Car won't start, immobilizer activated

AUGSX

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Joined
May 7, 2007
Location
Miami, Fl.
TDI
2001 Jetta GL TDI 5spd
So last nigh my father in law decides he is going to move my car and grabs the wrong key. Car did not start and now even with my good key I cant turn the car on and deactivate the immobilizer. I need help anyone please.
 

Ski in NC

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Joined
Jul 7, 2008
Location
Wilmington, NC USA
TDI
2001 Jetta ALH 5sp stock
Read somewhere (??) to put key in, turn to run, don't start, and leave it for 15min (???). Try that, also try the above. Both cheap and easy.
 

AUGSX

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Joined
May 7, 2007
Location
Miami, Fl.
TDI
2001 Jetta GL TDI 5spd
Battery disconnect did nothing but reset my clock and lock my radio.
 

AUGSX

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May 7, 2007
Location
Miami, Fl.
TDI
2001 Jetta GL TDI 5spd
15 minutes did the trick. Thanks guys you saved me from having to call a tow truck.
 

thisgirl1966

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Joined
Nov 10, 2019
Location
California
TDI
vw touareg
my 2005 vw touareg was driving fine ,when i went to drive it the following morning my monitor in the instrument cluster read "immobilizer activated" now my car wont start?
i have tried the key in and on 15 minutes
i have done the disconnect the negative cable leave for 10 minutes
key in the door nothing has worked my car still doesn't start??? "Help"
 

STDOUBT

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Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Location
Portland, effing Oregon
TDI
dos jettas
my 2005 vw touareg was driving fine ,when i went to drive it the following morning my monitor in the instrument cluster read "immobilizer activated" now my car wont start?
i have tried the key in and on 15 minutes
i have done the disconnect the negative cable leave for 10 minutes
key in the door nothing has worked my car still doesn't start??? "Help"
How old is your Toureg's battery?
 
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