You cannot use used keys from another car since the immobilizer chip can only be set once to a car unless you swap out the chip with your current one. It's designed to frighten away thieves and attract the attention of passers-by. It really is upsetting to have to pay so much for a car so lightly used. If you want to be very careful, don't let the key get exposed to high strength microwaves. On rare occasions it's triggered for unknown reasons - see the rest of this page for troubleshooting. The module and key both do a simple calculation and if they match, normal engine starting is allowed. You cannot use used keys from another car since the immobilizer chip can only be set once to a car unless you swap out the chip with your current one.
If you can get the dealer to only charge a half hour for programming, that is the cheaper route. You will also need the unlock code to reactivate your stereo after long term power loss. As late as 2001, there were some B5 Passat that didn't have any immobilizer. This has reset the alarm on my 2001 Odyssey. Cars sold in Europe or the rest of the world may have immobilizer 1.
Standing next to a microwave won't do anything but putting the key into a microwave will damage the chip. After the keys are reset, the old metal key can still open the doors and start the engine but the immobilizer won't let the engine run for more than 1 second. They will work with any 1998-present system. I don't have a owners manual or anything other documents that came with the car. At this time, I have no idea where to buy the chip by itself. See and for more details.
That works as long as coincidentally the wires to the doors haven't gone bad. Volkswagen does not stand by its customers at all and I will never ever buy from them again and will tell people I know the car is a piece of crap. The part numbers below are only a guide, double check the correct part number with your parts vendor, this website is not responsible if you order the wrong key! The immobilizer has nothing to do with unlocking the doors, the alarm, or the starter - it still lets you start the engine but if it's not programmed it will shut the engine off. Again, don't touch the cables to the battery, touch them only to each other while both are disconnected from the battery - you don't want to short the battery out. Initially, the horn sounds intermittently for 30 seconds and the hazard warning lights flash continuously. Don't try it randomly; 10 incorrect tries locks the stereo.
The absolute cheapest way to get a new key is to buy the programming tools yourself, buy a cut key online, and when you're done, resell the programming tools. You can also order bypass boxes online. As of this writing, immo5 is only found on the newest Audi. Regardless of the number of keys, they typically charge for 1 hour even though it really only takes less than 15 minutes of actual work. The harness got replaced that weekend. If a little something triggers the immobilizer or the alarm system, you will need to reset and rearm the system.
Otherwise you have to remove the radio and give a Honda dealer the radio serial number to get the unlock code. The entire steering column had to be pulled out of the vehicle and the module had to be replaced. This and the next solution appear to have something to do with a capacitor discharge or something resetting. Volkswagen does not stand by its customers at all and I will never ever buy from them again and will tell people I know the car is a piece of crap. For mk5 Jetta or Golf, see. If they work, then you have isolated the problem to the key.
Again, the keyless entry and immobilizer are separate. Good luck and thank you using Fixya Posted on Mar 15, 2010 this is for a 2003, might work. Just look at the pictures above - there are no batteries for the immobilizer chip. In order to protect against theft, more and more cars are being equipped with systems that are set off and deactivated via a coded radio remote control. When buying or programming a new key, you must use a key that corresponds to the same immobilizer generation and keyless entry type and sync it to the immobilizer.
If you wish to remove the immobilizer function from the car you can only do this through a specialized chip tune. That does not include new tires and other things that have gone wrong with this idiot car. That does not include new tires and other things that have gone wrong with this idiot car. How to use a remote starter with an immobilizer equipped car Remote starters still require a valid immobilizer signal just like a regular key. Telling the difference between immobilizer 2 and 3 If your car is in a transition year and you're not sure if you have immobilizer 2 vs. Shaking the key or changing the remote fob's battery will not fix any problem with the immobilizer. You can buy them on ebay as the megamos chip.