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car remote case replacement
Posted by Renee (Member) @ 2019-09-09 03:16:20 in /f/off
So after my infamous episode a few weeks back of playing lost and found on the trails with the only working key we had I thought best get this sorted.
Called VW to ask as to what was required as the second key had stopped working as in I can start the car but just cannot unlock the doors and yes I have changed the batteries etc.
I was told they will have to run diagnostics which is 85£, so I said what if we skip diagnostics and replace the key itself (thinking it might be more cost effective). At that point he said perhaps we can re program the key first which is 72£ – I asked what if that doesn’t work . Oh, then we will need to run the diagnostics so you will need to pay the 72 +85. Hmm.. Back to my original question skip this malarky and replace the key, he replied not sure of the actual cost but somewhere between 200 and 300 £ was the answer. I almost choked in disbelief!!
Posted by Omar on 2019-09-09 03:18:22
flowerpower thanks for that . I have one of those pushy key things and there is no door lock which when I ‘lost’ the key riding made me wonder about the the wonders of keyless doors on cars these days!!! Baron haha he had the gall to ask if I wanted to book the car in despite me saying something about the cost being silly!!
Posted by Emmitt on 2019-09-09 03:18:04
Buy key blade blank, get it cut, get the correct transponder, may still need to beg the gods to program it for you, for an extortionate fee as they are doing you a massive favour! **** would’t piss on them if they were on fire.
Posted by Renee on 2019-09-09 03:17:52
In the end it cost me 80 quid to change all the barrels and move the immobiliser chips across to new cut keys with the added bonus of having a nice dumb key with no electrics that will open the doors but not start the car. So good for swimming etc.
Posted by Omar on 2019-09-09 03:17:36
It’s been ‘cracked’ now though, as long as you have 1 working key and the locksmith / key cutter has the right software they can crack the key for the keys encryption key and make a new one on demand for less. It’s more specalist less people can do it.
Posted by Emmitt on 2019-09-09 03:17:10
Google Research suggests that post-2006 VW keys were made more secure – they encoded the immobilisation code on the keys so they couldn’t be copied, VW say the only way to get new ones is to go to a dealer who can get the info from the VW central database and order a new key to be made – £lots and 1-3 weeks.