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  1. Immobile activated on all keys

    B5 Garage
    This afternoon got off work and got in my 2001.5 Passat 1.8T. Turned key and engine started then shut off immediately. Tried again, same result. Noticed 'car with key' light flashed with ‘Immobile Activated’ displayed. Tried disconnect battery negative for a few minutes but it didn’t help...
  2. Help with my 99 Passat GLS

    Hello! I don't really know much about this site but I have been here a few times when I needed help with my car so far. I bought a 99 Passat GLS Sedan and it came with one key, and it was a regular key(no fob). My car does come with Automatic Locks (When I push the button on the inside, the...
  3. Radio removal used wrong keys - now what do I do?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 Passat with a radio, CD player and Cassette player. I made some radio removal keys from file folder hangers BUT I wasn't sure which way to put the angle in and I tried both ways and now I think I bent something and it's not working. Three of the keys feel like they are going in...
  4. FS: OEM Roof racks ($175) and Surf/Kayak Racks ($75) with Keys

    Parts For Sale
    I have the OEM roof racks that will fit a B5 and B5.5 (originally made for the B5.5, but fit B5). $175 -come with keys and all hardware I also have the OEM surf/kayak attachments... only used once. $75 -all hardware included For pics, go here: VW Passat OEM Locking Roof Racks...
  5. Lost Keys! Would this idea work?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Passatworld, I recently lost my only key for my 2002 1.8t passat. I know that a replacement key from the dealership is really expensive, so this is what I am planning to do. I have an uncut key that I got from ebay a while back. My plan is to get a valet key from the dealership( I heard...
  6. Need Keys made and good mechanic in Twin cites MN area

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Just got a 2003 passat glx 4 motion with 105 k . In excellent condition. Couple issues one is only one key. Anybody know of a place in Minnesota other then the dealer that can do this? Also any good vw mechanics in this area?
  7. Keys went thru the washer and dryer...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my keys (and FOB) went through the washer - key itself works just fine, but the remote is done. Tried leaving in rice, tried swapping battery - nothing. Dealer quoted "about $80" for a new remote... Advice? Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks everyone, Jeremy
  8. Copying the keys

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Forum I have VW Passat, 2002, 1.8T 4 GLS keys is with code. Today I was denied to make a copy. They told me I had to contact dealer. I don't have contacts with dealer. I bought this car on auction and have only 1 keys. I lost it once in Home depot truck and hopefully I found it. But I...
  9. Trouble programing 2 new keys?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I've got a 2003 1.8T Passat....I had 2 keys cut at the VW dealer,one with key fob the other is a valet key.Both keys unlock my doors and trunk,they will also start my car for about 3 sec and shut off. I also have a full version of Vag-com and my four digit SKC. I've tried to program both...
  10. Buying an impound 2004 B5.5 with no keys?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can you say 'pig in a poke?' Because it is in impound there are no keys--and they will not let you onto the lot with a locksmith. I have read multiple threads on the remote/key/immmo--but they all assume you have some place to start. Help me think about a procedure to get it unlocked and off...
  11. FS: B5/5.5 Votex roof bars with keys

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  12. Lock your keys in the car?... "KESSY"

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello everyone! Fairly new here... Wife and I have a 2013 Passat TDI SEL with the KESSY "Keyless entry and start system". Over the weekend we were driving around and she uses the part of the diaper bag as her purse. Anyways the car was locked, went to put the diaper bag in the trunk and used the...
  13. CCM reprogramming to keys HELP!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hello everyone. Ive just had a 2003 tdi 4 motion.......... But all of a sudden, my alarm keeps going off and my central locking has packed in. I can open the door with the key but thats it. Ive been told by the garage that my CCM has gone faulty, and needs replacing. I have found a second hand...
  14. new key fob, car wont start with original keys

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got this bought new immobilizer chip shown in the lower picture. car wont start with two original keys , immobilizer light came on when i cranking . The dealer has told me that other keys should work ,but they don't. what should i do to get my original key fob to work?
  15. Lost all keys, alarm on, 2000 4Motion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I lost one key fob on a motorcycle ride years ago. My wife lost the second one last week. She has looked "everywhere" There was a valet key, and it might be in the glove box. When I call the auto club to open the car I expect the car alarm will go off. if the valet key is indeed in there, I...
  16. Brake lights stuck on when keys out of ignition help asap please

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys Changed the rotors and pads tonight on the W8. Attempted to drive to break them in but as soon as I started the car, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor and didn't return upwards. Even with key out of the ignition, the brake lights are still on. Handbrake works fine...
  17. Lost (severely misplaced) both sets of keys- Cheapest solution??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings- Long time, no post, . I have lost both sets of keys for my 2000 Passat wagon which luckily is parked in my driveway. What would be the least expensive method for getting a new key made?Thanks in advance for your help. regards, Paul, Providence, RI
  18. Keys from

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i was doing some research and recently my keys jumped out of my pocket at work, leaving me with only one switchblade type key. So I called the dealership and they wanted 250 dollars to give me 1 new key. That's just crazy! SO I planned on buying 2 keys from I have a 2002 Passat...
  19. coding keys with VAG-COM

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, my daughter has 2003 4motion GLX that she bought used last year. It came with only one key, the valet key. I wanted to get her another one with the remote fob but after pricing it out with the dealership it was approaching the cost of a VAG-COM setup. Having caught the bug and can see...
  20. question about keys

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello i have an issue , my son wrecked his early 01 passat GLX , I purchased a 99 from an auction to fix up it only had 1 key it will start it and unlock doors from passenger side but will not unlock from drivers or unlock the trunk or glove box , will my keys and locks plus the the ingnition...