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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra => Topic started by: Muggins on August 26, 2020, 09:19:03 PM

Title: Remote key
Post by: Muggins on August 26, 2020, 09:19:03 PM
Yes itīs me again, I can hear you all groaning.
The new/old Galaxy came with two keys a plain one and a two button one.
Both are mechanically identical and both start the car
However if one uses the remote key the engine only runs for a few seconds then cuts out.
Any ideas chaps?
The remote key sets the alarm but as the central locking doesnīt work doesnīt do anything useful otherwise.
I can live with this but I am curious.
Thanks again
Title: Re: Remote key
Post by: johnnyroper on August 26, 2020, 10:14:14 PM
Sounds like an issue with the immobiliser chip in remote key
Title: Re: Remote key
Post by: brianh on August 27, 2020, 12:57:29 AM
I'd guess the one that doesn't start the car is missing the chip, most likely it fell out when battery in key was changed. If it's a Galaxy rather than Sharan or Alhambra then forscan can be used to program a replacement.

Loads more detail in this recent thread. If you can obtain a precoded id44 transponder, you don't need the zedbull bits either.