1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I've lost my only key!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by flyfisher, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. flyfisher
    Offline

    flyfisher New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    Hello there

    As the title suggests I have lost my one and only car key. I can't even get into my car!
    Are there any alternatives for a replacement other than an Audi garage of which I know will be expensive. I have searched this forum but cannot find anything relating other than key coding ( I think I need thet too) I live in aberdeen and have a 98' A3 1.8t.

    Any help or guidance greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 23, 2014]

  3. Mr.G
    Offline

    Mr.G Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    I think you'll be hard pushed to find any help here to be honest Fly.

    If i were you.....seriously.....ring your insurance company and find out if they can help. Failing that Audi is the only other option.

    I'm no expert but the above is what i'd do in the case of loosing only key!

    G
    #2
  4. AudiS3Quattro
    Offline

    AudiS3Quattro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    yer sounds like goo advice to me. I would also keep a very close eye on the car and lock it in the garage with as many padlocks as you can find!

    :angrymod::angrymod::angrymod::angrymod::blackrs4::angrymod::angrymod::angrymod::angrymod:
    #3
  5. Imteyaz
    Offline

    Imteyaz 6th Gear

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    I heard (from a friend who works for Norwich Union) that all their new car insurance policies cover keys that are lost. They organise for the new keys to be replaced / coded etc. Worthwhile checking who you are covered by and see as Mr.G says if they will assist you. No harm in trying!
    #4
  6. heliflyer
    Offline

    heliflyer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    Hi give this guy a try he is an auto locksmith in aberdeen cheers Ian
    Lockfast Security
    Aberdeen
    Aberdeen
    Tel: 01224 622744
    Fax: 01224 620861

    Mark Taylor
    Mobile: 07803 893938
    Email:
    thetaylors.66@virgin
    #5
  7. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,123
    Likes Received:
    1,187
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    make sure you have your log book handy as some dodgy people have been known to pretend they are the owners when they in fact have stolen the car.

    Hello and Welcome to the site.
    #6
  8. stub
    Offline

    stub the matrix is comin

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    hi fly. if the guy in aberden can't help i may know a guy in spain but his company is in south east england. who should be able to help as he makes the keys for audis an other makes to:kissmyrings:. if you have no luck i'll give you his companys number
    #7
  9. benr
    Offline

    benr Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    I may be wrong but i thought audi can cut a key to the chassis number. Give them a call and ask. Apparently they send the keys away for cutting.

    as mentioned some insurance companies will cover this and may replace locks, ignition etc but i think some will only cover this if the keys were stolen.
    #8
  10. flyfisher
    Offline

    flyfisher New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. I have since called specialists cars in Aberdeen and they want my car up there ( i'm locked out) and it'll cost me circa £200, I've also called Lockfast and awaiting thier reply. Thanks Heliflyer!
    With regard to the insurance route, I think my excess is around £150 so wouldn't save that much and I would like a speedy solution as this leaves me without car, still an option if costs look to escalate beyond my means, I will need to check my Terms & Conditions for cover.

    Thanks again folks

    Much apprciation.

    fly
    #9
  11. Nilz
    Offline

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,260
    Likes Received:
    403
    [Feb 11, 2009]
    I dont think the key thing is part of the excess thing, its like windscreen cover, just give your insurance and see what they advise, what you got to lose dude, if anything you could be set to gain.....
    #10
  12. stub
    Offline

    stub the matrix is comin

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 18, 2009]
    flyfisher any luck yet with your keys. if not private me and i'll find out how much my mate will change you an what he needs to do it for you
    #11

Share This Page