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fob problems again. POST 17 update

aterro

Banana Bomber
Oct 28, 2009
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right my old fob didnt work
so i bought one of ebay that was suppose to be working.
they both flash and do the flash 4 times thing
and im using the seat manual programming

and its not having no affect on the car. no closing of the door.
am i doing something wrong?

if not
whats the next step to take?

thanks
 
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rubjonny

Guest
I take it the central locking works manually yes?

edit: the method I used to get our fob working was as follows:

1 ignition on to red lights on dash
2 turn off immediately and pull key out
3 hold 1 of the buttons down (dont matter which)
4 PRESS the other 3 times ( with a SLIGHT pause) 1 . 2 . 3
5 watch led on key (should flash) and doors usually try lock/unlock
6 turn ignition key back on to red lights and wait 5 sec
7 key out again and test operation
 

aterro

Banana Bomber
Oct 28, 2009
118
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central locking works yes
and yes i used that method and the fob flashes but doesnt lock the doors.
so what do i do next?
 

rubjonny

Guest
I'd be looking at the remote locking control unit, maybe the aerial is bust? trouble is i have no idea where it is or what it looks like, sorry :(
I had a look thru elsawin but its not very helpfull either!
 

mark1231

Active Member
Sep 29, 2009
146
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lock manually and try all doors are locked if not it will not work of the key fob
 

aterro

Banana Bomber
Oct 28, 2009
118
0
if i turn key once in drivers door it locks that
if i hold it
it locks boot and passengers.

is it best to take it into seat?
how much would they charge to look at it and diagnose it?
 

mark1231

Active Member
Sep 29, 2009
146
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about 60 to 75 quid you need to check key fob is working. only way is a key tester dealers will have this so ask them to test it for you its free ok
 

T1200Y

Guest
I'm new to the forum , but i had this problem and just followed these steps and it works fine now, im so happy :) thankyou .... the only thing i done is locked my car manually from inside and then done it and it works now
 

emlyn11

Active Member
Oct 28, 2008
358
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Surrey
Mine stopped working the other day, just used the steps above and it worked :)

You do need to muck about locking/unlocking the door from the inside before hand though, as said above.

Emlyn
 

aterro

Banana Bomber
Oct 28, 2009
118
0
ive locked the doors from inside. then did the programming.
and nothing :(
any ideas par from going to seat and get them to sort it?
 

Pingu101

Active Member
Oct 21, 2008
28
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im having a similar problem with this but at first i used have to move he circuit board around in th keyfob and it would work for a few imes but now its stopped all together.

its got new batterys and just wont sync its driving me mad now.:cry:

anyone think it could be just the fob or are the recievers common??:shrug:

sorry for hijacking our thread by the way:)
 

dandan

Guest
Excatly same problems as above, anyone got any ideas to do it myself...
 

dandan

Guest
Thanks, basically should I find someone with a similar car and try programming there fob to my car, if that doesn't work it's something internally in my car?
 
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aterro

Banana Bomber
Oct 28, 2009
118
0
Bumping this up
i bought a second hand fob
tryed the programming and still nothing.

so what is the next step?
ive rang seat and they said we would check it out for 40 quid
but would vagcom tell me whats wrong with this?
or?
 

Ricardo_Smooth

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Jun 26, 2007
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sheffield
when my remote lost its memory i had to do the procedure with the drivers door open for it to work. Keep trying it a few times mate as sometimes it takes a few attempts (or it did for me anyway)
 

dandan

Guest
had some spare time then, had another go doing it and it worked cheers people.
 
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