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Old March 16th, 2008, 18:31   #1
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Does anyone know if the VW Dealer charges $$ to retrieve the radio codes When you get one from another VW and don't have the code?
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Old March 16th, 2008, 18:58   #2
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If you pull the radio for the dealer they should be able to look it up for free.

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Old March 16th, 2008, 19:06   #3
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We don't charge anything---Wish I could give you my login at www.vwhub.com
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Old March 16th, 2008, 19:20   #4
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It takes the vehicle vin # as well as the radio serial number to retrieve the security code. If the two numbers don't match (i.e. the radio was replaced) you are sol.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 20:14   #5
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My local dealer did not charge me for the code. The parts guy actually took about 20 minutes, then entered the code into the radio to confirm.

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Old March 18th, 2008, 16:33   #6
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The local thief (dealer) in Langhorne, Pa would not do it for less than $89. flat charge. My radio has not functioned for 2 years. I refuse to be screwed by a scum bag dealer
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Old March 19th, 2008, 17:55   #7
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I needed the code once. The replacement radio was from a junkyard, VIN unknown. No charge for the code retrieval, HOWEVER... They don't hang around getting paid by the franchise owner to give away their services. My look-up was a courtesy thanking me for the other parts purchases I was making that day.
The $89 charge others assess is keeping out free-loaders asking for hand-outs. Schedule some service there and add in retrieve the code. I'll bet it's complimentary then.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 13:05   #8
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Since I did the original post, I got the code from the "Stealer" for no charge over the phone. I saw in the owner manual they are not to charge for the codes. It maybe free for the original radio if it matches. You need the V.I.N. # of the vehicle and the radio "V.I.N." which is stamped in the side.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 14:24   #9
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Hey I am having the same problem, i called the dealer and they want to charge me...who is the stealer so I can get my free code 2!!!!!! I want my code for free~~~ i go to college and paying 100 bucks is not an option!!!!!!!! help
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:43   #10
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anahii18,
Call around to other dealers. Being in vegas, there is a dealer in LV and Henderson. If one doesn't want to be helpful, try the other.

In my case, I have a good relationship with a parts guy; he was able to spend 15 minutes calling VW to get the safe code for mine.

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