2006 Volkswagen Beetle Ignition Switch Repair

If I went to look at the OBD codes coming out of my Volkswagen Beetle then what codes would I see if they were related to the ignition switch?

Here are the codes you might find if you have a problem with your ignition switch:

P2536: Ignition Switch Accessory Position Circuit

P2538: Ignition Switch Accessory Position Circuit High

P2537: Ignition Switch Accessory Position Circuit Low

Aren’t the ignition switch and the lock cylinder related? If I get one changed will the other be affected as well?

If you replace the ignition switch then the ignition switch lock cylinder usually does not have to be changed. It is highly likely that you will be able to use the same key as before. However, if you do change the lock cylinder then the ignition key will get changed as well.

It doesn’t look too hard, I bet I could change this thing myself. However, I’m not dumb. I want to know if this is something I can attempt to do myself?

It is not usually a job you can do by yourself unless you have extensive knowledge of the underworkings. A lot of the newer switches tie into security systems and are harder to get to in the first place. You should get a professional to work on this if you have the slightest doubt you have the prowess to deal with this problem.

What should I be looking out for if I think that I have this problem with my 2006 Volkswagen Beetle?

One of the things you might notice is the inability to turn on certain things like your a/c or heat. Your vehicle may only sometimes turn on or it might even stall when you are driving. The worst part is that this will happen on and off which may make you think you can get away with not having it looked at especially because it might seem like it works better or worse in certain key positions. However, if you start exhibiting problems then you should bring it to a repair shop as soon as you can.

Well, if I need to get this thing fixed then I need to drive it somewhere. So, it’s ok to drive my vehicle in this state right?

Honestly, if you have an ignition switch problem then you will probably find that it is difficult to start your vehicle. If you do get your vehicle started then you might start to stall while driving in traffic, get stranded on the road somewhere, or your vehicle might not be able to turn its engine off even when you have removed your key.

How do I get in contact with you if I want to have you check out my VW Beetle and the ignition switch?

You can call us at 503-641-4525. You can also stop by our shop by visiting 10925 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005.

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