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Anyone ever have a prob with the absurdly expensive key. yesterday the unlock quit working, but the lock button worked. I tried to reset according to the manual, unlock worked once then quit again, now the whole thing doesn't work. I've only had my GTI for a month and a half and I can't imagine the battery is already dead. Going to the dealership today during lunch, don't want to hear that I have to shell out cash for another one.
 

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voodooGTI said:
Anyone ever have a prob with the absurdly expensive key. yesterday the unlock quit working, but the lock button worked. I tried to reset according to the manual, unlock worked once then quit again, now the whole thing doesn't work. I've only had my GTI for a month and a half and I can't imagine the battery is already dead. Going to the dealership today during lunch, don't want to hear that I have to shell out cash for another one.
Take it back into the dealer. If your is defective, they're obligated to replace it. You're not going to have to buy a $200+ FOB.
 

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My key is doing the exact same thing. Did they end up giving you a new key or was it some other problem. I have had my car for 4 months.
 

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i replaced the battery and it working again. I went to the dealership and talked to the service manager, i feel bad because I acted like a prick when he told me it was probably the battery. I didn't believe that because I could still lock the car every time and unlock intermittantly but sure enough the new battery did the trick. I felt bad for acting like a jerk at the dealership but then a cardboard box blew across the highway(extremely windy day) and hit my car on the way home so that's karma for ya.
 

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Mine also did the exact same thing after only 4 months. 1st unlock went and now nothing works. It is NOT the battery because the first thing I did was change it and still nothing. I am waiting for my next oil change to go back as my dealer is 30 miles away.
 

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No problems with my key, but I have noticed that every now & then the little red light on my door stays lit even after I unlock.

Great, yet another minor problem to add to the list.

VW QUALITY SUCKS.
 
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