Question about 2007 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
The problem with the VW ignition these days is the wafers inside the ignition switch are prone to splitting and spring failure,, this causes the waffers to jam/lock against the key. sometimes it's just a sticky wafer that is binding on the key. you can try and squirt a little lube down the ignition along side the key and wiggle the key up and down and kinda side to side and see if this frees it up ( NOTE : do not use a lot of lube -- just a little bit,, you are not trying to drown the switch ). also try and use the handle end of a screw driver and give the key a slight tap on the head,, this may snap the wafer back into place. if none of these ideas work - your best bet is to take the car to your local automotive locksmith and they will be able to pop the switch out and re-build the ignition switch ( internally ) -- they may also just remove the troubled wafer(s) that are causing the binding --- this will depend on the cuts of your key ( high and low cuts right next to eachother ).
( again --- do not use a lot of lube and I would recommend using a Teflon* based lube such as Tri-flow* or LPS* ).
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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