Your Volkswagen Beetle doesn’t start anymore? Have you analyzed all sorts of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the trouble comes from your immobiliser ? It is actually plausible, indeed that it is in question if your vehicule doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Volkswagen Beetle ? You are on the good website, we have created this post to support you see more clearly and resolve your trouble related to this component. First, we will see how the immobiliser functions on your Volkswagen Beetle, then the different ways to disable it.
How your immobiliser system functions on Volkswagen Beetle
Before detailing the different choices available to you, here is a short intro to explain the intent and operation of the immobilizer in your Volkswagen Beetle. This electronic element was invented 30 years ago and intends to prevent the theft of your Volkswagen Beetle. Indeed, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) integrated in the key, and, a immobilisation control box integrated in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Volkswagen Beetle will go each time you insert the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is indeed the one required by your immobilization box. It is only at this moment, that it will permit you to turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this system will work.
The different possibilities to bypass the immobiliser on your Volkswagen Beetle
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First technique, your key no longer permits your Volkswagen Beetle to start, you want to disable the immobiliser of your Volkswagen Beetle, but first of all you should try this technique to start it and take it to a mechanic examine that you can not do a less significant procedure to reestablish the normal start of your vehicle. Indeed, with your vehicle you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Volkswagen Beetle), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it contains the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your vehicle by entering it manually. To do this, turn on the ignition, use your centralized button to enter the digits, several quick presses (example: 2 for digit 2) then a stop of one and a half seconds to confirm the digit and resume, duplicate the procedure until you have entered the full code. This should enable you to start your Volkswagen Beetle without having to remove the immobiliser.
Fix your key at a key specialist or your car dealer
If even though a battery change, several tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Volkswagen Beetle still doesn’t want to start, it’s likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Volkswagen Beetle. Indeed, your transponder must have been affected or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this trouble, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealership who can repair your Volkswagen Beetle key. Based on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a copy or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your car dealership if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Volkswagen Beetle.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Volkswagen Beetle, this is not advised at all for some reasons. First your Volkswagen Beetle would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to start it. Furthermore to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it acknowledges that the immobiliser on your Volkswagen Beetle has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some websites online still give the technique, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could benefit people with bad intentions.
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