chitty, Is this reflashing you are talking about done by the dealers, or are there individual garages that can do this. The 02 golf didn't recognize the key yesterday, had to go pick up my wife before work. Went back this morning (28degres) and it recognized the key fired right off. It usually does this, of course at the most inconvenient times. I have spent enough money trying to get the keys and switch right, I just want it out of the system.