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Ignition switch i need to change the ignition switch and lock on my 96 passat. is there an easy way

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No easy way sorry to say and you even need special tools to remove sorry to say hope it help you thanks pierre

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hi there
you may need a new torque lock up
the torque lock up makes the car changes gears smooth and easy
this may be your problem
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