Key fobs

VAG fool

Member
Are the original type flipper keys still available? I only have one key and its very floppy, even though the buttons are pretty good as things go.
Or is it possible to re-code the key from another car, with a new metal key tang to suit?
 

Skipton01

Admin Team
Original style keys can still be had, you could re-spring your existing key or you can have a newer style key coded to your car. There are at least a couple of members here that can do this specialised job for you, including myself.
 

2work

Admin Team
Morning,

Yes keys are still available from the dealers along with some eBay sellers. Having a spare key is highly recommended.

Before you proceed doing this yourself have a scan through this link that Steve @Birchall put together a while ago. It really is useful and has helped me out a few times.

Here are some links to the eBay seller that I have purchased spare keys or key parts from in the past and have not had any issues at all. I have no affiliation to this seller, just had a good experience with what I have purchased:

8Z0837231 If you have a single lettered CCCU, 8Z0959433 P for example

8Z0837231D If you have a double lettered CCCU, 8Z0959433AF for example

You should be able to work out which link is best for you by simply checking the part number of your current remote fob. If the part number has worn away you will need to check which CCCU you have. It’s under the aluminium plate in the passengers footwell (black box at the top of the image):
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If your key fob part number ends in D or your CCCU part number ends in 2 letters then you can opt for the newer style key 8E0837220K.

Here are what the newer style key fob looks like:
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As Mike states above, there are a few members able to offer key programming services which is a must and unavoidable should you wish to add a second key.

Have a look on the Free Scan Register to see who is near you and can do this for you.

Kind regards,

Tom
 
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Joga

A2OC Donor
Morning,

8Z0837231 If you have a single lettered CCCU, 8Z0959433 P for example

8Z0837231D If you have a double lettered CCCU, 8Z0959433AF for example



Kind regards,

Tom
Interesting, I have been searching quite a bit to find information on which CCCU partnumbers (or rather LETTERS) that corresponds to the old fob (no letter), and the later fob (D).
So is it perhaps that simple as you describe? Some to me unconfirmed information implies that the switch over is CCCU production date june 2002.
I am slightly confused.
 

2work

Admin Team
Interesting, I have been searching quite a bit to find information on which CCCU partnumbers (or rather LETTERS) that corresponds to the old fob (no letter), and the later fob (D).
So is it perhaps that simple as you describe? Some to me unconfirmed information implies that the switch over is CCCU production date june 2002.
I am slightly confused.
Morning Joga,

I am by no means an expert on this, there is another Tom @timmus who is an absolute legend in this area so you might want to have a chat with him.

What is stated above is from personal experience alone so am unable to point you to a document or link to show you the definitive answer.

I have played with keys and CCCUs in the last commuter and the 2 current A2s I have here. If they had an AF or AE CCCU then the key fob part number ended in D. If the CCCU ended in P and Q then the key fob part number had no letter at the end. Hope that makes sense.

From my personal finding it’s seems that this simple logic (2 letter = D / 1 letter = no D) is correct but unable to expand further as not played with all revisions of CCCU.

Hope this helps you out.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

bretti_kivi

Member

VAG fool

Member
Thanks for the info everyone, I shall lift the carpet and work out what have got before proceeding.
 

2work

Admin Team
Afternoon

If in doubt of anything it might be just as simple to contact Tom @timmus as he’ll sort this all out for you in minutes.

He isn’t exactly close but if you planned it for a future trip further North then I’m sure he would happily add all the other optional extras you may have in mind. The list of his offerings is very extensive.

Kind regards,

Tom
 

Joga

A2OC Donor
Thanks @2work and @bretti_kivi for your input, even though I must admit that I havent landed in a 100% clear view of the connection between the two key generations to the CCCU variants. Have spent time searching both here and in A2freun.
@timmus are you any wiser (probably :) )?
Sorry @VAG fool if I clouded your thread, and by the way good luck with your keys, I recommend the newer non-A2 keys shown to the left side on Toms picture, they feel so much better, but requires a newer CCCU of course.
 

VAG fool

Member
Update, key is 433.92MHz, key has no suffix, 8ZO837231
CDL seems to be reliable so I see no need to change it.
I prefer the old style key, given the choice.
 
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