Your Volkswagen Polo 8 doesn’t want to start? Have you tested all kinds of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the problem comes from your immobiliser ? It is reasonably possible, actually that it is in question if your vehicule no longer wants to start or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Volkswagen Polo 8 ? You are on the good article, we have written this post to help you see more clearly and resolve your problems related to this part. First, we will see how the immobiliser functions on your Volkswagen Polo 8, then the different ways to disable it.
How your immobiliser system functions on Volkswagen Polo 8
Before detailing the different alternatives available to you, here is a short intro to demonstrate the purpose and functions of the immobilizer in your Volkswagen Polo 8. This electronic component appeared 30 years ago and aspires to prevent the theft of your Volkswagen Polo 8. 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 Polo 8 will go each time you insert the key in the ignition, it checks that the code emitted by your key is actually the one required by your immobilization box. It is only at this instant, that it will allow you to start. 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 Polo 8
Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser
First process, your key no longer allows your Volkswagen Polo 8 to start, you want to disable the immobiliser of your Volkswagen Polo 8, but first of all you should try this approach to start it and take it to a garage verify that you can not execute a less significant operation to restore the normal start of your automobile. Indeed, with your automobile you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Volkswagen Polo 8), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it includes the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your automobile 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 validate the digit and resume, repeat the operation until you have entered the whole code. This should let you start your Volkswagen Polo 8 without having to remove the immobiliser.
Fix your key at a key specialist or your car dealer
If in spite of a battery swap, different tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Volkswagen Polo 8 still doesn’t work, it’s probably your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser system from your Volkswagen Polo 8. Indeed, your transponder must have been weakened or must have fallen off your key. To resolve this problem, only solution, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your car dealer who can restore your Volkswagen Polo 8 key. Depending on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a duplicate or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your car dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Volkswagen Polo 8.
Manually remove your immobilizer
Although you may be tempted to bypass the immobilizer from your Volkswagen Polo 8, this is not recommended at all for several reasons. First your Volkswagen Polo 8 would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to turn your car on. Moreover to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it realizes that the immobiliser on your Volkswagen Polo 8 has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some internet pages still give the technique, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could help people with bad intentions.
Whenever you have any additional questions about the Volkswagen Polo 8, do not hesitate to consult our Volkswagen Polo 8 category.