Question about 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
The car will start for approximately 2 second and shut down. I noticed the electronic immobilization light flashing on console. I tried all the keys we had and it would not notice any of them. Everything was fine there was no indications that were leading to this. One day great the next day it had no idea who's key it was. Is there a way to reprogram/repair this without having to tow to dealer? Thank You
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you got a immob prob with your key,get it recoded to your key and away you go.........dont jump start your car without surge protectors or you may blow your e.c.u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: electronic immobilization
lock and unlock the driverside door with the key also make sure that the original key didnt have a chip installed in the side of it some keys have to be programmed for a car and the key alone is like 200 dollars
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
SOURCE: electronic immobilizer
most likely cause is the gauge cluster, this will have to be tested and service by your local dealership because the dash cluster and keys have to be coded. I have seen the immobilizer loose it's coding for apearantly no reason. therefore have them recode cluster and see if problem goes away, if it doesn't the gauge cluster will have to be replaced.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
SOURCE: My jetta won't recognize the key
I have had this same issue ever since I purchased the car new in 2000. It seems to be a very intermittent issue, but I found that when it occurred, it was typically damp and between 40 and 50F.
In any case, the dealer was not able to diagnose and fix the problem. I did get them to give me a 4 digit pass code for the immobilizer. This pass code is entered by using the clock adjust knob and the odometer reset button. Once the pass code is entered, the car will start. However, this is not a permanent fix as you may need to enter the pass code again should the immobilizer activate.
Sometimes the Jetta will start after 5-6 trys when the immobilizer is activated, but if I crank anything past 10, I usually resort to the pass code.
I am searching today for solutions since I have needed to use the pass code twice in the last 4 times that I have neede to start the car, and the weather is perfect.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
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