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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2022 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

Here is an example of a different location for a key code, from my 64 Beetle's original door handles (with VW logo and part #). I had to really look close, and clean off the dirt, to be able to see it. It's not engraved very deeply but both sides have the same code, so it's a matched set of original handles.

EDIT: Odd, supposedly, the passenger side didn't come with a lock? Well, mine sure does, and both sides have the same code, as if it came that way. Interesting. Maybe it was some custom thing the original car's owner had done when they ordered the car? Had the dealer order a "replacement" driver side one with the same key code, and put it on the passenger side?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

royta wrote:
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Hello. That is a universal vw aftermarket ignition. It was used to replace most ignitions from 61-67

Unfortunately, there is not a code on it.

However, I can make a key for it if you ship it to me.

Thanks. Justin


That might explain why the cylinder appears to be rotated too far clockwise. Thanks for the info.


If you remove the driver’s door handle, I can match an ignition to that door code.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

SteelersBus wrote:
Hello. That is a universal vw aftermarket ignition. It was used to replace most ignitions from 61-67

Unfortunately, there is not a code on it.

However, I can make a key for it if you ship it to me.

Thanks. Justin


That might explain why the cylinder appears to be rotated too far clockwise. Thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

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I'm trying to locate the key code on the ignition switch of my 1966 Bug so I can get some keys made. I don't trust the door handles. The left door has a square button and is missing the lock cylinder. The right has a round button and the cylinder is there, but I didn't think the passenger side was supposed to have a cylinder. Anyway, is this not an original VW switch? It is marked VW on the back of the switch, along with the terminal numbers. I'm looking at where the grooves would be on the key and it looks it would be an SC type. There are zero markings other than what are shown in these pictures.
https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/wolfsburg_new/door_components/door_keys.cfm


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Hello. That is a universal vw aftermarket ignition. It was used to replace most ignitions from 61-67

Unfortunately, there is not a code on it.

However, I can make a key for it if you ship it to me.

Thanks. Justin
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

I'm trying to locate the key code on the ignition switch of my 1966 Bug so I can get some keys made. I don't trust the door handles. The left door has a square button and is missing the lock cylinder. The right has a round button and the cylinder is there, but I didn't think the passenger side was supposed to have a cylinder. Anyway, is this not an original VW switch? It is marked VW on the back of the switch, along with the terminal numbers. I'm looking at where the grooves would be on the key and it looks it would be an SC type. There are zero markings other than what are shown in these pictures.
https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/wolfsburg_new/door_components/door_keys.cfm


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

My apologies for missing some of these posts. For some reason, I do not get an email but have it marked to do so.

If you ever have a question about keys or locks, feel free to message me directly. Thanks! Justin
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

You can get your original lock cylinder out of your broken housing, then put it in the new one.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

It's in a Samba classified, sorry but I don't know how to have the picture print on the post here. No key but seems to have all the bosses.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2511652

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

Can you post pics of what you're working with?

If you take the lock cylinder out of the casting, it has the key code stamped on the outside of it.
You should be able to use your old lock cylinder. That might save you a trip to the locksmith it the key for it matches your doors.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

What year is your bus?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

Another bump for this thread. I'm wanting to replace the steering lock mechanism on my bus bc it only has two of the four screw bosses remaining. I found a used lock mechanism in the classifieds but it has no key (and is therefore cheaper). Is there any way to work with this besides trying to get the key code from the bus the mechanism came out of, and praying that the switch has the same code?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

Thanks for the great post, I am looking for the location of the key code for my 1969 beetle sedan. Can I find it on the door handle, or ignition lock assembly.

I would think it would be easier to pull the door lock than the ignition key assembly. Yes the only key fits both locks, but it is a worn duplicate without any code.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

mgwerks wrote:
Resurrection again....

I have a 74 Thing that I would like to change to a single key system. As it is now the ignition is the proper M series code, but the doors and engine compartment locks are a matching R series code. Is the consolidation to one key simple, or should I just bite the bullet and put up with two separate keys?


Take the parts to your local Lock & Key Shop.
Worked for me, but did cost $65 Idea
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

Resurrection again....

I have a 74 Thing that I would like to change to a single key system. As it is now the ignition is the proper M series code, but the doors and engine compartment locks are a matching R series code. Is the consolidation to one key simple, or should I just bite the bullet and put up with two separate keys?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

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kirk1015 wrote:
I have my original set of keys that came with the car from the
dealer.
Had a new ignition/door key made at a VW show here in N.J. last week. However,
the glove box lock on my late model super has one of locks from
Jbugs that I needed as the lock was stuck. I would like to get a
key that matches the OG set. Meaning, one with the Large VW logo for the glove box.
Long story short. Could I get a BIG VW logo key made to fit the "new"
glove box lock?

The OG key is on the right. "new" key on the left
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Short answer, NO

Longer answer the aftermarket you have uses a non VW profile key so NO VW key will fit.


Thank You. Had a feeling this is what the answer was going to be.
I guess I’ll see if I can get an original one in the classifieds
if I really want an original looking key set.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

kirk1015 wrote:
I have my original set of keys that came with the car from the
dealer.
Had a new ignition/door key made at a VW show here in N.J. last week. However,
the glove box lock on my late model super has one of locks from
Jbugs that I needed as the lock was stuck. I would like to get a
key that matches the OG set. Meaning, one with the Large VW logo for the glove box.
Long story short. Could I get a BIG VW logo key made to fit the "new"
glove box lock?

The OG key is on the right. "new" key on the left
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Short answer, NO

Longer answer the aftermarket you have uses a non VW profile key so NO VW key will fit.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

I have my original set of keys that came with the car from the
dealer.
Had a new ignition/door key made at a VW show here in N.J. last week. However,
the glove box lock on my late model super has one of locks from
Jbugs that I needed as the lock was stuck. I would like to get a
key that matches the OG set. Meaning, one with the Large VW logo for the glove box.
Long story short. Could I get a BIG VW logo key made to fit the "new"
glove box lock?

The OG key is on the right. "new" key on the left
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

Thanks
The key i have looks to be the mirror image of a R i belive thats an L ? Iqill take it all apart as soon as i get the chance
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Locating your Key Code... various years and models Reply with quote

booted wrote:
hi
can you tell me where I can find the key codes for a Trekker / thing / 181 its a 1971 left hand drive, I have done some searching and I believe my existing key is an L code and the fuel cap a Z code
thanks


Same place as a Bay Bus, on the tab of the door handles. In the States it is a "R" (not sure on the gas cap and they had different profiles/ makers).
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