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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 November 3rd, 2011, 02:08   #1
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So my gf successfully lost both keys in one week. The car is sitting in a ccorn field in the middle of nowhere..... What the heck do I do...? I do have a doner car (vr6) that I could pull the ignition from and I have two keys for that, but what would the imobilizer do with that? Any thoughts?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:07   #2
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Tow dolly/truck and dealer and cash.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:09   #3
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It's amazing how many cars are hauled into the dealer simply due to keys.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:35   #4
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I guess since you haven't married her yet, it shouldn't be too hard to rectify the situation... just start putting her stuff on the front porch, she will get the hint.
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Unfortunately I already spent the 2k on some overrated rock. :/

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I guess since you haven't married her yet, it shouldn't be too hard to rectify the situation... just start putting her stuff on the front porch, she will get the hint.
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Next question. If the immobilizer is disabled, what would happen with a different ignition?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 08:07   #7
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You can order key from dealer via VIN number and you will get same key as your car had. Key will not be able to run the car because immobilizer needs to be adopted. It usually takes 1 day to get it.
If you delete immo , car will run but immo light will flash on instrument cluster all time.
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when my dad bought my car, it only had the valet parking key, we went to the dealership and they wanted to charge like 200 dlls for each key plus programing and pairing car with key, but we found near my house a guy with a vag-com sort of stuff who was able to do witchcraft and some other stuff to a key and everything works, remote, ignition and everything and he did all that for like 150 dlls for everything
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Where is the best/cheapest place to order keys from?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 12:45   #10
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check out this place as well some good info there http://www.sidewinderkey.com/
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The safest is Dealer.
Be aware that many of aftermarket keys has wrong or used chip in the key and you can end up with brick in your hand.
Also no one will be able to cut key By VIN number except dealer,lock smith can duplicate key but not cut by VIN, if you find one that can do those keys.
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Most lock smiths are supposed to be able to make keys with immobilizer chips for VWs now. There was a class action law suit a few years back because of VW being the only place to get a key made that actually worked. Search the web for local ones or, heaven forbid, let you fingers do the walking. If you have any of the tags that came with the original keys, you might be able to get a key cut and programmed without having to take the car in. Never tried this but that's what I've been told from different dealers.
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when my dad bought my car, it only had the valet parking key, we went to the dealership and they wanted to charge like 200 dlls for each key plus programing and pairing car with key, but we found near my house a guy with a vag-com sort of stuff who was able to do witchcraft and some other stuff to a key and everything works, remote, ignition and everything and he did all that for like 150 dlls for everything
There are "others" who can do the programming part, but they are few and far between. Probably not in the middle of nowhere in a cornfield either.
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Most lock smiths are supposed to be able to make keys with immobilizer chips for VWs now. There was a class action law suit a few years back because of VW being the only place to get a key made that actually worked. Search the web for local ones or, heaven forbid, let you fingers do the walking. If you have any of the tags that came with the original keys, you might be able to get a key cut and programmed without having to take the car in. Never tried this but that's what I've been told from different dealers.
It is not possible to program the key with out car.
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how hard is it to do an immobilizer delete?? i just ordered two keys from VW this afternoon... but i'd rather just delete the immobilizer than pay to have it towed 40+ miles and then pay 100 just to have them puts on a computer for a few minutes...
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