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Key Fob Replacement

blodderz Feb 15, 2013

  1. blodderz

    blodderz Member

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    Hello,

    I stood on my keys the other day and have broken the spring mechanism in the fob so basically my key just flops around & won't lock in place. Im going to buy a blank case and key off eBay and transfer the key and internals over, is it as straight forward as that?

    thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Provided you CAREFULLY move the immobiliser chip ( which is glass and glued in ) as well as the circuit board then yes, it's as straightforward as that !

    But be very careful !
     
  3. blodderz

    blodderz Member

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    Brilliant, thank you very much Mike!
     
  4. gussyldr

    gussyldr Member TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group s tronic Team Brilliant Black

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    be very very careful when takeing out the immobiliser chip i broke mine trying to pry it out
     
  5. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    That's what I emphasised in my answer.

    Blodderz, bear in mind that if you do break it you could be looking at £150 - £200 to have it replaced !
     
  6. blodderz

    blodderz Member

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    Ill be extremely careful. My current keyfob is knackered, its battered to hell and like i said the key wont lock in place. Desperate for a new one.

    Whats the best way to open the case?
     
  7. mike foster

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    Blodderz mate, with the greatest respect, if you have to ask what is the best way to open the key fob then I really don't think you should be attempting a delicate operation like this !

    I presume you have the key fob with the chrome strip running down the right hand side and underneath? If so, then you will see a slot underneath which separates the two halves by the twist of a coin or screwdriver.

    You also need to be very careful not to lose the spring which flicks the key out. The tension of this spring can be altered to make the key operate better.

    Good luck !
     
  8. blodderz

    blodderz Member

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    Just thought I'd reply saying the transfer was successful. All done in 5-10mins, no broken immobiliser and everythings works perfect :)
     
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  9. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Nice one !! :icon_thumright:
     
  10. blodderz

    blodderz Member

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    Thanks for your help mike!
     
  11. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    You're welcome - any time !
     

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