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  1. Switchblade Remote will not programto the car

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Had to replace the battery in the car because it lost a cell and only had 10volts. Installed new battery in the car and the remote lock and unlock function no longer works from the switchblade key. Went through the programing steps in the owners manual and can not get the remote to connect with...
  2. Replacement key at Walmart

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My switchblade key works to turn on the car. But the electrics aren't working and the immobilizer light is on and flashing on my 2000 1.8T. I know that Walmarts can cut keys for cars, and I wanted to stop by and see if they could get a key for my Passat. But would it be worth it? Or would the...
  3. Replacing switchblade key outer case?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 10+ years of use, both of my switchblade keys are pretty beat up so I'm looking into options to just replace the outer case. From what I see the the key blank is secured by a roll pin and the circuit board lifts out; I should be able to remove the pin and lift out the circuit board and...
  4. Need New Switchblade Immobilizer Chip

    B5 Garage
    I purchased 2 new Switchblade Transmitters from Amazon to replace the worn out ones we had. I was able to very easily and successfully get one up and running, but had a bit of bad luck on the second one. As I was attempting to remove the immobilizer chip from the old switchblade it cracked in...
  5. FS: Passat B5 Owners Manual and Switchblade Key

    Parts For Sale
    Hey Guys, My car got wrecked a few months ago and I have a couple of leftovers that I want to get rid of. Owner Manual ($30) -In decent condition but one of the rivets holding the binder rings in the book has let go. All the pages are in good shape though. -In the usual VW black book, see...
  6. Switchblade Key Case Replacement

    B5 Garage
    Recently I picked up a couple of new 3-button switchblade key cases because I had worn both of mine through the red panic buttons. They were über cheap on amazon, I think $11.99 each. So I rolled the dice and so did a number of other PWers. They arrived today and I am pleased to report that...
  7. Switchblade Remote Key

    Parts For Sale
    Switchblade Remote Key, work great, $35 shipped. Ryan
  8. How to replace switchblade on key fob?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a new key fob and successfully programmed it by following this DIY. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1216091-DIY-guide-to-switchblade-key-remote-replacement I am stumped on the switchblade replacement. The above DIY mentions to use a nail or punch but I have no idea how to do...
  9. Switchblade Remote Problems!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! I know there have been other posts on this, and to my knowledge, I've read through them all and tried what I can. I have a 1999 Passat 1.8T (US Spec) and the remote wont work now. I've tried doing what the manual said to reprogram the remote (This includes the key in ignition, one in...
  10. I want to upgrade my banjo to a switchblade

    B5 Garage
    I have a 98 passat 1.8t with banjo key numbers Canada: 2694 102 338 FCC : IO NBG 730956T Hella : 5FA 007 785 00 and I have been given a spare switchblade key with numbers HLO IJO 959 753 FCC ID NBG 8137T Hella 5FA 008 137 30 Can i switch my banjo to this or do I need A different switchblade or...
  11. 98 Switchblade

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wondering if it's possible to program the new VW remote to a 1998 Passat, or even the switchblade. I found a few threads regarding, but none confirm they were successful. I currently do not have a remote, just a key. I need a spare key and remote. Is there a particular part number for the...
  12. FS - Switchblade fobs, key ends, uncut key blanks etc

    Parts For Sale
    I found this box of keys I had when cleaning. I'm keeping 2 or 3 for myself and want to get rid of the rest. Most are used, a couple new ones in there. Gonna sell them all relatively cheap if you guys are interested at all. The fob with the oval buttons (2 pictured top left) cost significantly...
  13. Key FOB.......

    Parts For Sale
    Key FOB for SALE Hello: A while ago I bought three key fobs (just the immobilizer and metal blade) P/N 1J0959753AM I used two of them, one for my 2003 jetta TDi, and one for my recently acquired 2001.5 Passat wagon, both were programmed by me without any issues, and they were cut at a local...
  14. Switchblade remote problems. PLEASE Help.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I apologize in advance. I tried searching but didn't see anything regarding my situation. My remote suddenly had a constant red light lit up on it, and it wouldn't lock/unlock the doors or trunk. So I assumed the battery was dead. Went out bought a 2 pack of batteries. Put one in, and it don't...
  15. What switchblade to look for?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have the banjo remote and want to switch to a switchblade, what one should i be looking for? What numbers work? Numbers on mine are Canada 2694 102 338 Fcc ID: NBG 730956T HELLA: 5FA 007 785-00
  16. FS: Switchblade Key FOB from 2001.5 Passat

    Classified Archive
    For sale: Switchblade Key FOB from 2001.5 Passat. The key has been cut, so you would need to replace the blade. $50 shipped.
  17. FS: 2 B6 passat key fobs & 3 B5.5 key fobs. New & used.

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    PRICES DROPPED I have a total of 3 Hella key fobs for sale, for :b55:. None of which will work on B5 passats due to the part numbers. Part numbers and conditions are shown in picture. I will mail all out via Usps. Prices for :b55: fobs: $70 shipped for the brand new fob $50 shipped for the...
  18. switchblade key swap help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    forget it, i got it out as an added suggestion, if you have access to the screw device that a jeweler uses to adjust a watch its a lot easier to remove the pin that holds the key in.
  19. 2000 Jetta switchblade key on a 1999 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys My uncle just gave me his brand new Jetta (2000) switchblade key that he had lying around since he had the car. I was just wondering if I should go through all the trouble of buying a valet key and getting a new key for this switchblade or to just give up? My car has a manufacture...
  20. Switchblade gets confiscated.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have you guys heard about this? "One unfortunate caveat: The key fob can sometimes be confused for a switchblade, as was the case for Nathan Rau, an attorney in Minnesota and the proud owner of a 2003 Audi A4. Before a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, baggage screeners...
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