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immo trouble on 2000 golf

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Hello all, I own a 2000 golf that has an erratic immobilizer problem. After every 30 starts or so, the immobilizer symbol on the Dash flashes and the car stalls after I started it. Mostly I just take out the key, reinsert it and all works fine. But sometimes it takes over ten times for the immobilizer to accept the key and I have the feeling, that the problem worsens. I tried my spare key, but that doesn't make a difference. I changed the battery to make sure, the voltage is right, but this also didn't help. Reading out the error bank with VAG-COM yields no problems. So now I am thinking of changing out the coil as the next step. Anybody know how to do that or a better idea to tackle this problem. I wouldn't mind disabling the immo altogether, scince I don't think anyone wants to steal my old junker.

I live in the Netherlands in the vicinity of Uden

Thx for the help, Mark.
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i bought a chinese knock off and i was able to retrieve my ske# but it seems kind of worthless for anything else, it wont work to program my keys and if you dont pick the correct ECU it will do weird things to the dashboard, and the interface will not work with vcds light at least it was only 50$ also the cable was not "plug and play" it took forever for me to get it to work with windows vista, i had to manually install the cable into the usb port. but that being said, i was able to use it to get the ske
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