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Thieves broke in my car by ripping out the lock cylinder of the door handle. I thought about buying a new door handle with the lock cylinder but a mechanic told me that I've to go to VW to fix this problem because the locks need to be reprogrammed. Is this true?

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If you want the original key to work yes

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