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So my girlfriend took her 2006 Jetta to the store today. When she was done shopping, the car wouldn't start. Dash says immobilizer active and the car & key light blinking.
So I told her to go home and get the other key (I figured the battery in the key she had was bad). But its the same with the other key.

I read the immobilizer could lock up if you use a wrong key, (or in this case if the battery in the key was bad).
So how do we reset this bloody thing so it will take the keys again? When I get home from work I'll try to disconnect the battery to see if that helps.
Dealership said I had to tow it to them to get the keys and car re-paired. But it can't be that f'ed up.
Isn't the code hardcoded like a firmware, so it shouldn't lose the codes just like that. Car was working just fine 15 minutes before it refused to start.

Help would be appreciated.
 

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I managed to solve it by disconnecting the battery. wait for a minute, reconnect battery.
Then put the key in ignition on position for a few minutes. The light stopped blinking and I could start the car.
Thank god...
 

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This is a new forum layout with loads of bugs which have been reported in the new thread. There is no TDI Wiki at the moment or original similes. It doesn't show the car spec/location.

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Disconnecting the battery won't reset the immobilizer.

What error codes are you getting?

You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
 
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