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I have a 2001 TDI. Yesterday, it wouldn't start because of the electronic immobilizer. When I had it towed to the shop, it started right up. Does anyone have any information on how to have this fixed or things that would cause this problem?

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I have the same problem with my 2002 beetle. My problem is I live on an Island, a day and a half trip to the dealer and about $1500 on the ferry and tow. I have talked with many dealer and mechanics and it the same story. Get your car to the dealer is the only option. I am Looking into a program for reprogramming the immobilizer yourself (Ross-Tech, Vag Com unit). I'll let you know what I find out.
 
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