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I have a 2002 VW Cabrio that recently had to have its cylinder head redone and timing belt replaced.After the job was done the mechanic could not get the car to start and run.It only starts and stops right away.Won't stay running.HELP somebody cause he is stumped and I need my car back..Thanks...Paula M

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I do believe that you have to reprogram the key, check your local dealer; that is the simple solution. The same problem can be caused by the ignition coil being bad.
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