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Been relying on one key (Lupo one) since I did the mk4 flip key on the spare, it stopped working a few months after and kept losing its programming & sat in the draw since.

Fast forward 3 years, I now have no locks anywhere on the car & just had my key not want to unlock.. battery is fine & now works again 10 minutes later.

To cut a long story short, is it possible to programme a key as will sort the second as a backup without having a lock barrel..

cheers

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it can be done using vagcom you just need the ecu access code to do it, or you can go to an auto electrician and they can do it, cost me £30 to have it coded, £7 to have it cut and £40 for the flip key its self, so an expensive mod but was worth it! and its all genuine

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it can be done using vagcom you just need the ecu access code to do it, or you can go to an auto electrician and they can do it, cost me £30 to have it coded, £7 to have it cut and £40 for the flip key its self, so an expensive mod but was worth it! and its all genuine

I did the flip key programming myself before & for some strange reason it didn't stay programmed for longer then a couple of months... I'll find someone with vagcom, although as far as I was aware you still had to put the uncoded key into the drivers lock barrel?

I'll do some more digging, cheers man!

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I did the flip key programming myself before & for some strange reason it didn't stay programmed for longer then a couple of months... I'll find someone with vagcom, although as far as I was aware you still had to put the uncoded key into the drivers lock barrel?

I'll do some more digging, cheers man!

i know when i took it to an auto electricians they just put my key into a chip reader and put my new key into and it copied to code across!

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i just had a lupo key done at VW was £130 for key £19 for coding. If you go to a VW when i went there they specifically asked had there been any new or modified key barrels if so it was going to be another £200 on top... probably not the best answer for you...

idea? couldnt you switch it back till you get it cut and coded then take it out again?

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