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Installing car starter in VW

Old 05-13-2009, 06:58 AM
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Installing car starter in VW

Just curious if it is possible to install a car starter/alarm in a 2006 VW? I hear that they are very difficult if not impossible to install. I got turned down by 2 shops and am curious if I can do it myself.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:08 AM
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with proper diagrams and sucurity modules it shouldnt be a problem for you i do lots of them here at my house and never had a prob man
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:09 PM
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Some of the new VW's are tricky.
Part of the reason that shops turn away these cars is money.
As they usually loose money as the cars take longer to do.

I'll suggest getting a valet key made and make sure its not a blade key.
It'll make it easier.

If this is your first starter, expect to spent at least 6 hours in there doing it.
Me being a seasoned installer would probably take about 3 hours.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:46 AM
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We do these cars all the time, we can deffinately do it for you.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:49 PM
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It's very possible. Difficulty depends on which model VW you have. To do it as a DIY I'd highly reccomend against it unless you are familiar with working on newer VW's.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:31 PM
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I personally have done tons of v-dubs and they are no problem to do... selective gave you great advice about the key... get the key made before even making an appointment to get a starter installed
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Try Radioactive in Burlington Steve can always do them
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