Last weekend I bought a 2002 A4 Cabriolet in the UK so am finally in the Audi family
However it only came with one key, which does not work remotely... the previous owner just used the key in the lock... and guessed that perhaps the battery had died. I changed the battery but surprise surprise it still doesn't work. I also tried the 'turn key to on, press lock on fob for a few seconds, press lock on door for a few seconds, then repeat for unlock' as I was advised to try in another forum, and that still didn't work.
(Apologies if this is covered in other threads. I've mainly seen questions where one key fob has stopped working but the owner still has a spare to program it from... whereas I have nothing that works!)
Firstly I want to get the first key fob working, and then I want to get a spare made. Will I need to go to a dealer to get the first one working? Or is there another way? I imagine the battery has been flat for many months.
And would I then be able to buy the right model of key fob (8ZO 837 231 D) from Ebay, get the blade cut, and then program it myself? Or would I need the dealer to do that for me too?