used an Omega DLP-P3 and an Omega REC-43T from
retrofit a remote keyless entry setup to my 1995 Golf. The car
has a factory alarm and (power) door locks. The install was
painless and easy, 4 wires total.
Let me put this in BIG letters.
DLP-P3 and Omega REC-43T (Sometimes sold as
a REC-43 - also sold under other brand names)
The two wires you see below (Lock/Unlock) as
well as 12V power and ground, is all that's needed. The kit
came with two remotes, the module and the hookup wires.
As of 5/16/2006 this kit (parts and shipping)
was under $50. Given the price of a OEM setup, this is a great
alternative to trying to deal with the dumb FCC module/part numbers
and VW Remotes.
1 button on the remote locks the doors, the
other button, with two presses unlocks the doors.
This all works 100% fine with my installed central lock switch
setup. This also arms and disarms the alarm.
In a nut shell, this remote simulates inserting the key in the door
and locking it, and then the double key pulse to unlock all the
The remotes are sort of cheap, but easy to
replace and program. They are extremely small! And I am sure
could be modded into a MKIV flip out key. Follow the
directions with the remote module to program it. Once its
programmed it WILL remember the lock codes and the remotes codes.
No need to reprogram anything when the battery (in the car) dies.
The range of the unit is FAR better than the
stock remotes. I ran the antenna wire up the "A pillar"
drivers door trim in the rubber strip.
BONUS! As a added bonus, here's
something the OEM setup does not do! This setup rolls down/up
the windows and closes the sunroof!
6/10/06 -I wired up the trunk, using the
output 3 from the REC-43 unit! Works great, press and
hold "unlock" and then tap "lock" and "pop" the trunk opens!
Note: This kit mimics the "key" in the
door. Ya know, one turn unlock, two turns lock, hold key in
unlock, windows roll down...etc.. , you'll only hear the alarm honk
when you press lock. There is also an extra relay needed to
make it wire into the trunk popper. I did not bother to wire
Yes, if you have an older car, you can upgrade
with a later remote (OEM, AKA White Box) module,
see link here -
but that's a pain in the ass, and does not give you the same
functionality as this setup. Plus, there seems to be some
confusion about what type of remote works with, or without the
factory module. In the long run, months later, I am still VERY
happy with this setup.
Tips for programming the unit - its
confusing... so here;
1 - press and hold the little button on the
"box" for 2 seconds - you can press this with a small pen tip. A red
LED will light up and it will beep 4 times.
2 - Let go of the switch.
3 - Press Button 1 on the remote, this is OUTPUT 1.
4 - the unit will flash.
5 - Press Button 2 on the remote, this is OUTPUT 2.
6 - the unit will flash twice.
7 - Wait 20 seconds, forget about the 2nd transmitter for now.
8 - It should work, button 1 is lock, button 2 is unlock. To unlock
you press... wait... press... car unlocks.
You need to have the key OFF and out of the IGN when you program it!
1996 Update. In 1996 VW changed ONE wire color
below. Please take note, this is NOT the same diagram as above! -
In 1996 You'll see that the LOCK wire, is now ALL gray,
VS the two color setup of the older design.