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Offline Ubique

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Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« on: 05 April 2021, 20:14 »
So out of the blue both of my key fobs have flashing red lights! VW customer service is shut, any ideas on what’s going on? Thanks.

Offline Ubique

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #1 on: 06 April 2021, 10:37 »
So it turns that when I move near to the car the red LEDs on the fobs flash (the nearer I get the quicker they flash) then when I move away from the car they flash slower then stop when I’m about 20feet away. Told VW they have never heard of this and have booked the car in for a two day diagnostic. So it begins!

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #2 on: 06 April 2021, 11:02 »
I've seen it flashing before, but no idea what it means.

Is your keyless turned off?

Was the car locked?
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Offline Ubique

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #3 on: 06 April 2021, 11:14 »
Keyless is off, car is locked.

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #4 on: 06 April 2021, 11:21 »
Has the battery in the car been unplugged at all? Sometimes the red light indicates it needs 're-syncing', but I'm assuming you can open the car and drive normally anyway, which might mean that's a useless path to look at...

Is it possible the car key batteries just need replacing? Although again, I'm guessing being a mk8, the car is only 6 or so months old, so that seems a bit odd, especially with both keys flashing.

Have a look on Audi/Skoda/Seat forums too, the key fobs are basically identical and someone might have other ideas across the range.

Offline Ubique

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #5 on: 06 April 2021, 11:29 »
The VW each that I spoke too earlier thinks it must be related to a sensor on the car due to the fact that the frequency of the lights flashing on the fobs changes the closer I am to the car.

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #6 on: 06 April 2021, 11:29 »
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Offline PeteSoulDeep

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #7 on: 08 April 2021, 08:08 »
It does it on mine IF, I have the area around the car for auto unlocking turned on. Try turning that off and it will stop; it’s no glitch.

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Re: Flashing red lights on both key fobs
« Reply #8 on: 08 April 2021, 10:29 »
Just double checked on keyless system, everything is off. So it’s not that.