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Driver side door won't lock or unlock with key

My driver side door won't lock or unlock with the key anymore. The key will go in and turn, but it doesn't do anything. The passenger side works fine.

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Ok!for your problem it's probobly a rod who unclip by itself or a broken lock.Volkswagen had some problem with the door handle and the mecanism inside the door.But anyway to know the problem for sure you gona have to remove the door panel interior ,take off the plastic protector ,check inside where's the lock mecanism with a light and your gona be able to figure it out by your self this is not that hard you'l se good lock!...please reply.... lipak!!...

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Youll have to take the door panel off and look for a rod or a clip that came undone its an easy fix

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