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Posted 19 August 2020 - 05:08 PM

I can't find my spare key and want to get a new one before I need it!

Is there any alternative to getting a new key from VW?. All the online sites & Timpson's etc seem to do all VW keys except the Treg.

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Posted 19 August 2020 - 06:27 PM

View PostGeraout, on 19 August 2020 - 05:08 PM, said:

Is there any alternative to getting a new key from VW?.

None that would be cheaper. The majority of the cost stems from the price of the new key fob and from the fee that VW HQ charges (and would charge any other party) to supply the codes that allow programming the new key to the car. You could only shave some off the labor cost, but that's only probably 1/6th of the total cost or less, and anyone else would charge you something for that, too.
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Posted 19 August 2020 - 07:30 PM

Ring up a couple of dealers ASAP and get a price comparison.

Don't leave it for another day or you will be in a world of pain if you lose your existing key......
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Posted 22 August 2020 - 02:18 PM

Thanks for the replies. Has anybody had a key from VW recently - what was the cost?

Does the VW HQ coding thing only apply because its a Treg key?

I ask as I recently had a copy of a key for my Polo done locally (in fact the kit was all set up in a mini mobile workshop in a van). I'm sure there was no communication with VW HQ. It all seemed to be done via a laptop and key cutting machine.
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Posted 07 September 2020 - 06:10 PM

just got a quote from my local vw dealer - £460 plus £60 for coding !

He said I was lucky its a 2012 as later keys are even dearer!!!
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Posted 07 September 2020 - 07:50 PM

View PostGeraout, on 07 September 2020 - 06:10 PM, said:

just got a quote from my local vw dealer - £460 plus £60 for coding !

He said I was lucky its a 2012 as later keys are even dearer!!!

I only have one key fob & was intending going to VW for a spare. I was expecting around £300 and that seemed excessive but £460!! or more as mine is a 2014.

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 09:07 PM

Can you recode a key from another car?

One of mine went faulty last week after a battery change but mysteriously started working again.

While considering my options I noticed some for sale on eBay, if they can be recoded this would be a much cheaper option.
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:15 AM

View Postcapese21, on 07 September 2020 - 07:50 PM, said:

I only have one key fob & was intending going to VW for a spare. I was expecting around £300 and that seemed excessive but £460!! or more as mine is a 2014.


Get the new key ASAP. If you lose the only you've got you will be in a world of pain!

It seems it is possible to retrieve the code you need from the car if you are comfortable with software and getting into your Kessy.

Courtesy of recent clubtouareg posts on the subject, it goes something like this:

"You need VCDS at $200 (and a suitable laptop).

A Chinese cloned device at $50 (but currently not available and some user reviews report issues).

A key fob for $25 (that then needs the key cutting - cost unknown).

Then you dismantle part of the car to remove the Kessy device.

Break open said Kessy to fiddle with it.

Get the PIN from the clone software.

Use the PIN to code the fob using VCDS.

Refit the now abused Kessy in the car.

Finally, with fingers crossed you've done everything right, you try and start the car with the new fob."

"You can get VAG401 in place of VCDS @ $44.64 shipped

Keyless Go Key Fob: $23.72 shipped

Seller cuts the above key: extra $4

Carprog V10.92: $48.60 shipped."

Or just suck it at Timpsons, or a car locksmith, or the dealer, but ask around on prices.

You can also get a programmed, plain, steel key with no buttons, but that needs the effort of putting it into the door lock first and then the ignition ... just like the good old days!
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Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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