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    New Key Rant.....

    Guys/Gals,

    Am looking to purchase a spare key as I only have one at present. I contacted my local Audi STEALER and they quoted me Ł183.41 for a replacement key and coding!!!!!!

    As much as I would like a spare key, I cant see how they can justify charging that kind of money.

    Are there any alternatives to getting a spare key?!? Or is it stick with just the one or pay up to Audi

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    Ask yourself, what will you do if you lose the current key?

    It is a crappy situation but I am not sure how they code the keys :-S Is it done through vagcom/VCDS?

    I remember going to renault to ask for a second key and they quoted me Ł120 for it lol

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    So can I get a replacement key from another manufacturer?!

    Or did you have a Renault?!

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    Unfortunately I had 2 renaults haha

    I have never looked into finding other manufacturers or companies that can code keys but I am sure there are some out there! Google it and see.

    Google Hazzy Days or Hazzy Dayz - they do a lot of VAG OEM stuff which might include key coding!

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    Shop about for a different audi dealer. they are basically charging you Ł30 for the key and an hour Ł150, to code it. thats the price you pay for owning an auidi.

    If you just want to get in i think you can code the key but if you want to work the imobaliser then it needs both keys, the car and a hook up to audi HQ to re set the lot.
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    Hazzydayz do it for Ł150

    http://www.vwcruise.com/37.html

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    you could always get one off ebay and have it coded to your car, then all you would need is the blade cur or a new one cut

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    According to Audi, the key comes in two parts, they are charging me Ł61.64 for one half, Ł51.06 for the other, 30mins labour + VAT!!

    Boydie, if it is going to cost me Ł150 at a non-Audi place, I would rather go to my local Audi dealer and pay the extra Ł30ish.

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-TRANSPOND...#ht_500wt_1182

    well the keys are actually cheap....so what if you took your own to audi to program ? Notice he says easy to program to your alarm but dosnt mention imobaliser....Give him a shout and see what the score is ??
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    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

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    i think audi may refuse to do it if i recall correctly but there are plenty of places that can

 

 

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