2006 Passat Smart Key

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    2006 Passat Smart Key

    I have one Smart Key, and desire to own a second key. I see them for sale on-line (used), and wonder if anyone knows if they are generically reprogrammable at a dealer, or if there is a specific series or range of serial numbers that are eligible to be re-programmed to work with my VIN number. I called several dealers, who are all clueless, except to note that they are required to give the VIN number when ordering a new one from VW National Parts. That made me suspect that not just any used 2006 Passat Smart Key will necessarily work with another car. Anyone know the definitive answer?

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    Why do you only have one? Two keys usually come with the purchase; at least they did on my '06 Passat.

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    I think if the key came from a same year passat you should be ok, but no guarantees.
    Previously, if a key had been programmed to a golf ecu, and then was wanted to be programmed to a passat, it wouldnt work, this also depended on vin numbers, even with both the keys having the same part numbers. All im saying is, it used to be a risk buying a secondhand key, this probally hasn't changed.

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