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Cna vagcom reprogram keys? Mine has lost its central locking (when
pressing the buttons) . It works for opening the doors etc just not to
unlock/lock fom distance (lazy i know).

Can that be re programed then?
 

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First off, it sounds like you're wanting to reprogram the Remotes, not
the Keys themselves. Reprogramming the Remotes is an entirely
different thing that reprogramming the immobilizer chip in the Keys..

Whether Remotes can be programmed with VAG-COM depends on the
car. The answer for most cars is "Yes". However, it
may not be necessary. There's also a procedure using two
keys which can accomplish the same thing on many cars and doesn't
require any special tools. Check your owner's manual
first.

-Uwe-
 

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Annoying when this happens. I've never workedo ut the official way to fix this, but having had it twice, I've managed to sort it with the key in the ignition, the ignition on (but not engine running) and pressing the buttons a few times. It's worked on both mk4 and mk5 and seems to re-sync the remote up.

HTH

C
 

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Hi mate, how many times did u press the button? I gave it a go but it wont work :(

How many buttons u got on the key itself? Mine has 2.
 

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As from the vagueness of the above post, I've had it twice, but so spread out I can never remember how to get out of it. I've just randomly pressed the buttons in a variety of combo's and it's eventually sorted itself (eventually being within 5 mins). Alarm occasionally goes off doing it mind [;)]

As for buttons, the mk4 was standard 2 button fob, the GTI is a 3 button fob (with the boot key - this is irrelevant for fixing it you only need the open/close ones).

I'm surprised nobody's got a stock answer from VW or anything - have you tried just ringing the dealers - I'm sure the guys who front the service desk will have seen this loads and could probably give u the answer in a couple of mins.

Sorry for the vagueness mate, but as mine is working as it should, there's no way of really nipping down to test! [:(]

Hope you get it sorted (I know that although it can be classed as "lazy" - it's goddamnd annoying!)

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lol, thats ok mate, at least you've given some helpfull info, not only for myself but the other users.

I did go vw a bit ago and they werent helpfull, just wanted money, i
remmeber it ws?56 just to re sync it! and was saying u might as well
buy another key for like ?180 or something :\

I will keep trying today!

Thanks again buddy
 

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P*** off should VW want that much. Really micky take that is.

If a half-wit like me can blag it in 5 mins, they can do it in 1.

Typical stealers! :mad:
 

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Exactly, they make it out as if it would take the whole day to do , and its a really really big job to do.

Idiots!
 

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Ok ok,

First off, you require 2 keys to do it without a diag tool or your wasting your time.

1. Put 1 key in the ignition and turn the ignition on. (this way the car knows its got a known key in it and is happy)

2. Close all the doors and boot. (The car hates getting a chill and you need to keep it happy)

3. Put your other key in the drivers door and manually lock the car. (Remember the car is happy as it has a known key in the ignition and now you have a second key and manually locked it, it still knows its safe and will accept a new remote signal)

4. Press the button on the remote and you will hear a 'chirp' of acceptance. (This is the car letting you know its delighted to have another remote signal stored)

5. Manually unlock the car. (So it knows not to accept any other signals)

6.Turn off the ignition remove the key, close the door and confirm operation of the remote.

7. Your now as happy as the car [;)]

p.s Your wondering what button to press, theres only 2 and it will chirp when you press the right one. [:D]

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Hello,

I delocked my car last w/e and, according to Murphy's law, the key that I normally use does not work remotely. The procedure with the two keys cannot be used as both front doors are unlocked. Any input on how to re-enable it with VAG-COM would be great, I have a colleague at work who has VAG-COM but we need to know what to do.

Thanks, -George
 

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Right , had another go, no cigar! This isnt a new remote, would
that make much difference? Surely you can delete is frequency from
before??? and just set a new one. If you get me.
 

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Right them monkeys at vw dont have a clue!

I went in Sat morning to pick up some stuff. I see other people
working there so i ask the question. Can the remote be re programmed to
another car? he said yes....ummm Still not giving the greatest customer
service cos he wouldnt even look at me! I then say, so when you get a
key cut arent they supposed to program the remote as well to the car.
Still not bothering to look at me, he says no and its another ?60 to do
so!

is this right! I'm getting sick of their attitude! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 

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ive temporarily setup a door lock, had to dismantle the locking mechanism to get the little disc out!

gunna go and try the above method, wish me luck
 

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If it only needs to see a manual lock pulse from the drivers door for the two keys programming thing,it wouldn't be all that difficult to wire a switch across the lock wire in the drivers door to do this,it could be hidden away behind the fusebox cover or similar for when it's needed.

Chris.
 

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Ok ok,

First off, you require 2 keys to do it without a diag tool or your wasting your time.

1. Put 1 key in the ignition and turn the ignition on. (this way the car knows its got a known key in it and is happy)

2. Close all the doors and boot. (The car hates getting a chill and you need to keep it happy)

3. Put your other key in the drivers door and manually lock the car. (Remember the car is happy as it has a known key in the ignition and now you have a second key and manually locked it, it still knows its safe and will accept a new remote signal)

4. Press the button on the remote and you will hear a 'chirp' of acceptance. (This is the car letting you know its delighted to have another remote signal stored)

5. Manually unlock the car. (So it knows not to accept any other signals)

6.Turn off the ignition remove the key, close the door and confirm operation of the remote.

7. Your now as happy as the car [;)]

p.s Your wondering what button to press, theres only 2 and it will chirp when you press the right one. [:D]

loon
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cheers mate!! sorted me out!
 
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