Vintage Keys for Volkswagen cars
here for Eurovan keys
Volkswagen key overview:
Volkswagen manufactured most all of its models with a 1 key system.
(1) 1967 and older with steering column lock
(2) glove box
(3) shifter lock
Your car came with two original emblem keys made of steel. These keys
were never ment to be used! You were suppose to make copies from these keys to use on a daily basis. When they became
worn, broken or lost. You made new keys from the originals.
Many Volkswagen keys look similar. The tendency is to judge the application
of the key by the shape or style of the head.
This is not correct. There are many different keys with the same head.
You must compare the grooves.
The grooves are referred to as the profile (keyway).
Many profiles are mirror images of themselves. Example su/sv K/M L/R
Instead of designing a new profile, Volkswagen would just reverse the engineering making a mirror image keyway.
The key cuts are determined by a code. If you have an original VW emblem
key the code number is on the key. If you have a generic copy the code can be found on locks and handles from 1949 to 1999.
The letter in the code determines the profile (keyway).
The vehicle identification number (vin) has nothing to do with the lock code on these older models.
VIN based key codes only apply to 1999 1/2 and newer Volkswagens. (98 up
New Beetle & Passat)
Only the delivering
dealer would have recorded the code.
Volkswagen contracted with lock manufacturers to make the locks.
locks are Volkswagen. Others are AKS, WTO, UBE, Neiman, Huff, Witte, Hella, Ellen to mention the majority.
keys may bear their mark. Those marks are not codes.
Take a picture of your key today, it may be your
spare someday as a new key can be made from that photo.
Send it to
the cloud or yourself. It costs you nothing, it may be priceless one day, for you.
KEY CUTTING PRICES
to 1999 keys are cut to code, not copied, this insures that the spacing is correct and the key is back to its original form
This is a standard service to cut rather than copy.
We can send you a key made from code and picture of
the key we are duplicating. The code is required if your key is a poor copy.
If you do not have a key for the lock or
have lost it,
there is a one time code-cut charge of $20 or $24 for a generic key to
make a key for a lock that
does not have a key. Keys are shipped with tracking by USPS, often sent the same day. There is no extra charge for shipping,
tracking, paypal fees, etc. But please select the correct lost key form for the letter code of your lost key.
This key becomes your spare, or you can make more copies from it.
The code from a handle or lock cylinder is needed to make the key.
Codes are located in various places, Door handles
have them on the mounting ear. You must remove the handle from the door. This is done from the outside with the door open.
See pictures near the bottom of this page for locations on the locks. email uswith your make year and type of VW for the location of
the code(s). If your browser does not support an email account, the address is, email@example.com
Numbers like 111 837 205 D are not
a code, it is the part number of the handle. Number K150A is the
casting number to a lock housing. Any number that has a positive relief has been cast into the housing and is the same on
EVERY car. You are looking for numbers stamped INTO the metal.
PROFILE............................GENERIC........EMBLEM ...............Letter found in code...BRASS...... OLD
KEY ONE SIDED,
WITHOUT EMBLEM H,F,U,R,V,P..50's BLANKS.....$20
ONE SIDED, SG,D,E,F,V,Z, two sided A,T................................$15 generic.....$25 and up w/emblem
(ONE SIDED), SC,SE,SU,SV...............................................$12 generic......$25 and up w/emblem
(two sided different), K,L,M,R........................................$12 generic......$25 and up w/emblem
COOLED CARS(same cut both sides)VB,AH,AN,HV..........$12 generic......$25 and up w/emblem
keys have a $3 shipping charge per order in the USA, shipping charges apply to international orders. We do not charge addtional
PayPal fees for using PayPal. Please do not send multiple payments for more than one item, ask for what you want and a paypal
invoice for all items together will be sent.
No shipping charges for key purchases.
Keys are mailed
forward image of your key to confirm code
purchases of flat metal keys less than $24 ship free, all others now have a $13.50 minimum shipping charge for emblem
keys with delivery confirmation to 19 countries, Paypal will require $60 EMS to track to other countries worldwide without
Can I really do this? The answer is yes, since 1982 making keys without
one to copy from, using only a picture to determine the key code, providing keys for cars with lost keys. I specialize
in Volkswagen keys only.
