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Old 12-31-2010, 11:08 PM
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I never noticed it before but when you push & hold the trip odometer with just the ignition on... I get (4) 0's under the mileage reading (normally just 0.0 on typical mileage reset). If you continue to push and release each 0 will cycle 1-9 starting on the left and then jumps to the next 0 and so on. Can anyone tell me what this coding function is used for?????
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Its a way to enter a code to bypass the immobilizer. A dealer can get you a code so you can drive the car in and save a tow.
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As an aside, I tried this years ago unwittingly on a 1996 Plymouth minivan, trying to reset the trip odometer with the motor off but with the key in the "on" position. After going through a lot of numerical cycling, it caused the speedometer and the tachometer to stop working. One dealer quoted me $500 to get them working again, and claimed he'd never heard of this process before, which immediately caused suspicion on my part.

After finally figuring out how to get them working again myself, I didn't try that again, LOL.

Apparently this cycling has a different effect on VW New Beetles.
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May have been a similar type of thing, just an idiot Service Writer! Sounds like he was quoting you a new head and the programming.

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May have been a similar type of thing, just an idiot Service Writer! Sounds like he was quoting you a new head and the programming.

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Thanks MacDave! I will also assume only VW dealers have the magic immobilizer codes? (not available to independent garages)
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