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Reprogramming Keyfob HELP - 58 Plate Audi A3 Sportback

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JSG, Jan 24, 2013.

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    Hello All

    Background – My wife had her handbag stolen whilst she was out shopping and her bag contained the keys for the car (lets call this Key 1). I picked up the car from the shopping centre car park using my spare key (Key 2). Now because her bag contained details of where we live, I thought I had better get Key 2 reprogrammed from Audi in case the thief took the car in the middle of the night. Audi charged me £69 to get my key reprogrammed. A week later the police had recovered my wife’s bag complete with my wife’s keys (key 1). Obviously because I had the car/key 2 reprogrammed, key 1 is no longer able to start the car (although you can use it to manually unlock the drivers door with key 1).

    Can anybody help me with this? Ideally I guess I just need the Key 2 key fob settings cloned onto the Key 1 fob.

    Much appreciated guys.
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    Same with with Audi as you did before?
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    If you explained to Audi that the key had been stolen then they will have disabled that key fob. They will not have reprogrammed yours.

    Take both keys into Audi, explain the police got the key back and they will re-enable it. Might cost another £69 though !!
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    QQ I have a keyless entry fob for a A5, can I program it to just unlock/lock my A3 without going to Audi?
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    I doubt it - with it being keyless I would image it has a different transponder coding system.

    You could buy a suitable key fob of ebay ( make sure it's the same frequency) and code it with VCDS to lock / unlock.
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    Darn oh well. Still looks good on my key ring lol.
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    Yeap nicked key would of been removed from the system by audi anyway, so its useless now for starting the car, you can reprogram the remote functions with vcds, but useless to move anywhere with it as such, back to audi with all docs & both keys & they will wipe/reload them both again.

    You wont be able to pair 1 key with 2 different chassis's for a start & certainly audi atm wouldnt design a system with this ability, as yet anyway regardless of advanced key or standard systems.
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    Right OK mate, I guess I'm buggered till I have another £69 spare then!
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    Just ask the dealer nicely, they may be kind & do again for free given what happened :)
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