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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* ).


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