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Old 09-07-2010, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hmmm what to do

Ok so I have a line on an 85 diesel jetta for 200 bucks.

So it sits with a broken shifter shaft. Not a big deal a small tube and some JB weld or roll pins will have that fixed.

Big problem is no key and he needs it gone by Wednesday.

should I...
A) call a VW dealership with the VIN and get them to make me a key. after I fire up the truck, rent a dolly and drag it home. $45 for the dolly 10 bucks for the gas after I drive the truck to work and then to get the vw then home.
B) Use a big screw driver, a hammer and a pair of vice grips and turn the key tumbler to "disengage" the steering wheel lock then Hot wire the car? Then use a couple toggles and a snazzy protected push button for a starter button. cob the thing into 2nd or 3rd gear and limp home 5 miles past 2 stop lights? $15 for switches.
c) Forget the whole thing because I am quite buzy now and have to get ready for a moose hunt.


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