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Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by A5sprint, Nov 15, 2013.

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    [Nov 15, 2013]
    I am looking to get a spare 3 button key as I only have 1, plus the plastic emergency key, but Audi have quoted over £200.

    There are several used keys on ebay, some with un-cut blanks, but can a used key be re-programmed for a 2010 A5?
    I have heard different stories from various sources, some saying they can, some saying they can't.

    Can anyone advise me on this please?
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    If you could pm your Vin and reg I could quote you for a key. There is a possibility you would be able to replace the internals to reprogram, but then you would need somebody to program it.
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    Thanks for the offer @udi A3. Daft question but would I still need to get the key programmed or can you somehow do this as well?
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    There is no way to copy to immo part of your key to another. The only way i can do this with some cars is by sending me the dash/comfort module and all keys. Technology is always advancing though so who knows! Currently you will need to be plugged into a diagnostics tool.

    If you are really carefull, you could extract the transponder from the emergency key to fit to a new remote key. High chance of messing it up though and ending up with one key.
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    Am I correct in thinking the remote key you can supply is fitted with a new transponder so all I then need to do is get it programmed by my dealer?
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