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Seat ibiza 2009 key fob won't lock or unlock remotely

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4' started by mac132, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. mac132

    mac132 New Member

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    Hi I've got a problem with my key fob for seat ibiza 2009 sport 1.4 (2008-2017) wont lock or unlock remotely. Its a 3 button key, same as for VW. I only have one key and i can only lock and unlock manually.

    Has anyone got a procedure how to program / sync the key ?

    I've changed the battery.

    Any help will be much appreciated.
     
  2. alexh

    alexh Full Member

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    I have a similar problem. Changed the battery and it works for a couple of unlock cycles then stops.
     
    #2 alexh, Jun 13, 2018
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  3. RUM4MO

    RUM4MO Senior Member

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    OP, I think that your car is a MK5 - ie a 6J car not a 6L ?
     
  4. mac132

    mac132 New Member

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    it is, posted in the wrong section
     
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    RUM4MO Senior Member

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    Just maybe a stupid question:- does the boot release button work okay and release the hatch? What I am trying to work out is, "did that car leave the factory with remote central locking?".

    Have you tried the usual - ie Google, as it should take you to a few "how to do it" for these cars.
     
  6. mac132

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    Boot button doesnt do anything as well, i've tried various videos, forums for these cars but nothing seems to work unfortunately. I got the car recently so not sure when it last worked. Only got 1 key. Battery changed.
     
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    RUM4MO Senior Member

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    My initial thoughts are that that car does not have remote locking fitted and that a previous owner just bought a folding key as they preferred that over the bog standard key.
    I've only ever had Polos etc with remote central locking so I can't even suggest what to look for on a full car scan to see if it was ever fitted, sorry!
     
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    So, maybe now to check that that remote is transmitting, there are tools out there that can do that, but I don't know if all main dealers and indies carry them, remember main dealers are mainly just remove/supply new bits!

    Edit:- if that remote is not transmitting at all, then I can't remember but maybe you can separate the remote function from the main key body and replace it, maybe with one sourced from the usual online place.
     

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