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S3 Remote Key Fob Replacement

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ash_s3, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. ash_s3
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    When i bought my S3 a week ago, it only came with the one key!
    So i need to get anouther and get them both reprogrammed so any old keys wont disarm the immobiliser.
    A new key from Audi is about £150! + programming
    But my mate at VW said he can programe it for a tenner for me as a foreigner
    Seen some keys on ebay but how do i know which will work?
    The one i have at the moment is a flip key with 2 buttons - lock and unlock
    but alot of the ebay keys have 3 buttons!
    help please!
    thanks
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    Mine came with the three button keys, the third button opens the boot. I believe key programming is a dealer job, but I could be wrong.

    Regards, John.
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    You can program the key to lock and unlock the car yourself but the transponder immobiliser is not a diy job. You definately want the missing keys excluded or someone could come calling in the middle of the night
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    stil havnt sorted the key problem yet!
    do i have to get a key with the exact same part number or can i choose any key aslong as it is the same frequency (mhz)
    im sure my s3 should have come with a 3-button fob but this one is only 2 just lock and unlock, no boot release

    any help would be appreciated!
    cheers
    Ash:uhm:
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    i went to the stealers for a new key for my a3, i have the 2 button keyfob, but bizzarely, the one audi did for me was of the 3 button variety.

    of course the middle button does nothing, but found it strange that the 3 button one worked.
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    how come the middle button does not work?
    do you know the part number and frequency by anychance?
    ash
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    Later A3/S3's (Faclift models 2000>) had a solenoid that operates the boot lid, so you could remote unlock with the third button on the remote.
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    when i say it doesnt work, i mean that theres nothing underneath the button when you press it, so its empty underneath.
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    any know a price to get it cut and programmed from a dealer?
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    im just getting more and more confused! think il have to go to stealers :(

    ash
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    It's not that confusing, pre facelift cars had two buttons, post facelift had three buttons one of which unlocked the boot seperately. I would think you can probably use either key for your car as long as it can be programmed to work however the boot button won't do anything.
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