vw polo 1999 key fob not working

Old 12-02-2007, 02:02 PM
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Default vw polo 1999 key fob not working

Firstly would like to say Hello to Everyone I am new to the forum and would like some help if anyone knows how to help resolve my problem.

I have a 1999 vw polo 1.4 T reg, recently the battery in the key fob died and so i have to maunally lock and unlock the car, which also means my alarm is inactive for the time being. I have found some ways of reprogramming the key fob to get it working with my car again, they are listed below:
Open car and drivers window.

1. Use spare key to turn ignition on without starting engine (all lights on dash lit up).
2. Shut and lock door with second.
3. Press the unlock button on keyfob (indicator lights should flash).
4. Try the lock button to see if works. (worked for me so I stopped there)

Apparently if you need to register additional keys you need to press the unlock button again for the number of keys (i.e. 2nd key press twice, third key 3 times etc.. upto max of four I believe)

Remote Control Programming (1997 ON)

1. Switch Ignition ON and leave the key in the ignition.
2. Mechanically lock the vehicle using the Drivers door using a second
3. Using the remote control press the Unlock button once, and the horn
will sound once.
4. Wait 6 seconds and press the unlock button once to activate the coding
procedure. The remote control will now be programmed.
NOTE : When performing programming on additional remotes the procedure
is the same, except you press the unlock button 2, 3 or 4 times for the
different remote.

For example : If programming 2 remotes press the unlock button twice with
a 1 second interval between each press, repeat for 3 and 4 remotes.
5. Switch Ignition OFF.
6. Remove key from ignition and check for operation.
7. The coding procedure can be repeated up to 4 times for additional remotes.
8. The ignition must be switched OFF between programming each remote

These did not work for at all, so I am wondering if anyone knows anotherw ay of doing this?

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks guys.

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