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The key will not...

The key will not go into the ignition. First time it has ever happened. As I force it the radio goes on and the door chime goes off. but it feels like the key is not aligned with the grooves in the ignition. I have read the comments and tried a heavy straightened paper clip.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the key stripped or worn?

No.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

2006 VW Jetta TDI. just drove it home about 45 minutes ago and put it in the garage. then I went to go out again and the key would not go into the ignitioni.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Jetta yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just tried the paperclip in the ignition because I see the little shield over the entrance. Not really fixing it myself but it is Saturday afternoon at 330 pm and all the repair shops are closed - so I don't have much choice.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The car works fine. I have no problems with the car expect this one thing which kind of prevents me from driving the car LOL.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: VW
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VW Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 10 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. you are going to need to have a new ket cut and programmed and depending on if the key cylinder is now messed up it may need replaced also

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