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Old September 14th, 2018, 05:16   #1
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Default How do I get a lock cylinder out of a B4 door lock with no key

Hi gang,

I got a nice condition original front door handle with intact wire.

The downside is, it has no key, so I'm trying to get the old lock cylinder out without wrecking the handle.

Has anybody been able to do this before? If so please enlighten meas to how you accomplish this feat.

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Old September 14th, 2018, 07:19   #2
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not sure but can you remove the clip or whatever is holding the back of the cylinder in place? without l having it in my hand I can't recall exactly how the back is...

I'm assuming you have already removed the handle from the door and it's on the work bench...
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Old September 14th, 2018, 09:02   #3
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I’ve done it and posted s how-to on here awhile back. I’m on my phone now so I’m not going to report or try to find it but you might if you do a search.
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yes, it's out of the door, and on the bench... i have the circlip off, and the other pieces/springs off the back end of it... but, on my old (non-functional) handle with my key, you need to turn the cylinder (with key in it) 180 to get it removed...(hence, my predicament with the good handle with no key)
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Old September 14th, 2018, 15:45   #5
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I have never been able to remove a cylinder with no key without braking the small pin inside
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Old September 14th, 2018, 17:05   #6
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I found the post
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Old September 14th, 2018, 23:57   #7
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If you have any spare VW keys try them. Heck even try the current ignition key, you might be surprised.


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Old September 17th, 2018, 07:56   #8
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is there anyway you can drill out the old tumbler? since you are going to use your keyed tumbler there is no real need to save the keyless tumbler (other than to salvage the pins and such)
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Old September 25th, 2018, 08:07   #9
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I've been able to pick my B4 lock with a pretty primitive pick set. Or sure a locksmith can for cheap.
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