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Dont have a TDI, wish I did. Mine is a 2002 Jetta VR6. Lost my key today. I live in Juneau Alaska. The VW dealership closed three years ago. No local locksmith has the tools to program the immo. So I am hoping to get a little help. It would really be a pain to put the car on the ferry to Seattle to get a replacement key!
 

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...yes, that would be a pain. Luckily the tools exist to program it yourself but unfortunately, it's still not cheap. You need a genuine VCDS cable from ross tech and aftermarket software to retrieve the SKC number. Instructions are here: http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a4/vw-smart-key-remote-replacement.htm

welcometomyturbodies Also, since the thread is so specific, title edited.
 

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You must be registered to see the actual instructions

You must also have made a post to the site. I am a newbie with a White 2006 Jetta TDI that I sold my mercedes for. Glad I did it with no regrets! I actually have more head room and it has everything my benz seat had but the cooling fans.
 

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Having a similar problem to this and posting to view a resource article. I lost the key to my 2002 VW gti, and the nearest dealership is about 60 miles away. I have an old key that is cut and will open the doors and start the engine, but the immobilizer will then shut the engine off.

From what I understand you can't reprogram the immobilizer on an old key, but is there a way to bypass it in order to get the car to a dealership? Or are there any resources for finding a non-dealer in the area that can cut/program new keys?

thanks

ed: found info about needing the skc in order to work on the immobilizer, and saw mention of an emergency bypass to get to the dealer, but couldn't find the details. Would it be worth buying the tools needed to get the skc, or better just to pay to have my car towed 60 plus miles do the dealer and have them program it there?
 

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To use the bypsas you need to know the SKC. You'll have to wait for the tools to retrieve the SKC or you can tow it now and use the car today. The procedure is at the bottom of the immo2 article. I've never tried it but I hear it works.

The old key was originally for the 2002 gti right? If your car is immo2 you can reprogram the old key immos to new cars, if immo3 you cannot reprogram old keys to another car, only to same car. If the old key was originally for your 2002 gti it should start the car and let you drive.
 
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