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Hi guys the golf only has the one key two button remote, works spot on, just like to have a spare whats the options without gong to a dealer they want £220 for a new remote key coded and working and cut, that taking the **** surely..

Seen loads on the bay, but anyone got any expierence etc before i commit to buy something
 

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I thought the physical programming had to be done with VAG Tacho, and all Vagcom could do was register the button press to the car, which can be done without any software at all.
 

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Just had a lateral thought. If we are talking cheap, can you get a key cut by a lockie after buying a blank key off ebay, buying some beers for someone with VAGCOM and turning off the immobiliser. Bit of a risk but you DID say the cheapest way, not necessarily the best!!!!!
 

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So to recap

I buy a complete key of ebay 2 button remote type( as long as its the same part no, and frequency)

Replace the blade part and get it cut at timpsons etc

i can pair up the remote locking myself ??

Then need someone with VAGCOM to code in the used key ?

Anyone who can recommend someone near durham to do it possibly ??

How will i be able to tell what immobaliser my golf has as some are rechippable and some are not so the link says ??

 

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Jazzle, what is the part number and frequency ?

Are they the full keys or just the remote but that fits in the rest etc..

How much you after if one will sort me out ??
 

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With the age of your car, yours will be immo2 or earlier so if you find a key with the same part number you have a good chance that the transponder chip will be able to recoded.

I would always recommend buying a cheap (non remote) key like this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REPLACEMENT-VW-KEY-BLANK-HAA-LIGHT-/150535406576?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item230c9c03f0
it only costs around £6-10 per new transponder chip.

www.keysinthepost.co.uk can supply a cut key from a photo for around £10
 

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This is similiar to what i did below[Y]

http://ecutool.en.alibaba.com/product/323161826-200748914/Remote_Control_VW_Audi_433MHZ_1J0_959_753_P_Z_.html

Note if you go for the newer style key make sure it has the correct Transponder for your car.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-VOLKSWAGEN-FLIP-KEY-UNCUT-BLADE-TRANSPONDER-/390269183005?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5adddb241d

function item() { [native code...e/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110623411489

http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/p/308237/2074676.aspx#2074676

You need to cut and code it, it wont be anywhere near the dealer figure[Y]
 

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Thanks for all the advice guys this is what its cost me..

Ebay used key (same part number and freq) £21

Key blade cutting at (timpson in morrisons) £10

VAGCOM coding in by aham_uk off here £ 15

So £46 for a full remote locking key/coded and working mint VW dealers £220 stick it [:(]

thanks ahem_uk alias andrew top bloke [<:eek:)]
 

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sorry to hijack a little bit.....

the plastic part of the key that the battery sits in has the key ring part attached to it. my metal bit has snapped off so if i bought a used one of the bay, would it be ok to just use this part from the ebay one and add it to the remainder of my key.

i only ask as this part has all of the part numbers and freq info on it and apart from the battery, nothing else.

thanks
 
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