Volkswagen Golf Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Volkswagen Golf Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Volkswagen Golf key replacement - All you need to know

Volkswagen Golf key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Volkswagen Golf replacement car keys – Introduction

Volkswagen Golf keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: Was it a regular key, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Volkswagen key with a special machine

Automotive locksmith coding a Volkswagen key with a special machine

Have you lost your Volkswagen Golf car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Volkswagen Golf key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Volkswagen Golf car key replacement cost

Automotive locksmith coding a new Volkswagen Golf transponder key

Automotive locksmith coding a new Volkswagen Golf transponder key

Can I get a replacement Volkswagen Golf key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

Volkswagen Golf key programming – which keys can you program yourself? how to program your key & more.

Keyless entry information Volkswagen Golf

Remote key fob for a Volkswagen

Remote key fob for a Volkswagen

 

Introduction:

Volkswagen Golf car key replacements

Volkswagen Golf car key replacements

Volkswagen Golf  was introduced in 1974. This model has five versions (Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Volkswagen Golf R, Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, Volkswagen e-Golf) and seven types of keys.

Transponder chip keys: 2000 to 2020.

Non-transponder keys: 1985 to 1999.

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys or key fobs may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key or key fob is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Volkswagen Golf transponder key? Click here for more information.
Automotive locksmith cutting a new VW key

Automotive locksmith cutting a new VW key

 

Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

Volkswagen Golf:

 

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (NBGFS12A01)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Volkswagen Golf transponder key replacement (NBGFS12A01)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Volkswagen Golf transponder key replacement (NBGFS12A01)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016: (HU66T24)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volkswagen Golf transponder key replacement (HU66T24)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Volkswagen Golf transponder key replacement (HU66T24)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009: (HU66T6)

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Volkswagen Golf transponder key replacement (HU66T6)

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Volkswagen Golf transponder key replacement (HU66T6)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1999: (HU66-P)

1999 Volkswagen Golf non-transponder key replacement (HU66-P)

1999 Volkswagen Golf non-transponder key replacement (HU66-P)

 

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998: (X203/V37)

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Volkswagen Golf non-transponder key replacement (X203/V37)

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Volkswagen Golf non-transponder key replacement (X203/V37)

 

1985, 1986, 1987: (X88/PA8)

1985, 1986, 1987 Volkswagen Golf non-transponder key replacement (X88/PA8)

1985, 1986, 1987 Volkswagen Golf non-transponder key replacement (X88/PA8)

 

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack:

 

2019, 2020: (Contact us for more information about this key)

 

2017, 2018: (5G0 959 753 BE)

2017, 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack transponder key replacement (5G0 959 753 BE)

2017, 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack transponder key replacement (5G0 959 753 BE)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Volkswagen Golf R:

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (Contact us for more information about this key)

 

Volkswagen Golf Sport Wagen:

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (Contact us for more information about this key)

 

Volkswagen e-Golf:

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (Contact us for more information about this key)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Volkswagen Golf car keys. I don’t have a spare, so need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to get a Volkswagen Golf replacement key

How to get a Volkswagen Golf replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Volkswagen Golf cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Automotive locksmith cutting a new VW key

Automotive locksmith cutting a new VW key

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Volkswagen Golf. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder, or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Volkswagen Golf key replacement service near your location - Tips

Volkswagen Golf key replacement service near your location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2016 Volkswagen Golf.

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Volkswagen Golf key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Volkswagen Golf key without the original? What is the average price?

Volkswagen Golf key replacement cost - estimate only

Volkswagen Golf key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Volkswagen Golf key can cost between $130 to $260. The cost depends on a number of factors:

  1. The type of key you need
  2. The car’s year of manufacture
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not
Factors to consider about key replacement cost

Factors to consider about key replacement cost

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors for identifying if you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key. The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. On later models, you can therefore expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

High-security key coded with a special machine - Volkswagen

High-security key coded with a special machine – Volkswagen

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

If you have previously had your ignition cylinder replaced, which is quite common in older cars, this probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In such cases, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, and here the dealer can’t help.

On-site service for new transponder and key fobs - VW

On-site service for new transponder and key fobs – VW

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Volkswagen Golf key replacement by its VIN?

Volkswagen Golf key replacement by VIN

Volkswagen Golf key replacement by VIN

A: That depends on the year of manufacture of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN gives dealers or automotive locksmiths the option of accessing the key code on file – i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, Volkswagen dealers will no longer have its key code record, so an automotive locksmith will be your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key, the codes should be available. However, as coding is required, you will have to either tow the car to the dealer, or have an automotive locksmith come and code the key on site.

For more information, click here

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Q: Volkswagen Golf key programming – which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

Automotive locksmith programming a Volkswagen Golf key on-site

Automotive locksmith programming a Volkswagen Golf key on-site

A: Volkswagen Golf has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Volkswagen Golf keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that need to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.

 

No programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Volkswagen non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them, so no programming is needed.

HU66-P, X203/V37, X88/PA8.

 

For Volkswagen Golf keys that need to be programmed, you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Volkswagen Golf car key programming tool

Volkswagen Golf car key programming tool

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

NBGFS12A01, 5G0 959 753 BE, HU66T24, HU66T6.

 

Keyless entry information for the Volkswagen Golf:

For year models 2017 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the transponder flip keys.

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