My ex's keys have been stolen with her handbag. Can only see a matching 1600 a4 lock set, key reader, key and engine ecu on ebay for a post facelift 2001 b5. Would all this be plug and play on a pre face lift early 98 a4?
Thing is time too. Cars sat in a multistorey car park in sheffield center. Guna be awquard to recover and theyre charging full rate of 5.50 for however long its there for. Have to ring tps on tuesday. Whats the turn around on getting a key shaft from them you think?
Put the car on trade so any tickets you get will not be payable to you then get a key made at a good locksmith and code it with vcds if you know the pin or use vag tacho or similar to retrieve the 4 digit pin. I am sure you can get the car out of the carpark easily- buy a ticket on the day and use that to get out...
Isn't there anything the RAC/AA can do? (Assuming you're a member)
Have you checked your insurance cover? Some include lost or stolen key cover as standard but not many.
You could try and ring Audi for the key code and order a blade off ebay cut to the code. I've ordered two for two different cars. Had no problems. Was about £9 for each blade. Buy a used remote fob to fit the blade to.
Getting it recovered on tuesday to the garage i work at. How would i break into it? Thru the boot? Drill the lock and pull on the rods? Find the central locking pump and dose of air down the pipe to open the doors? Its not got fold down rear seats.
Lock smith we use at work would need the lock from the door taking to him to match up and cut a key shaft.
I would break rear quarter window to gain access.
I'm not sure if tps would know the key code, that will be either dealer only or on the little black plastic tag that would have come with the car from new.
Neither TPS or Audi would give you the pin code, you can have a key cut by any locksmith worth it's salt, the one i use has a thingy that opens the car without breaking any glass and also could cut keys based on reg numbers as long as the car is in your name !