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I just recently replace my ignition barrel and ignition switch in my 2000 vw beetle. I put the key in to make sure it fixed my issue. I turned the car off and when i went to remove the key i realized the key was stuck in the ignition. I have tried wiggling the steering wheel, shifting from park to drive to park, moving my steering wheel to the left/right then back to straight, taping with something, spraying it with air cleaner, and ive tried driving the car a bit. I have also tried clicking the shifter button multiple times and spraying it with wd-40 (just incase that was sticking).
 

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I would pull, the ignition lock and confirm, that it isn't binding; once it is removed, you can use a regular screwdriver to turn the barrel, to unlock the steering column, all there is after that is the ignition switch on the end, of the barrel.

Did you replace everything with new genuine vw parts or used from a junkyard? Worn key locks/tumblers, barrels and switches, are ALL known, for causing binding, sticking issues and so, new parts are preferred, over used. Your VW dealer, can order you new parts, using your vin # and that way, your old keys, will be the same and everything will match.

Video, showing how; to use a paperclip, to remove the ignition key lock/tumbler.


Let us know, what is binding and what part is bad, we can go from there, thanks.
 

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I would pull, the ignition lock and confirm, that it isn't binding; once it is removed, you can use a regular screwdriver to turn the barrel, to unlock the steering column, all there is after that is the ignition switch on the end, of the barrel.

Did you replace everything with new genuine vw parts or used from a junkyard? Worn key locks/tumblers, barrels and switches, are ALL known, for causing binding, sticking issues and so, new parts are preferred, over used. Your VW dealer, can order you new parts, using your vin # and that way, your old keys, will be the same and everything will match.

Video, showing how; to use a paperclip, to remove the ignition key lock/tumbler.


Let us know, what is binding and what part is bad, we can go from there, thanks.
I cant get to the plug that connects to the igintion lock because the plastic cover is on the steering column. So i cant remove the lock. Also the parts were replaces with new vw parts.
 

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This diy might help? Did you remove the ignition key lock/tumbler; using a paper clip? This would give you access to the barrel/wheel lock and then a regular screwdriver; may enable you to unlock the steering wheel?

 

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This diy might help? Did you remove the ignition key lock/tumbler; using a paper clip? This would give you access to the barrel/wheel lock and then a regular screwdriver; may enable you to unlock the steering wheel?

Ive removed it before so i know how to disassemble it. However, because the key is stuck in the ignition i cant remove the bottom part. In order to take it off i have to pull down and i cant do that with the key in. I have also discovered my turn signal isnt working so i definately need to take it all apart.
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You could partially disassemble the key fob and then, it might allow you to pull the bottom cover, through the hole? Worst case scenario; I guess, you could start breaking some things and replace the plastic later? I don't know, if it possible; in the steering wheel locked position but you could pull the airbag and steering wheel and then unbolt/remove the steering wheel lock/barrel as a whole assembly?
 

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You could partially disassemble the key fob and then, it might allow you to pull the bottom cover, through the hole? Worst case scenario; I guess, you could start breaking some things and replace the plastic later? I don't know, if it possible; in the steering wheel locked position but you could pull the airbag and steering wheel and then unbolt/remove the steering wheel lock/barrel as a whole assembly?
Finally got it apart. The pastoc ring that sits in the ignition barrel was out. I put it back in but im having a hard time getting the key lock into the barrel.
 
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