Friend of mine has a 2008 A4 with the Concert radio. Recently he had problems with it not reading CD's and the SD card simply does not work (tried every format of cards and music!). So, he buys a second hand unit from ebay (guy was breaking an A4), plugs it in but he needs the code, which the previous owner does not have. He enquired at Audi who want a proper invoice to prove the radio has not been ripped out of a car (will not accept ebay invoice) before applying for the code (they say it has to come from Germany and if they apply for the code and it is from a stolen vehicle, the police will automatically be informed)
Now I think the police bit is boll***s for a start. Secondly, I have read conflicting information as to whether the code can be obtained via VCDS or not.
With the radio connected to the vehicle, is there a way to pair it/obtain the code with VCDS? He doesn't mind paying Audi for the code but they are just being a bit OTT I think and the ebay seller has said he will send an invoice but it has not been received yet. Rather than wait for this, I have access to VCDS so was hoping it can be done this way
Thanks for any help