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A3 key fob - can I replace the external case?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Minstadave, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Minstadave
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    I have the older style rounded key fob, is it possible/easy to buy a replacement part off ebay and switch the blade and electrics over?

    Mine has got tatty over the years.
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    Can you take a photo of your key? So long as you swap transponder over and resync if its a remote should be ok. My new key was about 40 complete though.
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    The immo chip is in the top half & its glued in place, you could remove, but risk breaking the glass, your choice but overall yes its possible to swap parts across & if you swap the pcb over within a limited number of minutes, it should hold the remote settings, anything afterwards & needs resyncing with vcds ideally.
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    Yep as NHN says, the glass chip is easy to break, personally i would use this as an opertunity to buy a new extra key and keep the tatty key as a functional spare.
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    if your remote uses a cr2032 battery then yes it will fit. If you decided to go for a full new remote then with your model you can use the newer style 1 piece A3 remote
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    hi can I use the new style remote with the old style internals ?
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