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  • smeyer Aug 04, 2008

    VW 2006 Passat - Had same message-"Immobilizer Active or Inactive", with bell, in my car this am after shutting engine down- During previous stop, 10 min before, had trouble getting key out of ignition?? Is this related and what does "Immobilizer Active or Inactive" indicate?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Exact same problem...

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johnny5846
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SOURCE: VW Passat 2006 service now

2 options depending on your displays .

Press and hold the service wrench button with the ignition off. While still holding the button, turn your ignition to "on" (but don't start the car). Press the Min clock button and then release the wrench button.


With key off press and hold the 0.0 button on the cluster. With your other hand turn the key to the on position , while still holding 0.0 button, press the minute button for 1 second and you will see the service reset.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT KEY IS

If you have an automatic transmission, grab the shifter lever and press the thumb release button three times. This will tell the vehicle to let go of the key.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 VW passat 1.9 TDi "immobiliser activated" on display

There may not be any other way to fix it except to replace your instrument panel. That's where your immobilizer is located. Or you could try this:

Try cold-booting the car. Remove both battery cables from the battery. Short the battery cables together (away from the battery) for about 15 seconds. Reconnect the battery. No guarantees - I found this info at tdiclub.com.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the oil filter located on a 2006 vw passat?

you have to remove the skid plate under the car to see it.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

alicantecoli
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SOURCE: 2001 VW Passat Intermittent immobiliser problems

dealer only ,might get away with a re programme of the chipped key ,worst case scenario is a new ECU

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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You can reset it by disconnecting the battery for an hour. When you reconnect the battery, make sure the correct key is fully inserted into the ignition but not turned on. It will re-pair the chip in the key and the ignition lock to the recognised by the ECM and antitheft system. Make sure you know your radio code :>)

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First of all you need to programm all ignition keys using suitable diagnostic equipment (VAS, VAG-Com) connected to the data link connector of the car.

You have an electronic immobilizer key recognition problem. Now your key chip is not recognized by the transponder antenna fitted on the ignition switch barrel.

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This warning lamp indicates that the engine is locked by the immobilizer system, and the engine start sequence must be repeat again.

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2001 vw passat...its starts up and then shuts off within 2 seconds...imobilizer light comes on...when car sits for a while its starts....but then it will not start intermitantly again? help!!!


You have an electronic immobilizer key recognition problem. Your key chip is not recognized by the transponder antenna fitted on the ignition switch barrel. Do you have this warning symbol lightning on the dashboard?

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This warning lamp indicates that the engine is locked by the immobilizer system, and the engine start sequence must be repeat again.

From year 1995 in Audi-VW (VAG) cars is used engine immobilizer. The VAG group immobilizer system consists of an immobilizer ECU which controls the recognition of keys and the Engine Management ECU system. Immobilizer is activated when the ignition key is removed and, together with the engine control unit, largely prevents unauthorized starting of the engine. The system uses a transmitter and receiver unit in the ignition key (transponder). Whenever an attempt is made to start the engine, it transmits a new code to the car's electronics. The immobilizing is only cancelled and car motor electronic receives permission to start engine if the key sends a right authorization code.

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Use another ignition key that you have, and start the engine.


You will need to programm all ignition keys using suitable diagnostic equipment (VAS, VAG-Com) connected to the data link connector of the car.

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I ahve a 2006 passat and on screen the message is immobilizer activate so what i ahve to do


Hi,
Please try the spare key, if this has the same result then you need to get the vehicle to a dealer.

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How do you turn off the immobilizer on a Volkswagon Passat and remove the wrong key that was used?


Just happened to me in a 2006 VW Passat 2.0T - Automatic. You simply need to depress the brake and then press the button on the shift lever 3 times. You will then hear the key being released and you can pull it out.

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Starts then, stops. After five or six times, starts.


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There may not be any other way to fix it except to replace your instrument panel. That's where your immobilizer is located. Or you could try this:

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