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RKE Programming Procedure: Seat Arosa 1997-2005

RKE Programming Procedure-Seat Arosa 1997-2005

Seat Arosa 1997-2005 Remote Keyless Entry Programming Procedure


Re-initializing Procedure

Note. If battery is replaced inside key fob or if key fob buttons are operated repeatedly whilst vehicle is out of range and central locking / alarm system becomes inoperative, carry out the following reinitializing procedure.


  • Press and release either the “Lock” or “Unlock” button on the key fob.
RKE Programming-Seat Arosa 1997-2005
RKE Programming-Seat Arosa 1997-2005
  • Within the next 30 seconds: Using the key manually lock and unlock the driver’s door.
  • Key fob is re-initialized.
  • Repeat above procedure to re-initialize any remaining key fobs.
  • Confirm operation of key fob by locking and unlocking vehicle using key fob buttons.



About Seat Arosa

Named after Vilagarcía de Arousa, a municipality in the province of Pontevedra, Spain, it was only available as a three door, four-seater hatchback.

The Arosa, launched in 1997, was to a large extent identical to Volkswagen’s own city car, which was introduced later in the end of 1998, Volkswagen Lupo, and both cars were based on the Volkswagen Group A00 platform, a shortened version of the A03 platform used by the larger Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza.

The Czech motor vehicle manufacturer, Škoda, has also planned the own version of Arosa by 1998, but it was never officially introduced.

The Arosa was initially manufactured at a Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, and only in May 1998 was the production moved to SEAT facilities in Martorell, Spain. The Arosa was designed by the same man who designed the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Jozef Kabaň. Production lasted from February 1997 to August 2000.

The model later received a facelift in October 2000. The Arosa replaced the SEAT Marbella in the Spanish brand’s lineup, but itself was not replaced by any SEAT, when production ceased in July 2004. A successor eventually arrived in January 2012, with the Mii. Apart from its exterior restyling, the facelift model featured a restyled interior, with a new dashboard.

Due to the decision taken by Volkswagen, to use the Fox instead of developing any genuine replacement for the Lupo, resulted in SEAT being unable to produce their own version. In the United Kingdom, 2,500 Arosas found homes in the country in 2003, accounting for around seven per cent of the firm’s sales.[2] Production lasted from September 2000 to July 2004.


The Arosa was available with the following units:

Petrol engines

  • 1.0 L (999 cc) I4, 8v OHC, 37 kW (50 PS), 86 N·m (63.4 ft·lbf)
  • 1.4 L (1390 cc) I4, 8v OHC, 44 kW (60 PS), 116 N·m (85.6 ft·lbf)
  • 1.4 L (1390 cc) I4, 16v DOHC, 74 kW (101 PS), 128 N·m (94.4 ft·lbf)


Diesel engines

  • 1.2 L (1191 cc) TDI I3, 6v OHC, 45 kW (61 PS), 140 N·m (103.2 ft·lbf)
  • 1.4 L (1422 cc) TDI I3, 6v OHC, 55 kW (75 PS), 195 N·m (143.8 ft·lbf)
  • 1.7 L (1716 cc) SDI I4, 8v OHC, 44 kW (60 PS), 115 N·m (84.8 ft·lbf)

All engines came with a five speed manual transmission, with a four speed automatic optional on the 1.4 (44 kW).

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