Mechanics

ANTITHEFT DOOR LOCKING SYSTEM

1998 Volkswagen Passat

Electrical problem
1998 Volkswagen Passat 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

I turned the valet key twice to unlock all doors & trunk lid using drivers door. On the first turn counter clock wise the driver's door unlocked. On the second turn the other three doors & trunk unlocked. However all four windows came down and the key would not return to the vertical position. It is in the horizontal position and will not rotate to the vertical position for removal.

Using the keyed remote the car starts and windows went back up. However the driver's door will not lock using the remote.
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Katrin
March 28, 2008.



You will need to remove the door panel to see what is holding the tumbler from returning to center. Might have to unhook the rods/cables at the latch one at a time until the tumbler returns to center.

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Jack42
Mar 29, 2008.


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