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Transponder chip in key fob

Hi there i have a 97 sharan tdi just bought a key fob correct one from ebay could i put my transponder chip in key key fob and programe it to my car

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  • leehallam Feb 11, 2009

    sorry the car is a vw sharan 1.9tdi on a r reg

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what make of car?

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This will all depend upon what country you are in, and if the vehicle even has the need for the chip to be programmed at all.

When you put a proper key in the ignition, is there a antitheft logo that cycles with the other indicators?

VW antitheft indicator in the USA often looks like a car with a key under it

In the USA, thought the keys have a MEGAMOS RFID chip, no system was active until 2000, and on some models, not until 2002

A system requires a VIRGIN chip. Once the chip is programmed to a car, the chip is locked to that car. Some new software can unlock and refresh some chips, but not 100%

I had a client come in TODAY with a 2003 Passat, and an EBAY flip key.... I wasted a half hour programming time..... but I carry the lower half of remote, which hold the blade and the chip, so was able to fix client up, when EBAY failed.

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