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Is it possible to get an extra key made for the immobiliser on my Volkswagen Karmann Ghia?
I've just bought a 1964 Karmann Ghia. fitted in 1996 with Talisman 3 immobiliser. The immobiliser works most efficiently, but I only have one key to deactivate it and fear that should it fail, I couldn't start the car. I abhor the unnecessary complexity of modern cars. Can I obtain an extra key for this system? A modern immobiliser would be well over the top for the electrical simplicity of a beetle. I can find little about Talisman other than that the company was dissolved sometime after 1997.

Asked on 12 September 2017 by Les Hatton

Answered by Keith Moody
As the company has been dissolved, you'll struggle to get a replacement key. If you're concerned about losing the key, one option is to get an auto electrician to disable the immobiliser - or remove it and fit another system. Autokey can sometimes help provide a replacement key (www.autokey.ie/autosleeper-talisman/) but I think you may need a code from the original documents.
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