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KEY AND LOCK PROBLEMS!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ash_s3, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. ash_s3
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    When i bought my S3 i only recieved one key (flip type)
    but it dosent fit the airbag key switch
    and it will lock the drivers door but not unlock it! wierd realy! cant get my head round it, will also lock the boot but not open it
    is it possible i have the valet key or something? work in ignition fine

    any help appreciated

    Ash
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  2. Mo-S3
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    Your key may have been cut from the original but not done correctly hence why its not opening/closing all the locks.
    If you want it perfect then you need to get Audi to do it with the codes from Germany. Expensive? Well hell yeah!!
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    Yeah you will probably need a new remote key, circa £150 fully programmed from audi iirc
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    can it be done without the code tag thing that i havent got!?

    All i had with the car is one flip key
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    If you buy it from audi, they can code it themselves, all they'll need is the car for an hour(not sure if you can maybe do it yourself too if you get them to supply the key)
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    I bought a blank and got it cut from a local VW dealer and my Audi dealer kindly supplied me a key fob and programmed it for me free of charge! yes FREE!! Just depends on how friendly your dealer is.
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    thats sounds like a very friendly Audi dealer!
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    Christ! If only all dealers were this generous!
    I get all my parts discounted but thats only cause im there nearly every week! lol
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    When you buy the car you get two identical fully functioning flip keys and one plastic key of last resort.

    I put one flip key in a cupboard, and have been using the other one full time. The plastic one is attached to the one in the cupboard.

    If the key is failing to open, and only close then that's (AFAIK) a physical lock issue.

    I'd have a locksmith have a look at the key, and check whether it works fine on the passenger door. Maybe it's possible to change the key without changing the fob (the expensive bit)?

    Cheers, Ed.
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    The reason it works in the ignition and not the doors is probably because the ignition lock is worn and a lot more tolerant of a discrepancy in the key than the doors and boot which normally rarely get any use so are less worn and therefore less tolerant.
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    thanks guys
    Think il have to get the dealer to look into this, dont wanna be locked out with a flat battery again!!
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