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Smart key I am having trouble with ignition smart key bought good used one from friend at wrecking yard. VW dealership refuse to program it, can anyone help. Thanx Montie

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The problem that you have in this situation is that all smart keys are registered with a unique identification code specifically coded to your vehicle. So, if you purchased the key from a junk yard for a different vehicle and VW would not code that key for your vehicle it will not work on your vehicle. There is no other way to make that key work for your vehicle if VW will not program it to work for your vehicle. Most locksmiths do not even have access to the codes needed to reprogram the VW key fobs.

My suggestion would be to fork over the $50-$100 bucks for a new key fob from VW. They will most likely need your PIN that is assigned to your vehicle. They can also find this information out by running your VIN number or hooking your car up to the diagnostics system at VW.

Hope this info helps.

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