Touareg: 2012 V6 TDI
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Thanked 22 Times in 17 Posts
The fob has both active and passive connections to the KESSY system. To lock the vehicle normally, with the spare fob secured within, you have to both, remove the battery (the active circuitry) and RF shield (passive transducer circuitry) the spare fob. Then once you open the driver's door with the external plastic key, you have thirty seconds to retrieve the fob, and insert the battery before the alarm sounds.
Practice the full drill a few times and it will save you a bundle in aggravation, cab fare and potential locksmith fees. You can lose a fob, leave it somewhere, damage it, flood it, whatever, and still get home.
2012 Touareg TDI ("Badger"), Highline with sport and towing pkg., Canyon Grey/Black. Awesome.
1984 Toyota Landcruiser BJ60 ("Huntley"), Blue/Brown, 3B diesel, manual everything, daily driver for the past 27 years and 454,000km. Priceless.
Dog is my co-pilot.