2002 Volkswagen Jetta Key stuck in ignitoin

Tiny
JP0379
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Thanks in advance for your help! I have a 2002 Jetta and my key is stuck in the ignition. The other day it did this a couple of times, and simply shifting from park to drive and back to park solved the issue and the key came right out. Now it won't come out at all. I am a police officer working three more days of 12 hour shifts, so it will be a few days till I can get it to a repair shop, so any help getting the key out until then will be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 5:18 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi jp0379,

Thank you for the donation.

Seems the key interlock cable is out of adjustment and here are the procedures for readjusting the cable to get it working again.

Locking cable for ignition with key withdrawal lock, removing and installing.

Only vehicles with automatic transmission
Adjust locking cable

Unhooking
Remove steering wheel
Remove trim for steering column switch
Shift selector lever into position "P" if necessary.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_KeyInterlock02JettaFig459_1.jpg



Turn ignition key - A - to "ignition on" position.
Press wire clip - 1 - up or down according to installation position and pull at the same ignition lock cable - 2 - out at the same time.

Fitting
Shift selector level into "P" position.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_KeyInterlock02JettaFig460_1.jpg



Turn ignition key - A - to "ignition on" position.
Push lock cable - 2 - into steering lock housing until wire clip - 1 - engages.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 8:28 AM

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