TROULBLE UNLOCKING MY 1998 VOLKSWAGEN DRIVERS DOOR

Asked by Jul 16, 2015 at 04:31 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2 Dr STD Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I WENT TO UNLOCK THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR AND THE WINDOWS ON BOTH
SIDES CAME DOWN. THE WHEN I WENT TO LOCK THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR
THE KEY WOULD'T TURN RIGHT SO I COULDN'T LOCK IT THE PASSENGER SIDE
DOOR LOCK WORKS FINE. ALSO THE KEY IS HARD TO REMOVE FROM THE
DRIVERS SIDE DOOR. VOLKSWAGEN DEALER HAS NO IDEA WHATS WRONG.
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE?

4 Answers

7,785

you replace the battery in your key fob? often this can be from lower battery power in your key fob also if i remember correctly if you double turn the key its supposed to put hte windows down. don't quote me on that last one :P

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

WE HAD A NEW BATTERY PUT IN THE KEY FOB ABOUT A MONTH AGO. I STILL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY WE CAN'T LOCK THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. THE KEY WILL NOT TURN TO THE RIGHT. THE PASSENGER SIDE DOO LOCKS AND UNLOCKS OK.?????

7,785

your door lock is probably jammed or seized up. Spray some wd 40 or release all(use a rag or paper towel under the door lock to catch the access ) and spray it in the lock, leave the lock for 15 - 30 minutes repeat. Then stick your key in and out about 10 times to loosen it up and twist the key back and forth till it frees up.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

THANKS, I'LL TRY THAT.

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