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?
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?