I own a 96 vw jetta I lost my key and beat the ignition out than realized i could pull the plug and hotline threw harness. I'm wanting to replace the lock must I replace the whole thing around the steering column or just just ignition ?

Asked by May 08, 2013 at 10:39 AM about the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

also I wanted to know what I can do
for my check engine light when I plug
in computer reader only thing that
pops up is system to rich. is it due to
me having switched transmissions? a
senser, or does my throttle cable or
peddle have to be set right?

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Wow, a lot going on there. Hard to say what the issue is with the ignition since you "beat it out." I'd say you'd have to replace the whole lock cylinder and you will get a new key with it. AS far as the CEL , what is the code number? If it is a rich condition, I'm sure it has nothing to do with the replaced transmission. How does it idle? Do any other work on the car?

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