Volkswagen Lupo 1998-2005 Remote Keyless Entry Programming 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.
- 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 Volkswagen Lupo
The Lupo was introduced in October 1998, to fill a gap at the bottom of the Volkswagen model range caused by the increasing size and weight of the Polo. The right hand drive version for the United Kingdom was launched in the spring of 1999. The 1998 Lupo was a badge engineered version of the stablemate, the 1997 SEAT Arosa.
Both use the A00 platform which is a shortened version of the Polo/Ibiza A0 platform. Initially only available in two trim variants, the budget E trim and the upgraded S trim; the range later expanded to include a Sport and GTI variant.
Petrol engines ranged from 1.0 to 1.4 (1.6 for the GTI) with diesels from 1.2 to 1.7. The differences between the E and S trim included painted door mirrors, door handles and strip, central locking, electric windows, double folding seats and opening rear windows.
Production of the Lupo was discontinued in June 2005, and was replaced by the Fox. The Lupo name is Latin, meaning wolf, and is named after its home town of Wolfsburg.
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, resulting in the end of production of the Arosa in June 2004. (Source Wiki)