Since 1982 I have been cutting keys for the
older Volkswagens. Customers would leave their car and forget to leave the key. Within minutes, I could make a key and service
the car, and charge the customer for the extra key..... they were cheap back then.
all keys cut and provided by me work properly. On occasion some keys need adjustments. On rare occasions I make a mistake
and cut the key to the wrong code. Keys will be replaced. There are no refunds. We will work through the problem. The purpose
is to be successful. Refunds would not be a solution. I have been doing this a long time. Key orders are usually shipped within
2 business days, often the same or next day after payment is received.
|Curtis Number||From||To||S code|
|D E F V Z||V6||1/1/54||2/28/63 ||S52|
Y = S51 A = S53
V = s61 s62 s63 B = S69 H = s78 s83
beetle, rekey and match doors to ignition $29.00 per handle 68-79 beetle, rekey and match doors to ignition $10.00 per handle
Rekey ignition 68-97 to match rest of car $40. Must see older locks to quote price. Rekey 2 front doors, side door, rear hatch
bus 63-67 $75 plus keys. Locks must be able to accept the same key. Different keys cannot be made to
work in different locks. You may end up with all doors matched with a different ignition key. Some VWs can have the
ignition lock changed to work with the existing door locks and vice-versa.
pay by credit card through Paypal. Be sure to include name address and phone numbers when sending items to me. Include
a page of our email communication. Locks, handles etc with the key you want to work should be mailed via Priority
Mail with the USPS. They provide the box. Postal service Priority Mail video tape size boxes work well. They hold 2 handles
and 2 locks. Send it insured! Flat rate, coast to coast will run about $7 . Buying a box and sending parcel post often
costs MORE than the Priority Mail flate-rate box or envelope and will take longer as it forces ground transportation (surface).
DO NOT USE PAPER ENVELOPES
BY THEMSELVES, CONTENTS MAY BREAK-OUT AND BE LOST
USE BOX, PADDED OR TYVEK ENVELOPES
Wrap items in Priority Mail Tyvek envelope and
then put in a paper Flat-Rate Priority Mail envelope for $7 online at www.paypal.com/shipnow
Dont send loose items in plain paper envelopes,
article bounces around and tears the envelope open, exit wound
sent me a door handle in a flat rate envelope, no padding, no packing, just loose, only the envelope arrived.
This person paid for the "parcel" rate, but the postal service machine processed
the envelope anyway, and lost the key.
Original look keys with emblem can be made from your generic key. To
make a key, send a picture of your key. There is no need to send the key itself.
See link below to use your paypal account for shipping locks and handles.
Photo copy both
sides of the key and write down the code. You may email picture .
need to send something for repair?
You must print and send 1 page of our email communication with your item.
This allows me to locate our email string, your email address, our communications,
etc. when the items arrive in the mail.
invoice will be sent upon arrival for the services and items requested.
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9633 WOODSBORO PIKE
P.O. BOX 444
WALKERSVILLE, MD 21793-0444
Need to send me something? Do you have PayPal? Yes? www.paypal.com/shipnow
to make a label with PayPal
You can choose 1st class mail for parcels less than 13 oz or Priority Mail,
both with free delivery confirmation, you can choose insurance too. No standing in line
at the post office, just drop it in the mailbox! Most small locks are 8oz or less when mailed first class in a bubble
envelope. that will cost about $2.95 with PayPal shipping. If you stand in line a the post office, it will cost you $3.50
. Priority Mail flat-rate envelope is $6.45 for larger items that weigh more than a pound. You can send 2 door handles
and a lock in a flat-rate envelope. Wrap in Tyvek or plastic bag, then stuff into envelope. It does not have to be flat to
DO NOT SEND
KEYS IN PLAIN REGULAR ENVELOPE, contents will break out and be lost in the mail. Use bubble or padded envelope.
DO NOT SEND SIGNATURE REQUIRED
OR CERTIFIED MAIL, for and Certified fee of $3.25 gets you NOTHING
as it is used for legal requirements to prove delivery. Everything is tracked these days and yes, anything can get lost in
the postal system whether it is insured, tracked, signed for, etc. Extra services DELAY delivery. The only extra services
to purchase at the counter are INSURED or TRACKING do not purchase BOTH (insured is
We charge $20/$24 to send generic keys
requested by code only. This becomes your spare key. (you have lost your keys)
We do not make emblem keys
without a picture to confirm the cut. Should the key not work, we have wasted an emblem key.
