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My 75 1.8 had the exact same key situation. I noticed that the VW key is Different from the Porsche key totally ( I could not buy a Porsche key and cut it, and the doors would not fit the VW key). I know the PO replaced the ignition switch tumbler. So I assume he bought a cheap VW one that would fit for that year.

I know the 75-76 Steering hub was a direct change with the 924 and a VW, maybe they came with two keys? I doublt it. My solution was to install a 1972 914 Steering hub ($40 used - Tumbler hub switches and everything) with tumbler and Porsche key (Direct swap if you do not have intermintant wipers), and then re-arrange the Door, Trunk, andall tumblers to match the new ignition key, then I had 3 black and 2 red Porsche keys cut.

Now my car has 1 Porsche key that works great on everything. My wife has a key and there are keys in the safe for when I need them.

I hope this helps,
Christopher A. Landt

1979 911sc
1973 914 2.0
Old 08-01-2002, 09:17 AM
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