Volkswagen Jetta/Bora
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Key not in range

  #1  
Old 04-28-2016, 06:03 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6
Default 2014 GLI Key not in range

2014 Jetta GLI Autobahn, not a push button start. Decided to use the extra key after owning the car for 2 years. When I put the key in the ignition it said key out of range and the car would start for about a second and shut off. I replaced the fob battery with no help. All buttons on the fob are operational. I can start the car with the working key, then shut it off and insert the non working key and the car will start but still get the key not in range message, and can drive away like this I just can't shut it off and have it start without the working key. Any ideas on what I can do short of taking my car and keys to the dealer and fork over 120 dollars to get everything reprogrammed?
 
  #2  
Old 04-28-2016, 07:16 PM
Keithuk's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stoke on Trent, England
Posts: 2,243
Default

Obviously I can't see your car and do a VCDS scan on it. I know if you don't use the spare key for along time it looses its settings. I would take it to a dealer for checking?
 
  #3  
Old 04-28-2016, 07:19 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6
Default

Yeah I called them today with the response 120 to look at and if we need to program the keys it will be an additional 120. So you can see why I don't want to do this and I am looking for an alternate solution.
 
  #4  
Old 04-30-2016, 07:06 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6
Default

So here is an update. I went to the dealer this morning and was told that the chip in the key failed and I would need to get a new key.
 
  #5  
Old 04-30-2016, 12:25 PM
Keithuk's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stoke on Trent, England
Posts: 2,243
Default

New keys aren't cheap around 200 plus programming.
 
  #6  
Old 04-30-2016, 12:44 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6
Default

Yeah my dealer quoted 245 us dollars plus tax for the key and programming. I did however find a key from a new wrecked Jetta the guy sold me for 25 dollars. I removed my key blade and replaced it to the new fob. I will call around this week to see if I can get it programmed cheaper away from the dealership. If not I will pay the 120 to get it done.
 
  #7  
Old 04-30-2016, 06:59 PM
Keithuk's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stoke on Trent, England
Posts: 2,243
Default

Even if you get a cheap key from somewhere else you can't just swap the blade there is a reader coil in the remote key that that's used for the immobilizer that needs programming by a dealer.
 
  #8  
Old 05-01-2016, 10:12 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6
Default

Yes I have taken my old key apart. The RFID chip is on the main motherboard. As I have stated in the previous it is from a wrecked Jetta and the model and FCC numbers match to mine. I will try to get it programed for the immobilizer at an automotive locksmith and if they can't do it I will have it programed at the dealer. The blade is replaced by removing the roll pin securing it sliding the bad out and inserting my blade then replacing the roll pin. No electronics in the blade.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Muradov1
Volkswagen GTi / TDi
4
06-28-2013 01:00 PM
DoubleFlusher
Volkswagen GTi / TDi
0
11-21-2007 12:49 PM
zvr6dubb33
General Tech
0
07-16-2007 03:39 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Key not in range


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.