Key and remote replacement and troubleshooting mk4 Jetta Golf New Beetle… — Volkswagen Jetta MkIV

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Key and remote replacement and troubleshooting: mk4 Golf, New Beetle, Passat

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Key and remote and troubleshooting: mk4 Jetta, Golf, New Passat

Key FAQ for mk4 VW and B5 Passat

Introduction This page shows how to mk4 (mark 4, mkiv, 4th generation) VW and remotes, replace the battery, or them.

This includes the New Golf (up to 2006), and Jetta and (up to 2005). For mk3 (1995-1999) Jetta TDI or TDI keyless entry programming, see mk3 key FAQ. For mk5+ cars and newer) remote programming, see mk5+ remote and key programming.

The is 2 halves but has 3 separate components: the entry remote, the metal key, and the immobilizer chip. must be correct to get the key/remote to as intended. You must program the (totally separate from the keyless entry) or else the will shut off the engine a second. See 1000q: immobilizer FAQ for details on the anti theft

Misc key info: The key operates at 315 mHz (I you that the signal cannot be over a cell phone). The battery for the remote is CR2032. If you the older rubbery style it a CR1620. The immobilizer chip not need a battery because an RFID (radio frequency chip energized by the antenna in the key slot. The RFID chip is about 1 from the ignition key when in a key (through plastic) and 3 when bare.

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The first in getting a new or replacement remote/key MUST READ

-If the car does not an immobilizer you can program the keyless yourself and have a new key cut almost This applies to early mk4 with no immobilizer and earlier VW cars.

-If you have an immobilizer and have an broken key (broken remote or key), you can salvage the parts out of existing key and put them into a new For example, if the key ring loop is split the key and replace it with a part. VW doesn#039;t sell key ring loops. You can also your current immobilizer into the replacement key instead of it to the dealer. The RFID chip and a are pictured below (white Use some acetone or carefully cut it to remove the chip and then it with new key#039;s chip. you can program the keyless entry and have a new key cut anyplace that can cut the side milled/reverse cut key. You tape the old chip to the outside of the cylinder but that defeats the anti-theft function. And if you dug it out why not just put it the new key?

-If you have an immobilizer and you have an old key to salvage the immobilizer out of, you must read the notes about the SKC code and key variations.

How to if you have an immobilizer and differences by

If you have the yellow car symbol a few paragraphs below on the instrument you have an immobilizer. The two types of VW used in the mk4 generation in North are immobilizer 2 and 3. Generally speaking, VW up to 1999 do not have an immobilizer and was not equipped on cars sold in the

If you have Immo2, you need the SKC to use a new key or cluster. It has an emergency drive that will let you drive to the or mechanic for them to fix it but you must the SKC code.

If you have Immo3, you a SKC to use a new key, swap instrument or swap ECUs. The big difference immo3 is that it you cannot used immobilizer chips keys). VW doesn#039;t sell chips. Remember, the door-unlock-remote is separate from the ignition half, A used key fob (after can still unlock the doors as as the FCC number is the same. For the Jetta/Golf/New immobilizer 2 was introduced during in the US/Canada. If you have a 2000, it have immo2, check for the car symbol on the instrument cluster. If VW is model year 2002-2005, it has immo-3. To see if you have immobilizer 2 vs. 3, see the immobilizer FAQ. Immo-4 is on and newer mk5 cars.

Pictured below is the immobilizer on a mk5 car. Your yellow car should look the same. It on very briefly when you the ignition on. If you don#039;t see any immobilizer than you most likely have an immobilizer.

The cheapest way to get a new VW Jetta, Golf, or Beetle key

The way to get a new replacement key is to buy a cut NEW key off ebay or an OEM VW internet dealer (usually a dealership who parts online) and take it to local dealer for immobilizer It only takes a maximum of 30 (it really only takes 5 to set everything up and about 1 minute per but expect 1 hour labor (0.5 hour if they#039;re You can program up to 4 keys per car. The internet wholesale price be well under $100 internet wholesale plus programming of the immobilizer vs. $300-350 at the for everything.

If you don#039;t know key#039;s part number the key in half using the procedure to check it) then I suggest to the dealer to make sure you the correct key part number and FCC ID. The numbers below are only a double check the correct number with your vendor because this is not responsible if you order the wrong There may have been over parts that used on your car so the exact VIN transition may be off.

When programming any new key to the immobilizer, you have all keys present it resets the immobilizer chip and the old won#039;t work.

As mentioned if the car has immobilizer 2 you can reprogram used chips (and used If your car has immo 3 or above, you A new key blade half is required the immobilizer chip is inside half. Again, you could use a remote half if it#039;s the FCC ID or as parts.

