08 vw eos immoblizer problem

Discussion in 'General Diesel Discussion' started by gorgid, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. gorgid

    gorgid New Member

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    2008 VW EOS
    Hello,
    I'm the owner of small dealership/repair facility. Several month ago we purchased 2008 VW EOS VIN:
    WVWBA71F08V035413 FROM INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION.
    The vehicle was previous theft ( theft recovery vehicle). The ignition was broken, key was lost.
    We bought used steering column with all modules on it. Also it came with a ignition key.
    We have ROSS TECH SOFTWARE ad HEX+ can interface. As i read on Ross-TECH.com there are no way
    to program it yourself with out knowing SKC and other information. So we took it to local VW dealership for programming (Bert Smith VW of St.Petersburg, FL). The vehicle was there for couple of weeks. The service tech informed us that
    when they program the key. The vehicle was loosing the programming after couple of hours and they have to program it again but it never kept the programming. Then the tech found out that resistance
    is not absolute zero, because we spliced couple wires on the column. He requested full length wire from the key antenna to the cluster. We had to buy another used column to get this wire. The wire didn't solve the problem. The dealer asked us the get the car back. So the car starts and dies in 3 second.
    My question : Is it possible to disable factory immobilizer on the car to get it started?
    And if it's possible what the procedure? The title of the car can be provided at any time and it shows our ownership of the vehicle.
    It was 2 DTS : 01179 INCORRECT KEY PROGRAMMING UNDER 25. IMMOBILIZER AND 01299 INCORRECT IMMOBILIZER KEY UNDER ENGINE.
    Please let me know your ideas. Thanks in advance.
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    For a car that new I believe that only the dealer can work with it without you knowing the SKC. The dealer cannot give you the SKC because there's no way for them to get it either. It comes straight from a central database to their tool.

    The number one problem that I see is that it sounds like the dealer is trying to program the used key. If that is the case, they should refund anything that they charged you. You cannot program a used immobilizer chip to another car if the car is immobilizer 3 or higher. Your car is immobilizer 4. This should be obvious due to the error codes that they are getting. You must use a new key half, the remote half can be reused. To remove the immobilizer you must reflash the ECU programming, there is no easy way to bypass the immobilizer.

    If your problem is fixed, please post a follow up to let us know what happened because if it's so complex that the dealer was having problems, it would be a great help to know what fixed it. Hopefully it's due to the dealer not reading instructions :)
  3. xmachineheadx

    xmachineheadx New Member

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    Chitty, if you can't program used keys, the OP said "The vehicle was loosing the programming after couple of hours ".

    gorgid, they took a few weeks to tell you this? Did you see the car running fine with your own eyes but losing the programming after a few hours, or did they just tell you that this was the problem? If chitty is right and they were trying to program used keys it should have never run.
  4. gorgid

    gorgid New Member

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    Another dealeship programmed the keys with no problem took them 1 hour

    We took it to another dealership. They ordered new key ring by vin number and got new key.

    Before we were trying to program used key. And first dealership could not tell us that used key can not be programmed. The problem is resolved. Everything in proper order now. Thanks for your replies.

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