Lost my key. How do i start my VW beetle and keep it running?

Asked by Aug 23, 2015 at 12:03 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I lost my key. and i dont have any duplicate. I tried to use other keys, it starts but then
suddenly goes off. What should i do? Please help.

2 Answers


Other keys? Your key is chipped to programmed to the ignition, if you don't use a proper one the antitheft will keep it from starting/running. Call a locksmith or your dealer to procure a new set of keys.


yep what tom said is true. A new key at the dealer is roughly 300$. so its either find that key or go shill out the cash for a new key.

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