Retrieving the Secret Key (SKC) number or bypassing the

If you have a car 2000-2001, you might have the 4 digit plastic tag the SKC printed on it under a scratch off Pictured below is the plastic If you have a car model year or higher, or you lost the plastic you don#039;t have the SKC and you cannot the immobilizer yourself. If you cannot this then you must the SKC yourself to work on the immobilizer or new key chips! VW no longer has access to you the SKCs.

To view how to disable the system completely or retrieve the SKC please join our community and to a premium account. The exclusive can be viewed in this post in the members only forum. upgrade to a premium account There is no easy way to immediately the immobilizer so don#039;t bother If there was, it wouldn#039;t be effective at theft prevention it? VCDS cannot get an SKC for you and they do not on incorporating this hacking

Mk4 VW key part numbers

(click to see prices, make sure you the above paragraph, double with your vendor if only the remote or the whole The best way to check your part number is to take key apart and check the printed number inside. The tips are just general guidelines.

#1- If you a car with VIN 9M 1 083 594 and a build date (about model year your remote probably like #1 pictured above, number should be VW# 1j0 959 753f, is for immo 2. The key buttons are more and are oval. It has no hard keychain and use 2x CR1620 batteries instead of the shown in the picture at the top of the page.

#2- If you have a car with build 10/00-05/01 (about model 2001, maybe some you may have the remote that like #2 . it should be VW# 1j0 959 753t and is for 2. The key buttons are plastic and are more It has a hard keychain loop. part number should with any mk4 VW pre immo and up to immo 2.

#3- If you a car built after 05/01 model year 2001-2002 and you should have immo 3 and use #2, it is either VW# 1j0 959 753 am, this has been by 1j0 959 753 dc, it should have immo 3. It has a keychain loop. The key buttons are plastic and are more squared. You have immo 4 unless you an mk5 car. Passat used later than the Jetta/Golf.

immobilizer (1998-1999, maybe cars)VW# 1h0 837 219 a (with light)

VW# 357 837 219 a light)

valet key (no remote VW# 357 837 185 or 3b0 837 219 h

WITH immobilizer valet key (no section) Key #1 1j0 959 753f Key #2 1j0 959 753t Key #2

1j0 959 or 1j0 959 753 am Key #2 no panic button

FCC number, identification marks FCC ID: NBG 8137 T

269 4102 1185A

HELLA: 5FA 008 FCC ID: NBG 735868 T FCC ID: NBG 735868T (for am)

or NBG (for dc)

remote section 1j0 959

or 1j0 959 753 e 1j0 959 753dc or 1j0 959 753 am 1j0 959 753 dj

metal key only without section 3b0 837 219 ak 1j0 837 246d 1j0 837 246f 1j0 837

Keyless entry programming

this only programs the entry, it has nothing to do with the you still have to find who can program the immobilizer or take it to the for programming.

To program your entry:

-Put your key in the ignition and turn to ON, do not start the Make sure all the remotes you to use are present because they to be programmed at the same time.

the door and insert key #2 into the side lock. Lock the

-Within 5 seconds of locking the press unlock 2 times on the new key #2.

-(if this is remote #3, unlock 3 times. if this is #4, press unlock 4 times).

-If a chirp or beep do not press it This means that the car has the new keyless entry remote.

with other remote or the car and turn off — done.

If you have 1 key you have to use a ross VCDS cable to do this or the dealer do it.

Battery replacement or key

To replace the battery, keychain, or you have to take the key apart. If you to replace a broken keychain, buy the cheapest remote you can find on and swap the battery housings. a video showing battery

Here#039;s a video showing key Ignore the later part deals with model 2009 and newer keys. See the below as well.

To separate the key and section, just grab half and pull hard. also a small notch on the where you can insert a pry.

Use a pry at the yellow dotted lines to the keyless entry half in

Here#039;s the other side. the screw and disc, that#039;s for the switchblade.

Once the remote is apart, put in a new CR 2032 battery. The side (in this pic the side writing) should face you you put the battery in. If your keychain is you can just replace that with a cheap key from If you have the older round fob it uses a CR1620 battery.

To the switchblade or remove the immobilizer see the earlier picture with the Use an exacto knife to pry off the VW badge and the screw. The switchblade will apart. I suggest driving the where the screw is because a little space for it to go under the Otherwise it#039;ll dig into the

The switchblade and button sit on top of a torsion, or spring. This is what the switchblade open. The spring on a tab in the plastic, note the yellow Note the tabs when and twist the switchblade so that it correctly. If the switchblade is clamped you twisted the spring in the wrong If your switchblade action is tired, twist the spring turn in the correct direction to the key open with more

The rest of assembly is the reverse of

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