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Does anyone have VAGtacho in the York area?

Tom_B Jun 22, 2013

  1. Tom_B

    Tom_B Member

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    I need to sort out another key and I have a fob from the old car that I need to get programmed. I am wondering if any forum members have vag tacho in my area?

    thanks,


    Tom
     
  2. craigynett

    craigynett Member

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    have you fitted a new transponder in the key? you can't program a used transponder from a different car, they're locked
     
  3. Tom_B

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    Ah, thanks for your reply - I'll need to get a new blade with a new transponder chip - get the blade cut then reprogrammed the transponder chip. Am I right in thinking that I can reprogramme the old remote locking fob using the putting one key in the door and the other on the ignition method?
     
  4. craigynett

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    yes, new cut blade, new transponder programmed with SKC using vagtacho or similar. Then yes you can program the fob with the manual sync procedure. I'm guessing the old & new cars are both 2000, if so then your old fob will be compatible
     
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  5. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Craig. I beg to differ, I have just used VAG tacho to program a used key transponder from a golf onto a Passat to get it running after the original key was damaged. So it can be done.

    If it's any use, I have VAG tacho and will be on holiday near Pocklington from a week Monday.
     
  6. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Do you have genuine vag tacho or the Chinese 3.01?
     
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  7. @udi A3

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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2013
  8. craigynett

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  9. Tom_B

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    Thanks Arrkon -I will order up a new blade with a transponder chip just to be sure and it would be great if I could come out and see you to programme the new key.
     
  10. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    No worries, should take me less than 20min :)
     
  11. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    It seems a bit hit and miss TBH.

    I broke a 2.8 Quattro last year, and only having one key for my own car, decided to use the 2.8's key on mine. I got a blade cut, and used vagtacho or VCDS (cant mind which) to program the key using the SKC i extracted previously. My car has immo3, and it all worked fine, reusing the original transponder.

    However recently i tried programming a used VW key into a mates bora, and it wouldnt work. Everything looked normal thru the process, but the key simply wouldnt take the coding. Fitted a new transponder and that sorted it.

    Perhaps it worked for me because the "used" transponder was from an IMMO2 car?
     
  12. @udi A3

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    I still wouldnt want to arrive at a car to reprogram and take that chance, do it once with the right tools imo. If that means a few quid for a chip so be it.
     
  13. Tom_B

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    Thats why I am ordering a new blade and the case bit with a new transponder chip. 25 quid all in cant be bad and, as you say, not worth taking a risk on trying to reprogramme an old chip.
     

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