then replace the ignition

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot unlock the steering wheel on oldsmobile intrigue 2001

is it the right key for that car? cause if not then that is the problem... if it is the right key, then you might have to replace the key cylinder cause you may have something broken in it...

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Key won't turn in ignition, 2001 Toyota 4Runner

I have the same problem. I put some graphite down the key hole and pushed it around in there and it loosened it up a bit to the point I could turn the ignition. If you have a replacement key, start using that. It should help as well.Teeth on old key may be wearing down. Lastly, I keep a screwdriver in the car to whack against key when it's in the ignition if it's stuck. A few taps on the key will always unlock the ignition.

Or, go but a new ignition and key set....

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 volkswagon cabrio convertable gls battery & alarm trouble

I had a simular problem with my car nto starting, but the alarm didn't have issues just the headlights and the radio not turning off. I replaced the ignition switch and the problem was fixed for a while until the ignition switch malfunctioned again. The ignition switch is a cheap plastic part that connects the key to the engine, and has a tendency to break. Maybe this will help. Btw, I have a 1998 and mine is not starting well, do you know anything about #3 relays? I think I may need to replace it, so that my car will start and not putter to a stop randomly while driving. The problem only arises when the car is not yet warm. Amy ideas?

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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