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2006 vw gti "immobilisation adjustment failure" on start up

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2006 vw gti "immobilisation adjustment failure" on start up display and blinking light of car/key. problem began when attempted to add a a key and reset system.
JA: Just to clarify, can you tell me which light it is? And does it blink first, then stay on steady?
Customer: drawing of a car/key on left module. amber color and blinks constant
JA: Are you fixing your GTI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Took it to VW dealer and they suggested to replace instrument cluster and see if that fixes it.... No confidence that they knew how to fix
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Ready to see what are the answers
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 10 months ago.

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Ok i do need some information .

  • i presume you have the pin for the immobilizer
  • do you have vag com?
  • are the part #'s the same of the old key and the new key being programmed?

please let me know

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I do not have pin #, nor vag com. Keys are same. Now, VW dealership tried to reset immobilizer and keys, old and new. Results were: immobilizer readjustment failure message on center screen at start of engine key position. When engine started, blinking ***** *****ght on left dash never stoping. New key never programmed, old key did not reprogrammed
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 10 months ago.

ok . sorry for the assumption . when you brought the car in was it running or was it towed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Car is running but constant blinking light from start of engine and duration of trip. Afraid that it will kill engine start at any time and permanently kill engine. And yes this was started when a new key was being tried to be re-coded
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 10 months ago.

Yeah i know exactly what you mean . the new key that you got was that ordered from the dealer?