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Hello ,long time reader first time poster.. (MK4 TDI Golf with an immobilizer issue)

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Hello group , I have a 2001 TDI golf ( MK4 USA spec). It has had intermittent immobilizer no start episodes for several years, but at worst the car started after ten minutes. Today I pulled into a station for fuel, and the immobilizer immobilized the car for 2 hours. I tried waiting, tried leaving the key in and ignition turned on, nothing worked, I had to get it towed home. I would really like to fix this issue once and for all as I cannot trust the car now. I am open to disabiling the immo system, or replacing all the involved components to make it operational. I have read the FAQ post on the immo system, I do not have the SKC for my car. Thanks in advance!!!!
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If you can get the SKC you may be able to input an emergency bypass. I've never tried it so don't know if it works. Otherwise you have to do a chip reflash to remove the immobilizer. There is no quick and easy way to defeat the immobilizer, otherwise it wouldn't be a very good anti theft system would it?
Welcome to the forum. welcometomyturbodies

Now there are plenty of thread on here talking about immobilizer problems but as anyone heard Autologic it seems like a good piece of kit as it saves going to the dealer for the PIN code. I don't see any prices for it. ;)
It is one heckuva immobilizer system , I got my car to start , strangely enough it started right up when I pulled the key fob in half, and stuck the key half in sans remote half. Maybe a coincidence, it would not start seconds before.
Yes you don't need the buttons on the key to start the car as the immobilizer chip is embedded in the key blade part. ;)

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