We need the lock or a key (image) as a general security precaution.
Make a photo copy
of your key today, attach it to your title!
Take a picture of it and keep it on file in your computer. Keys are cut
and mailed same day.
Lock work is done within a few days of paying your PayPal invoice. (often in just a day or
subject to change*
It is well advised on the 1966 to 1979 Beetle, type
III, and Karmann Ghia to check BOTH door handles for matching codes since they are so easy to remove. Pay attention which
handle has which code if they are different. There is a high probability of success if both codes match. If you want to compare
on the Bus and Thing it is not a must. On the 68-74 bus, the sliding door handle is the easiest lock to obtain a code from
(75 to 79 on the lock for the sliding door), on the Thing, the engine lid lock is suppose to match and it has a code on it.
Ideally you would have a key, and
both door handles have matching codes.
When you have a key, and the handles do not match, I can decode the picture and determine the correct key code.
When you do not have a key, the purpose
is not to have to remove the ignition switch to get the code, this is a highly intrusive way to obtain the code, especially
on 1968 to 1971 cars, you will probably damage the turn signal switch, you will have to cut sheath on wire harness,
pull wiring, wrecking a probably good, maybe original turn signal switch, and the new ones are junk, but that may be the end
result, so lets do everything else to avoid ignition cylinder removal.
I send the key with the highest possible probability, if it does not work, I
will mail the 2nd possible key at no charge, if that does not work, the ignition is coming out
Sometimes looking at the handles and doors
can determine the “original” parts to the car, and go with that code
For example, you can tell that the drivers door has been painted and was a different
color, then that handle probably went to that door and another car
Or overspray on a handle shows a different color so it is from a different car,
may be a different code
If you have a VW and the door handles do not match or
the ignition switch is a different key. You may want to consider recoding the different lock to match the key that works the
other locks. For example if you have a 1974 Beetle and the doors match, the codes are correctly marked on the handles, you
may want to have your ignition switch re-coded to match the doors. Then you only have one key and you are not spending money
x2 for keys to the car. If you have one door handle that is different, it costs less that the price of an emblem key to change
the lock to work. Keep in mind that the locks must accept the same type of key, having the same keyway. If you have an aftermarket
ignition switch often using a newer VW key profile, this cannot be done.
General prices are $40 to recode an ignition switch, (except security locks)
$10 for phillips screw type door handles (68-79 type
1), water cooled cars 74 to 99 (excluding some models)
$29 for pin type or micro screw door handles(61 to 67 type 1, Bus 65 to 79).
BEFORE YOU ORDER, READ THE INFORMATION ABOVE, SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU
ORDER FORM FOR LOST KEY
(this is NOT the form for broken keys)
key, Code cut generic replacement for series SE SU SV SC K L M R
VB HV AH N = $20 price includes shipping worldwide, enter a valid code and key ships same or next day
keys (no emblem) are made for lost key situations. Confirm it works by email and you can then order emblem keys. The reason
for this is should I cut an emblem key, and it did not work, you would want a refund and we will have wasted an emblem key.
Not all lock codes are correct. Some have had the cylinders changed, you may have read the code wrong, the code was stamped
from the factory incorrectly. All of these things have occurred in the past. Only one key is made until there is proof it
There are no refunds, should the key not work, the lock and non working key will need to be sent. Cylinders
get changed, used locks bearing the wrong code, etc.
Over 10 years ago I would have you send the lock and I would
make a key, but the success rate on valid codes was so high that I now send the key first (cheaper shipping, faster service)
Lost key, Code cut generic replacement for series SE SU SV SC K L M R VB HV AH N
= $20 price includes shipping worldwide,
enter a valid code and key ships same or next day.
You must mouse over to see code entered in the payment screen
Keys are shipped with tracking by
USPS, often sent the same day. There is no extra charge for shipping, tracking, paypal fees, etc.
Lost key, Code cut generic replacement for series SG T A D E F V Z H
= $24 price includes shipping worldwide
||If your browser will not work in entering the code in the above paypal button, use this one.
