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« on: October 27, 2004, 06:03:09 PM »
Has anyone had good or bad luck with any specific dealer on this issue?

I bought a new key/remote from "keylessride.com" and need to have the key cut to fit my car.

I can program it with the Vag-com myself once it is cut.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2004, 06:29:55 PM »
I have heard people have had great luck at Osborn VW for getting new keys cut...not sure what it costs though.  There used to be a guy on this forum that worked in the service department, if someone remembers who he is, maybe he can hook you up over at Osborn.

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2004, 07:19:29 PM »
I think the real deal is finding the best price, it is costly.  You might want to go into the VWVortex Rocky Mountain forum and ask this question.  There are a few guys in there that work at the local dealerships and maybe they can help out.

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004, 06:35:54 PM »
That was Brad, and he is no longer on this board, but the VWVortex idea is what I would recommend as well.  There are several VW employees that are all over the Rocky Mountain Forum on VWV.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2004, 08:16:00 PM »
Thanks guys. I will try that.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2005, 08:01:38 PM »
I know its kinda late but been really busy and havent been on in like 6mos but was just reading over some of the posts and I work at a dealership and if  you guys need anything just email me at radkisson@ehrlichmotors.com i know im all the way up in greeley but ill try to hook u up
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2005, 04:11:26 AM »
FWIW I had mine done at Prestige, but the dealer was paying so I have no clue what the final price tag was. I know the most expensive part of the process is the fob itself which you already have so might not be too bad.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2005, 04:57:21 AM »
Quote from: "Cole"
Has anyone had good or bad luck with any specific dealer on this issue?

I bought a new key/remote from "keylessride.com" and need to have the key cut to fit my car.

I can program it with the Vag-com myself once it is cut.


Do you have the SCK for your car? I cant find a dealership that will give it to me.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2005, 12:44:29 PM »
SCK?

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2005, 04:19:22 PM »
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SCK?


Sorry should be SKC (secret key code). you need this code to recode your keys properly with your vag-com. Here is a link to a thread that I started on the tex, lots of good info about recodeing keys their.

Recodeing keys

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2005, 04:24:28 PM »
Quote from: "Ross Tech"
 4.15  How do I obtain an SKC for Immobilizer and Key-Matching functions?

    We do not know of any way to retrieve an SKC for VW/Audi/SEAT/Skoda vehicles other than getting it from an official dealership. Prior to 2002, some vehicles were delivered with a scratch-off panel on a plastic tag, details on using that 4-digit SKC can be found here. Starting in 2002, dealerships implemented the WIN2 system to provide SKC's to their technicians and customers, details on using that 7-digit SKC can be found here. Recently, many dealerships have switched to the new GEKO system, whereby their factory scan tools dial up the factory while connected to a car. Under this system, the technician no longer sees the SKC at all. VAG-COM does not interact with the GEKO system.


Taken from the Ross Tech website.
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2005, 04:35:39 PM »
I thought if you had two keys you could program key #2 via some secret handshake with key #1 in the ignition - right? Seems like that's all they did with my new key at the dealership to get it coded correctly.
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2005, 04:48:26 PM »
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I thought if you had two keys you could program key #2 via some secret handshake with key #1 in the ignition - right? Seems like that's all they did with my new key at the dealership to get it coded correctly.


As far as I know you need the SKC to code any keys. Here is the prosess as listed on Ross Techs website.

 Procedure for matching keys to vehicles with Immobilizer in the Instrument Cluster:
(includes many 1999+ Golf/GTI/Jetta/New Beetle/Passat, also Audi)

   1.

      [Select]
      [17 - Instruments]
      [Login - 11]
      Enter zero followed by the 4-digit SKC.
      For example, if your SKC is 1234, enter 01234.
      [Do It!]
       
   2.

      [Adaptation - 10]
      Enter 21 in "Channel Number"
      [Read]
      The "Stored Value" is the number of keys currently matched.
      Enter "new value" of 0
      [Test]
      [Save]
      This clears out the old key-matchings.
      Enter a "new value" corresponding to the total number of keys to be matched,  including any existing keys
      [Test]
      [Save]
       
   3.

      [Done, Go Back]
      [Close Controller, Go Back - 06]
      Switch ignition off and remove key
       
   4.Insert next key to ignition and switch ignition on again
      The warning light for the Immobilizer will light up for ~2 seconds, then go out

Switch ignition off and remove key
       
   5.Repeat step 4 with each key until all keys have been matched.
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2005, 05:38:48 PM »
I did the secret hand shake method and it works fine.

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2005, 10:33:55 PM »
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I did the secret hand shake method and it works fine.


I havent heard of this method. Could you explain the process.

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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2005, 01:27:14 AM »
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I did the secret hand shake method and it works fine.


I havent heard of this method. Could you explain the process.

Greg


It is in an audiworld tech article:

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/misc11.shtml
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2005, 01:38:51 PM »
I do not have IMMO on my 2000 Passat or my 2001 Golf = No SKC needed ...
(I've programed keys for both with my VAG-COM so I know for sure)