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Audi A3 remote central locking problem

Rommal Dec 20, 2009

  1. Rommal

    Rommal New Member

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    I have an Audi A3 1998 1.6 petrol.

    Opening the car with the key is fine, but some time now the remote locking has completely stopped working. I've replaced the batteries in the key(s) and also had the car checked out at a garage. They could not program the key despite it being a simple job. They said it might be to do with some receiver in the boot of the car.

    Do you have any idea what fault is likely to be causing this?
    Also what the part is and how much it will cost to fix?

    I am in the stoke area.
     
  2. stoke_audi

    stoke_audi Active Member

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    Hi Rommal

    there is a tendancy for the pumps to stop working,
    price of the pump unit is around £325.00 inc vat

    but would only know if it was this via diagnostics

    Thanks Dave
     
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    Rommal New Member

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    How much would it cost for this to be diagnosed?

    Also, why is the pump an issue why the car unlocks properly when the key is used (it unlocks not just the door it is used on, but as if the remote were used)?

    Do they have separate processes: with one for remote locking and, another for when the key is used?

    I know it's a simple question but I just want to understand why one can stop working and the other still remain functional.
     
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    hi

    you would be looking at around £65.00 + vat for diagnostic work.
    the pump actually is also the reciever for the central locking unit, it is all housed as one unit in the boot.

    Dave
     
  5. J42OEY

    J42OEY New Member

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    i have a 1999 a3 1.6. how could i find out if i have remote central locking. ive only justbought the car and it only came with 1 key. just wondering weather i can get a key with remote central locking??
     
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    stoke_audi Active Member

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    hi

    have you got cetral locking on the car?
    if you have a look in the boot you will find the central locking pump

    need the parts number from that and your chassis number pm'ing to me

    Dave
     

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