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I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post in but is there a way for me to program some replacement keys for my Beetle as my wife broke the flip up key that came with the car. I have VCDS with the cable as well. I just don't want to pay the dealer as they quoted me $135 per key which i bought 3 of.
 

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You might check out these links; for info on replacement parts for your key fob, new additional cut key service and programming info. I don't know, specifically; what "broke" on your key fob but you can swap out the cut key section and the rfid chip, to restore it to working functionality by replacing things that are broken without the need for replacement/programming (assuming the key portion is not damage; the rfid chip is working).

https://www.tunemyeuro.com/vw-key-fob-programming-guide/

Sidewinderkey.com

blade replacement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxt4BO4UVU

key fob disassembly/replacement diy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxt4BO4UVU
 

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You might check out these links; for info on replacement parts for your key fob, new additional cut key service and programming info. I don't know, specifically; what "broke" on your key fob but you can swap out the cut key section and the rfid chip, to restore it to working functionality by replacing things that are broken without the need for replacement/programming (assuming the key portion is not damage; the rfid chip is working).

https://www.tunemyeuro.com/vw-key-fob-programming-guide/

Sidewinderkey.com

blade replacement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxt4BO4UVU

key fob disassembly/replacement diy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxt4BO4UVU
The keyblade came out of the fob. Which is the only key we have so i'm trying to make spars
 

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My understanding is that in order to program new keys with your vcds, you will need to have the "skc" (secret key code), a 4 digit # for matching the transponder to the immobilizer system (different years have different immobilizer units, immo 1, 2 &3 I think, some are 6 digit skc's??). My dealerships say they can't get the keys anymore, btw (mine's a 2000). To get the skc# you can allegedly do it with something called vagtacho: a cable and software combo used with a laptop. I purchased it and am currently having trouble using it. Several weeks ago I was in a similar situation where my blade broke free from the chrome part in the fob. Semi local locksmith was able to repair / replace the blade portion making it whole and functional for like $25. I was going to have him make a spare (presumably aftermarket?) but after trying for a half hour he said his new fancy programming machine would not let him do it and he'd need to grab his older machine. He had said that he'd tell me the skc before it all went afoul though, so that might also work, paying a locksmith to provide you the # so you can try diy-ing it with your vcds. Billymade's advice is solid, cheapest way to get 1 key with minimal bs (I've been on this project for MUCH too much time, effort and $). Also, vcds has different products so you'll need to make sure your vcds model can do your immo# if you go that route. I'm also wanting to change my cluster, so I'm trying to persist with the foresaken process. Good luck!
 

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Your car has the 4 digit code stamped on the door lock. You will have to remove the exterior lock. It will be stamped on the inside of it. You will be able to get keys with that code. I think they stopped doing that after 2004 models???
 

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