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    • shazkhan111
    • By shazkhan111 9th Oct 16, 2:52 PM
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    VW Golf Key
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    • 9th Oct 16, 2:52 PM
    VW Golf Key 9th Oct 16 at 2:52 PM
    Hi,

    I have a VW Golf Mk 5 with 2 remote key fobs.

    One of them stopped working all of a sudden - i replaced the battery but no luck.

    I took it to VW, they said i need new keys and quoted £260.

    One of the keys still works and the one that does not opens the car manually.

    Is there a cheaper fix to this? I looked online and tried to recode it by flicking ignition whilst holding it in position in the lock and pressing sequential buttons but no luck!
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 9th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
    If one works OK and the other just works as a manual key then I'd just leave it.
    • dogshome
    • By dogshome 9th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
    Replacing the battery in a key usually isn't enough and the key has to be re-programmed, but depending how old the car is it can be done from the car's ignition - Old car good/New car bad.

    Visit the VW owners forum for advice
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 9th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:28 PM
    If it is knackered, there are online/ebay sellers who can repair them, if you trust them. A friend had this done for a BMW and it hasn't been nicked...yet
    • EdGasket
    • By EdGasket 9th Oct 16, 9:33 PM
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    • #5
    • 9th Oct 16, 9:33 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 9:33 PM
    Hi,

    I took it to VW, they said i need new keys and quoted £260.
    Originally posted by shazkhan111
    It's the price we pay for crime; we are all victims that have to have these over-complicated systems that cost us ££££'s.

    An alternative might be some decent deterrants such that toe-rags might think car crime just isn't worth it.
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