how to read the key code on the ignition

Asked by Jan 30, 2017 at 11:06 PM about the 1996 Volkswagen Jetta 4 Dr GL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the ignition with an after market one. The one I pulled out has
811915/97 on it. I can't find this code?  My book shows it should start with the
letters (AN) followed by numbers 1-9282 how do I read these, I want to make a
key that will work the locks. How do I read this code?

4 Answers

108,185

You can't you will need to go to a auto locksmith or the dealership

10,205

what he said

I am a locksmith and still can't make sense of the number on the ignition,, my fast facts (locksmith book) shows a different number as well as my 1200 code machine- key cutting machine?

10,205

a new key cut or not still needs to be coded unfortunately. im not a lock smith so i don't know how its done. a few forums boards suggested only a vw dealer can code the keys i doubt it but it may be the option you may have to do unless you can kind another locksmith that knows how to do it.

Your Answer

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 2,139 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $1,600.

Postal Code:

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,410
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,860
  • #3
    Scott Sr.
    Reputation
    1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
14 Great Deals out of 415 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Civic
316 Great Deals out of 4,078 listings starting at $1,494
Used Volkswagen GTI
17 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $3,400
Used Honda Accord
69 Great Deals out of 1,098 listings starting at $748
Used Volkswagen Golf
56 Great Deals out of 831 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
151 Great Deals out of 3,390 listings starting at $2,394
Used Toyota Camry
43 Great Deals out of 1,573 listings starting at $2,400
Used BMW 3 Series
139 Great Deals out of 1,900 listings starting at $2,300
Used Audi A4
46 Great Deals out of 695 listings starting at $1,895
Used Nissan Altima
59 Great Deals out of 1,264 listings starting at $2,750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
643 listings starting at $17,995
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 151 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 224 listings starting at $7,895
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 232 listings starting at $7,855
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 488 listings starting at $5,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.