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New Key Rant.....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by clem2192, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. clem2192

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    Guys/Gals,

    Am looking to purchase a spare key as I only have one at present. I contacted my local Audi STEALER and they quoted me £183.41 for a replacement key and coding!!!!!!

    As much as I would like a spare key, I cant see how they can justify charging that kind of money.

    Are there any alternatives to getting a spare key?!? Or is it stick with just the one or pay up to Audi

    Nice One!

    Ryan
     
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  3. Boydie

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    Ask yourself, what will you do if you lose the current key?

    It is a crappy situation but I am not sure how they code the keys :-S Is it done through vagcom/VCDS?

    I remember going to renault to ask for a second key and they quoted me £120 for it lol
     
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    So can I get a replacement key from another manufacturer?!

    Or did you have a Renault?! :)
     
  5. Boydie

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    Unfortunately I had 2 renaults haha

    I have never looked into finding other manufacturers or companies that can code keys but I am sure there are some out there! Google it and see.

    Google Hazzy Days or Hazzy Dayz - they do a lot of VAG OEM stuff which might include key coding!
     
  6. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Shop about for a different audi dealer. they are basically charging you £30 for the key and an hour £150, to code it. thats the price you pay for owning an auidi.

    If you just want to get in i think you can code the key but if you want to work the imobaliser then it needs both keys, the car and a hook up to audi HQ to re set the lot.
     
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    you could always get one off ebay and have it coded to your car, then all you would need is the blade cur or a new one cut
     
  9. clem2192

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    According to Audi, the key comes in two parts, they are charging me £61.64 for one half, £51.06 for the other, 30mins labour + VAT!!

    Boydie, if it is going to cost me £150 at a non-Audi place, I would rather go to my local Audi dealer and pay the extra £30ish.
     
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    #9 paddy, Mar 25, 2010
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    i think audi may refuse to do it if i recall correctly but there are plenty of places that can
     

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