I have no clue what the normal pricing is for parts, I have "powerful connections" and do not pay normal prices. But to that end, the key and the remote are separate items. The key (Immobilizer) has no effect on the remote. The remote has no effect on the key (Immobilizer). These items are simple snapped together. There is no special part number for key/remote package deal for the mk4 platform.1. What is a decent, not fleeced, dealer price on a VW keyfob? I recall on with the VW you may need to order the key as 2 parts? the flip key and the fob may be 2 separate part numbers, or there may be a complete key part number as well?
A dealer level scan tool, like VCDS is required to adapt keys for the Immobilizer. See user red99's above post for links that have info and video showing how this is done. Also note you must have the PIN to do key adaptations. VCDS does not retrieve PINs and as I noted already, the dealer does not see this information any more.2. Does the immobilizer on the VW keys require dealer programming? I believe the immobilizer is part of the cluster as I recall??
The key (Immobilizer), no. See above. The remote, in some cases, maybe. You will need 2 keys.3. Can the keyfob programming be performed by the customer/owner without any special tools or software?
Would that be just the factory 'deluxe' key (for lack of a better word)The early remotes used two 2016 batteries.
It just needs to be used in the 'Valet' key. I suppose all it does is unlock the drivers side door for the keyless entry? And the rest of the remote functions are not used until we get the 'deluxe' keys?Battery Type: One CR2032 or
oval button has two of cr1620
It's a VW! Of course it uses something odd!Interesting.
In regards to the door handle on the drivers side. I've not pulled the panel off the door to inspect it. In the past I've found either steel bar linkage, or a cable that acts as the actuator. Sense this door handle is inop? (Just pulls out and does nothing) Does this handle use a "Normal" method to open the latch? Or is it some odd setup?