I hav 2010 vw beetle i cannot turn on the ignition how i can turn?

Asked by Jul 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM about the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I cannot turn on my vw beetle

3 Answers

Try wiggling the steering wheel back and forth while turning key (gently, forcing it won't solve anything) or try another key

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You need to keep turning the wheel back and forth while at the same time turning the key; play with it, it will take a few tries. Be patient, it'll work. I had this happen a few times with my car. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just that the wheel gets locked - a safety feature. Mine is VW New Beetle Turbo, love it.

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