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Hey guys so I have a 2006 Volkswagen Passat with a blown motor and body damage and very high miles and a bunch of other nonsense BS that makes the car a horror show. And I recently bought a mint condition 2006 Passat low miles strong running engine mint interior the whole shebang but the key from the car was stolen along with some interior pieces. I was wondering if I can take the key and ecu from my 2006 Passat and transfer it onto my 2007 Passat and have a running car by just doing that or is there more to it help would be much appreciated as soon as possible.
 

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Hey guys so I have a 2006 Volkswagen Passat with a blown motor and body damage and very high miles and a bunch of other nonsense BS that makes the car a horror show. And I recently bought a mint condition 2006 Passat low miles strong running engine mint interior the whole shebang but the key from the car was stolen along with some interior pieces. I was wondering if I can take the key and ecu from my 2006 Passat and transfer it onto my 2007 Passat and have a running car by just doing that or is there more to it help would be much appreciated as soon as possible.
No. from what I remember, those employed a rather detailed process of getting a new key coded by the dealer for that specific car's VIN.

You can try to swap the ECU, but it must be the same part number and I would think you'd need to recode the gateway, among other things. If it would even work.
 
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