You will have to email me the code. This is for keys $20 like above
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one. You will have to email me the code. This button is for lost keys costing $24 as above.
If you need keys like O, P and Y, please email
for quote and availability
Email or fax a picture of your
key to order a key cut by code.Items
are shipped with tracking by USPS, often sent the same day. There is no extra charge for shipping, tracking, paypal fees,
emblem key, uncut, shipped $25
su sv sc t a sg K L limited avalability
Emblem key, cut to code and picture, $39.99
limited availability, please email code and picture before purchase
k l su sv
sc sg t a
gas cap keys for many locking caps
|| used Super Beetle 1974-1979 glove box lock with 2 new emblem keys, $79.99
|| P key, 1 per purchase 1951 1952 $20
|| 2 of SG key generic uncut $12 keys may differ in looks from picture
Clean used AH flip key 1988 to 1999 Corrado, Golf & Jetta, Passat 1993 to 1997, Cabrio 1993 to 1999
(remote does not function with these cars)
Codes and where to find them.
you do not have the original emblem key that came with the car bearing the key code,
the key code for 68>79 Beetles,
Karmann Ghia, Type III, can be found on the outside door handle, open the door, remove the
phillips screw behind
the door seal in line with the handle, to remove the handle, slide it
forward and out, the code is on the ear with the
screw hole, see picture below
when you have a lost key, check both handles for matching codes, then the probability is
very high that the ignition is the same code
Should you have 2 different codes, email me.
1967 to 1970 beetle ghia type 3
11K001 thru 72K110 bus
11L001 thru 72L110
1971 to 1979 beetle ghia type 3
11M001 thru 72M110 bus &
Thing 11R001 thru 72R110
1974 type 4 411 412
VB0001 to VB7066
Key code for 1967 and older beetles can be found on the outside door handle, open the door,
remove the 2 phillips
screws behind the door seal in line with the handle, move the handle
forward and out, the code is on the lock button
retainer, the not chrome part,
example code for 61 should be sv123, check both handles for matching
sc 001 thru 240 su, sv 001 thru 630 se 1 thru 750
The 1967 and older ignition switch will have the code on the
ear touching the
body where the mounting screw is. Unscrew the screw from under the
dash, go into the trunk and
turn the switch up to see the code, it may be
rusty or dirty and you may have to clean it.
68-79 bus: the easiest
place to find a code is the sliding door lock. Same for 80-92 Vanagon.
68-73 has the key in the handle. The handle
is removed by a screw behind
the door panel in line with the handle where it pivots. The code number is stamped on the
example 23L046. You may have to clean some grime to see it. Same for Vanagon example 6275, the profile
letter N is not with the number
Doors with key cylinder next to the handle, you will have to remove the
and unscrew the latch to gain access to the screw holding the cylinder.
The code is on the side of the cylinder.
The front door handles
have the code on the finger that moves the lock up and down, it is poorly stamped
and sometimes difficult to read. You
will have to remove the door panel, allen screws hold the handle on.
The rear hatch also has the code on the finger that moves
the latch. Three screws hold it on. They are often very tight.
Ignition switch code location
1968 to 1999.
You must remove cylinder by drilling a 1/8" hole
10mm back from the edge of the housing, in
line with the key slot (off position)
Shown here is a 72-73 housing, the 68-71 and 74-79 housings
Some housings have a factory hole (72-79), some housings have been drilled
Black thing in the hole is the spring tab that releases the cylinder
1972 to 1988 lock cylinder type is shown with M code
1974 to 1979 Bus sliding door lock cylinder code location
1966 1967 Beetle door handle code location, 2 screw
remove handle from the oustide
Ignition switches found on 1967 and older Volkswagens
Examples of 1969 bus locks, see the codes?
codes all read left to right 2 digits the letter L and 3 more digits
to 79 bus will have the letter R
sliding door, hatch, engine lid front door handle
(code is on the tip, stamped very poorly 25L048)
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(6) THE INSTALLATION, REPAIR,
REPLACEMENT, OR REBUILDING OF AN AUTOMOTIVE LOCK BY AN
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THE LOCK MANUFACTURER, OR
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