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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 11:35   #1
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Default Key Fob Remote does not work - flashing red light

The red light on the key fob flashes after I replace its battery (the remote functions died, the key still works). Does this mean the fob needs replacing?

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 15:32   #2
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In section 3-1, page 29 of my owner's manual there is a paragraph about resetting the key. To reset the code, Press button A or button C one time for one second. The vehicle remains locked. The control unit recognizes only one key code via the master key.
Step 2: Lock or unlock the vehicle with the master key.
The resetting procedure is now complete.
A is the bottom button to unlock and C is the top to lock.
Then there is another section for manually programming the remote control, but I think that is if you choose to add a third remote.

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 17:48   #3
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thanks - I did not even think that the info would be in the manual!! RTFM!!

I think the remote may need replacing... the red light keeps blinking

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Old August 18th, 2009, 17:56   #4
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Good post JB05. My wife's key fob failed today. Instructions were on page 31 of my manual.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 13:37   #5
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The red light on the key fob flashes after I replace its battery (the remote functions died, the key still works). Does this mean the fob needs replacing?

Thanks,
Ray
i have the same exact problem as you mentioned in your post.

did you fix it and what did you do to fix i?
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Old July 30th, 2011, 09:46   #6
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Anyone had success with the instructions on the manual?
I replaced the battery of my only Master key and the red light keeps flashing.
I followed the instructions on page 31 to no avail.
Everytime I try to use the remote, not only it does not open the car, but the alarm goes off and I have to lock and unlock with the key for the alarm to stop.

I am really trying to avoid the dealer for something like this.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 08:50   #7
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Nothing works. I emailed VWOA and I received a prompt and courteous reply. However, the step-by-step instructions just will not work. The final word from VWOA was to bring it to the dealer for a reflash. Don't know why they bother putting instructions in their user manual when they know it just doesn't work.
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