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It must be the Cold Poor Poppy

Discussion in 'Bug & Veedub Problems' started by Eeza, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Eeza

    Eeza Member

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    Well this one has been niggling at me since we bought Poppy in the summer. For whatever reason the Remote Keyless Entry system (The Blip) only has a usefull range of about 2 feet if that !.

    I have changed the battery yesterday in the fob and thought it would help but sadly its still poor.

    Is this a generic Beetle issue ?

    Do we know where the antenna is for the system ?

    I have a SEAT Leon FR and the Blip works at an easy 50 - 60 metres....

    I only have 1 key !!

    Anyone Help ?

    ;)
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  2. lmoobugbug

    lmoobugbug Active Member

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    lol ours is shocking too, even with new batterys in both!!! if you find out how to cure it let me know!!
  3. 1958 Harry

    1958 Harry Thats Mr Moderator to you! ;-) Staff Member

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    Mine seems OK, works from the same distance as the Mini and the Fiats does :)
  4. Eeza

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    *goes off to read the electrical manual..... :D
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    I don't think so,I've had my Bug almost 7yr and the range is like your Leon ,50-60m:)
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    Shamrockez evvo VIP Club Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    both mine seem fine too :)

    Altho one of them has some kind of weird fit when he went to the local garage and it wouldn't work at all.... fine when he was away from there, but each time he went back there, the fob wouldn't work!
  7. Eeza

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    Well we have a lot of VW cars here at work so I may swap :D one out. I assume its easy to code the blip to open / close the doors. Its the chip inside the key thats the odd bit... but as they come is two parts I should be laughing :D

    *searches forum for more blipy details
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    Shamrockez evvo VIP Club Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    the fob needs to be the same part number as the one you have and then coded in by VW :)

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