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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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Welcome to the forum Mark. welcometomyturbodies

Immobilizers are a common problem search the forum for immobilizer or search FAQ they are a pain in the backside as you will read.
The only thing is that I will need to retreive my SKC as somewhere in the line of previous owners it got lost, but that can be arranged with the nifty trick I found somewhere else on this forum.
Where did you find that info on here Mark, can you post the thread?

Well the first thing you do with VCDS is an Autoscan to see if any other problems have developed.
There are cheap versions of VAG TACHO on eBay which don't always work. The believe the genuine VAG TACHO is expensive at around $800 or £800 I can't remember which it was but its expensive. There are different versions of VAG TACHO the 2.5 covers VAG the 3.01 covers GM.
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