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    Key fobs on ebay

    Been looking at some of the flip-key fobs on ebay and have 2 questions:

    how do you code the key to your car (can you do it yourself)?

    can you get just the key prong from an Audi dealer - any ideas on price? Can you fit change the key prong yourself?

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    Re: Key fobs on ebay

    Not too sure about re-coding keyfobs yourself; when acquired my A4 had 3 flip-keys but 1 of them wouldn't 'talk' to the immobiliser so ended up paying a main-stealer to re-code it to the car.....cost was about 40.
    You need to find a VW dealer that cuts the flip-type keys.....
    I purchased via Ebay a key blank (as a spare) but not a single local key-cutting place would even attempt to cut it, saying they were a nightmare to cut properly.....
    Undaunted I tried at my local Audi Centre parts dept who reckoned that they had to send away for them as they are laser cut at a cost of approx 35 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] .......(something that I later out found was garbage [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ).
    Eventually I discovered that a large VW dealer about 30 mins away was able to supply and cut the keys whilst I waited,their charge was 5.32 (inc vat) for the blade supplied and cut; they even cut my Ebay blank for free too!

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    Re: Key fobs on ebay

    My local dealer advised me that the keys are ordered directly from Germany and the total cost for a 3 button plip is 150 (ish). I asked about them re-coding an E-Bay purchased plip and they quoted 40 + VAT, but couldn't confirm that it would be successful as previously they have failed to work. I'm still deliberating over what course of action to take.

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    Re: Key fobs on ebay

    I m sure i found a guide to coding the keys yourself i just cant find it again.

    Someone must know.

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