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How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by Checkers » Sep Wed 12, 2012 11:21 pm

So I've acquired an '83 Vanagon, but it has no key. How can I get it home?
Break the wheel lock and hot wire it?
Remove the ignition?

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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by kompressorgolf » Sep Thu 13, 2012 1:06 pm

pull the ign housing off, reinstall the wheel, remove electrical from the back, and use screw driver to start, or just tow.
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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by MT-Getto » Sep Thu 13, 2012 1:37 pm

Trailer or bring an ignition switch with a key.
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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by Mikewire » Sep Thu 13, 2012 1:56 pm

^ Amen to that. If you can get the ignition housing apart, and pull out the lock cylinder, the switch can be turned with a flat screwdriver. I bet a local locksmith could create a new key if you take the lock cylinder in.

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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by Ramrod » Sep Thu 13, 2012 2:05 pm

How to bring a Vanagon home:
(4) vodka cranberries
(3) shots of tequila
Tell her she has to come back to your house for the hooka after party.
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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by Mikewire » Sep Thu 13, 2012 2:48 pm

Ramrod wrote:How to bring a Vanagon home:
(4) vodka cranberries
(3) shots of tequila
Tell her she has to come back to your house for the hooka after party.
This man has experience. :laughing:

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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by SweaterVest » Sep Thu 13, 2012 5:19 pm

Best response ever!

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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by padroB5 » Sep Thu 13, 2012 5:21 pm

thats a awsome response ramrod lmao
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Post by YASHA7FOLD » Sep Thu 13, 2012 7:01 pm

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Re: How to bring home Vanagon with no key?

Post by Ramrod » Sep Mon 17, 2012 9:29 am

Thanks guys, I'm here to help. Unless of course you require a constructive answer. :)
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