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    Key cutting/coding services....

    I've got the key and the remote.... both blank and ready to be cut/coded to my immo and alarm....

    i've had 2 quotes so far, VW main dealer says if im nice to them and i bend over first, they might do it for half an hours labour, after assesing the car and key for 'suitability'

    the other is an independant key cutter/immo specialist, who says 50 to cut and code....

    anyone know of any decent and reasonable cutters/coders around my area?
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    I bought a fob and blank key on fleabay recently and wandered down to my ultra-reliable autosparky who has coded loads of keys for me in the past. He has spent over 16k in equipment to be able to do all of this. However, he told me that VW have now been able to have non-franchised garages banned from coding keys and refused to do it in fear of being hammered with a hefty fine off VUK.

    I got my blade cut and presented it to my local ******* (who I must admit were very helpful) and they tried to code it. However, the key/transponder bit supplied off fleabay was either wrong or faulty. When you buy the bit, you note the part number based on the remote fob, not the key. Apparently, the seller had supplied a transponder suitable for static code, not rolling code on my newer Passat.

    If you buy away from a *******, make sure that the parts are correct. My new key ended up costing me 105 (44 to code and 61 to buy). The remote part, however was the right bit off fleabay and worked fine and can be coded yourself from the instructions in the manual.

    Unfortunately, it seems like the big boys are, yet again, crushing smaller enterprises. My advise is to bite the bullet and go to your *******, if only to be assured that once they have coded the thing it will work and will be guaranteed. If you buy a dodgy/incompatible key then it may lock up you car's immobilizer completely leaving your car stranded.

    Also, the VW dealer has easy access to all of the codes which don't always get passed on from owner to owner etc.

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    I can still get mine done in the local cobblers shop *proudface
    You may think I'm being helpful yet sarcastic, this is only because I feel I need to help you to help yourself in the future

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    I have considered the fleabay key/transponders, but I have heard several stories about thier reliability. The last thing you need is the the transponser to fail when you're a long way from home...

    Cheers

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    Can anyone recommend a key cutting place in London/Herts/Bucks/Middlesex that would be able to cut and program a blank Audi TT key?

    I've lost the second key and need to get a replacement, but don't really want to spend 200 at an Audi *******!

    Many thanks.

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    I bought my key on ebay.

    Took it to VW for cutting and programming cost 55

    Im Happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0niX View Post
    I bought my key on ebay.

    Took it to VW for cutting and programming cost 55

    Im Happy!
    LMAO, for 55 you could have had a tacho off me and done it yourself
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    I can program keys for nowt using my laptop. As long as I have the 4 digit code to access my ECU (which I do funnily enough ) I can tell it to program any number of keys, then you just remove the key already in the ignition - stick it in and turn it on for 2 seconds, then stick the 2nd one in and repeat (and repeat for all keys wanting to be coded) - I'll be doing this with my spare key once I get it cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshrules View Post
    LMAO, for 55 you could have had a tacho off me and done it yourself
    I was actually considering buying a VAG Tacho from you Carl but I'm unsure of whether it will work on my car (2001 Bora TDi PD AJM). Initially I just want to code my key/fob that I bought of eBay 2 months ago. I don't even have my SKC.

    My priority at this moment is to buy the full version of VAG COM with HEX CAN USB and only then either buy VAG Tacho or pop down and see you (if that's ok with you... i live in Bury) and get my key coded.

    What does the VAG Commander do? I'm assuming its the same as Tacho but exlusively for newer cars (post 2004)??

    Waheed

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    This is an interesting thread indeed, when i bought my Golf (2nd Hand) the guy had lost the remote keyfob thing and only had just a normal VW key to open the car etc, so thats all i have.

    Was wondering how much it would cost me to get a remote keyfob key thingy-ma-jig, i know the ******** want a ton of bucks to do it, and seen a few threads on various forums on how to do it, is it worth just buying the blank keyfob, having it cut to the same as my key and then taking that to the ******** and paying them the cash to program the thing?

    incidentally a mate of mine has a VAGCOM, can he use that to program the keyfob if i get it cut?

 

 
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