How VW Keys and Remotes Fail ~ Video

How VW keys fail

Today we are looking at how VW keys fail. Keys become a pretty hot button issue. They don’t fail all that much, but when they do it can be a real hassle. I also wrote a blog post years ago talking about the keys and why they cost so much. You can check that out at Why Does A Volkswagen Key Cost So Much?

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at

Join me as we break down VW Keys

  • What a VW Key is
  • What a VW key can do
  • How VW keys work
  • What is Immobilizer?
  • How VW keys fail
  • How VW remotes fail
  • How to check the VW remote battery
  • Time to failure
  • Diagnosing a bad VW key
  • Diagnosing a bad VW remote
  • Is this a DIY
  • and more

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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