Electronic Steering Column Lock Passat replace

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Can I Replace Electronic Steering Column Lock using VCDS?
 
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If you have SKC for your car.

/BTW Uwe, could SKC added to acronyms?/
 
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If VCDS could access the Secret Key Code (SKC) it would double in value.
 
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If VCDS could access the Secret Key Code (SKC) it would double in value.
It would be good, but i imagine the legal difficulties and also technical. The SKC must be extracted from somewhere, then there is this encryption thing that i guess is a property of some company(VW SIEMENS VDO BOSCH). Then the thing of where the skc could come, ECU or Cluster. Or even from KESSY module?

I think its just too much of work and easier would be buying such tools or, buying service.
 
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If VCDS could access the Secret Key Code (SKC) it would double in value.

VCDS can access security code always, but not always controler accept it due to limit access
 
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I wasn't picking on your spelling. I generally don't do that, especially when I know someone isn't a native English speaker. I think what you mean is "VCDS can USE the SKC" rather than ACCESS it.

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FARADAY,

You would need the PIN / SKC but what type of vehicle are you looking to replace the ESCL on? For instance, if this is a VW Crafter or 3C Passat / CC we have a procedure to offer you .. providing you can get the PIN extracted.
 
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From my point of view VCDS can:
USE SKC
ACCESS SKC

but can not

RETRIEVE it from memory

this is what I was mean
 
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I suppose in my mind (and I suspect in the mind of most more native English speakers) the meaning of the word "access" is closer to "retrieve" than to "use", at least in this context.

Note: I could be wrong. English is not my FIRST language either, however, it has been my primary language for more than 40 years now. ;-)

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This is 3C Passat, dealer offer new ESCL but they say need to replace ESL too. I can retrieve PIN/SKC.
 
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