Author Topic: Where have all the Mk3s gone?!  (Read 6375 times)

Offline Mr_Orange

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Re: Where have all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #10 on: 25 July 2021, 09:14 »
That red 16v doesn't look far off. I'd suggest to bypass the immo and get it back on the road as is  :wink:
My MK4 was living in the garage and looking tired, but I got it MOTd and back on the road for fear of losing the love for it. I'll be taking it out for a blast this morning.
My brother is on the look out for a mk3 again. He's been through a few, and broke a nice one for a brief stint in a MK2. His last one had a full respray, air ride and every rare bolt on he could get his hands on. I think he regrets letting it go, but didn't lose out after selling on all the toys. Certainly looking at some serious money for the next one.


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Offline itavaltalainen

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Re: Where have all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #11 on: 29 July 2021, 15:39 »
The immo on those is easy.
And relatively cheap to fix as well.
Easiest to buy a 2nd hand immo box with the same p/n that comes with the pin.
Then all you need is vcds, box with unknown pin is tricky but doable if it comes with a transponder that is matched to it.

I'd expect fixing would cost <£100, an immo delete won't cost significantly less.
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Offline WeekendMechanic

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Re: Where have all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #12 on: 31 August 2021, 17:57 »
The immo on those is easy.
And relatively cheap to fix as well.
Easiest to buy a 2nd hand immo box with the same p/n that comes with the pin.
Then all you need is vcds, box with unknown pin is tricky but doable if it comes with a transponder that is matched to it.

I'd expect fixing would cost <£100, an immo delete won't cost significantly less.

I`m glad you brought this up I know you need a pin to program with vcds,
I just bought a Vag-Can cable so as to extract the pin from mine I`m assuming the transponder and box are matched.
I've been doing some research some say Vag-Can, can dump the code, others say only external EEPROM reader can do it.
Maybe you can help us both out...
I`m still waiting for cable in the mail.


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Re: Where have all the Mk3s gone?!
« Reply #13 on: 08 September 2021, 22:42 »
Send me a private message.
Can't be done with an eeprom reader, needs a little more involved kit (mcu reader, these don't use external eeprom) or via obd if you got a matched key.
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