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welcometomyturbodies Welcome to the website... we're sorry you're having problems...

Silly question: what type of chip do you have? By any chance is it a Rocketchip? (You're about 40 minutes from one of the most respected TDI Gurus in the country...) If yes, I'd contact him ASAP... who knows... he may be traveling in your direction some time soon...

What happens when you try to start the car? (We need a few more details than what you provided...)

All the best,

Yuri
 

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welcometomyturbodies Welcome to the website!

It would help to know the year and model of your car... some earlier VWs didn't have a very effective immobilizer...

Now... if it was an easy system to bypass, it wouldn't make for a very good theft deterrent... would it?

I'm surprised a dealership would sell you a key - knowing that it would need programming/adaptation before the car could be driven...

There are some Master locksmiths who have the equipment to adapt keys to immobilizers... they're not likely to be all that cheap, though...

Perhaps someone who has Vag-Tacho (assuming it works on your model/year) may chime in...

Good luck,

Yuri

PS: did you lose your previous key or was it broken? If the latter, it's possible you could "fish out" the RFID chip and put it into the new key...
 
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