Passat Central Locking - El Lobbo
Hello guru's
Can anyone tell how i can check out if the receiver for the remote control (central locking) is broken.
I have bought a replacement transmitter (remote) but alas the doors can only be unlocked using the key manually.

If the receicer is broken, can it be repaired or must it be replaced?

Where on the car is the receiver located?

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Passat Central Locking - George Porge
I'm pretty sure the remote batteries have to be replaced asap after they fail otherwise the remote does'nt even have the power to remember its own "code"

With some remotes if you press the buttons near to a detuned (ie tuned to white noise) radio on LW or MW you can hear the remote working, tick, tick ,tick

Works on TV remotes too ;-)
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Passat Central Locking - PeterRed
Take a look in the handbook. It tells you how to resynchronise the key - it's sometimes necessary after a battery change.
Passat Central Locking - Dynamic Dave
With some remotes if you press the buttons near to a detuned (ie tuned to white noise) radio on LW or MW you can hear the remote working, tick, tick ,tick
Works on TV remotes too ;-)


Only with infra red remotes. If you've got a digital camera then point the infra red device at that and if it's working you'll see light pulses.
 

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