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C7 Spare Key not recognised

jjarvis Aug 1, 2016

  1. jjarvis

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    Hi guys.

    I have a 2012 3.0 TDI S Line Q Avant. Non advanced key, just standard keyless start.
    Every time I try to start the car using the spare key it says it is not recognised and needs to be held against the key logo on the dash. When I do this the car will start but I have to do this every time, it doesn't seem to remember it. Now I can't open the doors remotely with it.

    The red light on the key flashes when it is pairing to the car but afterwards if I press any of the buttons the light stays off.

    Am I doing something wrong? Driving me mad!

    Thanks
     
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  3. NHN

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    Battery.
     
  4. jjarvis

    jjarvis Member

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    Thought that might be the case so ordered one. Would the key just not work at all if that was the case though?
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Keys have 2 systems employed, immo & of course locking, immo would work when key held in place AFAIK, as youve found out, battery flat would stop locking, so for me just grab a battery from local store & retest.
     
  6. jjarvis

    jjarvis Member

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    Brilliant. Love it when it is something simple. Will keep you posted.
    Thanks
     

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