Hi, i need help i have a audi a3 1.8 sport 97 model.. my baby.
the problem is this... Whenever i put the key in the engine starts then the immobiliser kicks in and switches the engine off again. I got this tested in which the guy said i have a major fault in the key and need to get the key replaced.
I cannot afford this right now audi are quoting me just over 200 pound for this.
I would like to know if i can either bypass or turn off the immobiliser until i can afford to sort it, or is there another place or way to get the key fixed without having to get a new one and have it programmed by audi.
I would prefer to find a way to turn off or bypass immobiliser.
My key works it the locks and still turns the car on. i have tried fiddling with the key and removing it from the barrel and tried again but it continually switches of in 1 min of turning on.
Thanks for reading
Last edited by Beth :); 31st May 2011 at 21:34.
you could try a company called "Express Auto Keys". If you aren;t bothered about it being a flip key then they can do you a key with transponder for £45 delivered. They need you to send a high resolution pic of each side of your existing key to them anbd you get a key back in the post. I used them myself after the local keyshop f***ed up my key blank and the key i got in the post works perfecty.
The downside is that you would then have to get it coded to your cars immobiliser by audi for what should be ~£60. You may also be able to get an auto locksmith service from google or yellow pages etc to do your coding.
see this link
Thanks so much im going to try that
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