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Hi thanks for letting me join. I have a Problem with my 2017/ 67reg Kodia, with keyless entry, I’ve lost the remote fob. Is there any way that I can gain entry to the vehicle until I get a new fob.
 

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All Kodiaq’s are supplied with 2 or 3 keys, one of which has a tag attached with the details required to order a new key/ fob. Have you lost all the keys?
 

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All Kodiaq’s are supplied with 2 or 3 keys, one of which has a tag attached with the details required to order a new key/ fob. Have you lost all the keys?
Yes, I went on holiday and hid the key fobs, in a faraday bag, in a safe place just in case of a burglary. I now can’t remember where I put them. I’ve spent over a week looking for them, to no avail. Now it’s going to take at least another week to get a replacement. There is somethings inside the car that I need.
 

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You need an active license and access to the infotainment system to register the car onto the portal I believe. I’m out of date with the portal as my licence expired and it wasn’t worth the cost.

Someone more up to date will advise if it can be done just by the VIN number. Talk to a dealer they my have a way to bypass it.
 

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You need an active license and access to the infotainment system to register the car onto the portal I believe. I’m out of date with the portal as my licence expired and it wasn’t worth the cost.

Someone more up to date will advise if it can be done just by the VIN number. Talk to a dealer they my have a way to bypass it.
Cheers mate, I’ll probably just wait till I get another key. Probably going to get a second hand one and have it re-programmed. 👍
 

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Cheers mate, I’ll probably just wait till I get another key. Probably going to get a second hand one and have it re-programmed. 👍
ANYONE READING THIS,
Be careful you do not drop yourself into this situation. I have been informed by a vehicle lock specialist that second hand fobs cannot be re-programed. Skoda are charging me £350 for the fob and £95 to program it. On top of that the car has to be with the dealer to do the programming. As I don’t have any keys then I will have to get the car recovered to them. More cost. Also Skoda are quoting two - three weeks delivery to the dealers. So this whole episode is going to cost £445, plus recovery cost and the loss of car use for three weeks. 😤😤👎
 

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Oh dear, sorry to hear about this - thankfully the Faraday Cage thing isn't needed on new cars as the latest KESSY systems use UWB tech so the signal can't be relayed to appear closer to the car. They also have a non-movement shut-off, so if the key hasn't been recently moving, then it won't transmit anything anyway.

Doesn't help with hiding them in your own home and then losing them of course...!

I've taken to taking a snap on my phone if I'm doing the same sort of thing - at least it's a memory-jogger should my memory fail me! I can delete the photo off my phone once I've retrieved the item. I reckon the chances of someone firstly stealing my phone, then somehow managing the bypass the phone security, then subsequently breaking into my home when I'm not there and using the photo to find the keys to my car are slim (to say the least!!).

Again, not much help in finding your keys now - sorry!

One of my work colleagues had almost exactly the same. She lost the main key when out shopping, but thought no problem, I've got a spare key. Sadly she couldn't find it anywhere so ended up paying a fortune (to Ford in her case) for a new key, only to find the lost key in her bedside cabinet about 2 days later...

Good luck, keep searching, they'll turn up somewhere.
 

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Oh dear, sorry to hear about this - thankfully the Faraday Cage thing isn't needed on new cars as the latest KESSY systems use UWB tech so the signal can't be relayed to appear closer to the car. They also have a non-movement shut-off, so if the key hasn't been recently moving, then it won't transmit anything anyway.

Doesn't help with hiding them in your own home and then losing them of course...!

I've taken to taking a snap on my phone if I'm doing the same sort of thing - at least it's a memory-jogger should my memory fail me! I can delete the photo off my phone once I've retrieved the item. I reckon the chances of someone firstly stealing my phone, then somehow managing the bypass the phone security, then subsequently breaking into my home when I'm not there and using the photo to find the keys to my car are slim (to say the least!!).

Again, not much help in finding your keys now - sorry!

One of my work colleagues had almost exactly the same. She lost the main key when out shopping, but thought no problem, I've got a spare key. Sadly she couldn't find it anywhere so ended up paying a fortune (to Ford in her case) for a new key, only to find the lost key in her bedside cabinet about 2 days later...

Good luck, keep searching, they'll turn up somewhere.
Thanks.
 

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My understanding (someone please correct me if I am wrong) is that the open/close function on the app must be authorised by a dealer and is not automatically set. I read that some time ago so things may have changed.
 

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My understanding (someone please correct me if I am wrong) is that the open/close function on the app must be authorised by a dealer and is not automatically set. I read that some time ago so things may have changed.
Can anyone confirm that when I open the car with the blade key, it will allow me too switch the hand brake off and take the auto gearbox out of park, so it can be pulled onto a recovery truck.
 
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