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JCWagar



Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Posts: 73
Location: Newport

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Ignition Switch... Reply with quote

My story:
For our 71 Bay we have a small key that turns on the bus, obviously not original ignition switch. This is the only key we have for the bus and if it is lost we are buggered. It opens nothing else and we have a VW key that opens/locks everything else on the bus.

My question:
How possible is it to replace the ignition switch with a new gig and a key that will open everything as it should? Does that mean outfitting the doors with new locks? Possible to find a/the ignition switch that would fit my existing key? How involved would it be and where would I start searching for such?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to advise me on the most sound way of fixing this problem. It is irksome and no one around here seems to be able to duplicate the said key. This posting will self destruct...when Troy says so...

I tried posting pictures but don't remember how to do so..
Thanks friends..
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Slammed(\X/)Wheels



Joined: 28 Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Location: Dauphin, Manitoba Canada

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can't accept the mission but I can give you a few pointers!
-usually when you buy a ignition it comes with the original key
-You don't have to outfit anything just keep both keys
-Ignition are easy to install
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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 436
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guys isn't cheap, but he's extremely knowledgable...and can fix your problem.
Gabriel.... http://gabvwkey.com

He'll probably tell you to send him a key, and you might have to buy an ignition switch if you don't have an OG VW switch. Then he'll key your new ignition to match your doors.


Scott
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read this.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=312340

Then, buy a new (used?) ignition and either reset the ignition tumbler to the old keys, or reset the locks to match the ignition.
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JCWagar



Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Posts: 73
Location: Newport

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great answers Friends, I thank you.

I have tried Gabe before after finding him on The Samba and will try again. I hear he is good and I am sure worth such $.

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. Know where I can grab a new/used/usable ignition? I like the idea of attempting it myself with the help of the thread Cory pointed me to.
If anything else occurs to you let me know.
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sandals



Joined: 27 Oct 2008
Posts: 401
Location: Sandpoint, I Don't Know

PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC-191-905-855

Here's one, but I am not sure if it uses the same key style as the door handles, so it may leave you with separate keys, like a Chevy.
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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 436
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Gabriel told me that he can't match keys to aftermarket ignitions and OG door handles... But if you found a good used ignition switch, he can match your door keys so you have just one key.
Most of my VW's have an ignition key, and door keys. Cheaper that way. Plus, I like using OG vw keys.

Scott
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