Stolen key fob

Jay_78

Registered User
Hello all.

Early hours of this morning we were woken by noise and found someone running out our front door. They had grabbed keys and were gone before I had chance to get downstairs and outside. How do i get the stolen key fob erased/upaired from my car? Is this a dealership job?
 

RyanJonS4

Drive It Like You Stole It
I had a similar situation last year, they took my key for my B8.5 and tried to steal my B6 and couldn’t work out why it wouldn’t unlock! I took my car to Awesome GTI and they had to erase all keys then pair my 1 remaining key to my car.

Ryan
 

Marky007

A4 Sline
I got spare key and all old keys deleted by local key merchant £160
 

CarbonMike

Registered User
Bear in mind the old key will still be able to mechanically unlock the car so they can still get inside it and acess the OBD port.
 

DieselJake

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Bear in mind the old key will still be able to mechanically unlock the car so they can still get inside it and acess the OBD port.

That's a good point, realistically the only way to stop it is selling the car or parking it somewhere they can't drive away from or totally changing all the exterior locks which can be opened and ignition barrel (or just the one for the ignition barrel maybe unless it's keyless go in which case I guess deactivating the key so long as it doesn't have an ignition barrel might suffice, although admittedly I'm not all that clued up on this stuff).

Might be worth getting some cameras and other deterrents up to hopefully put them off a bit more too, maybe a tracker and camera in the car as well just to be extra safe.
 

Jay_78

Registered User
I called local audi dealership in the end. They were extremely helpful and decoded stolen key straight away for free but think that is because they are doing a complete lock change for £600 under the insurance. Phew.
 

AndrewW

Registered User
I called local audi dealership in the end. They were extremely helpful and decoded stolen key straight away for free but think that is because they are doing a complete lock change for £600 under the insurance. Phew.
Good result! Just try to park it where it's very difficult to access/move for now, if you have another car to block it in etc. As above they'd still be able to gain physical access and code a new key via OBD, if they're already stood next to the car in that situation it wouldnt surprise me if they just smashed the window which I gather is how most OBD thefts occur anyway.
 

jdp1962

Grumpy Old Man

CarbonMike

Registered User
Take the OBD fuses out.

Sadly you can pretty much garantee theyll be back for it at some point :(
 

Marky007

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Top tip have a base ball bat ready to run straight out and if the do return your ready to beat the s##t out of them thieving low lifes . . .
 

DieselJake

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Top tip have a base ball bat ready to run straight out and if the do return your ready to beat the s##t out of them thieving low lifes . . .

I have a metal baseball bat steering lock which suits this situation down to a tee :happy: (although it seems to be sorted now, good work OP).

Looks like the below, just another thing to put people off, certainly couldn't drive the car with one on unless the car was being driven dead straight onto a truck but for that situation the wheels could always be left on full lock (I'm not that paranoid though, although I also haven't had keys taken).

Anti-theft-Car-Steering-Wheel-Lock-Security-Car-Locks-Baseball-Bat-Style-Single-Double-Bayonet.jpg_640x640q70.jpg
 

Marky007

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This top tip may struggle when the perps are up for the game and you are in the land of bye byes running out to do this.
ASN says leave it to them rather than this,graveyards are full of have a go heroes.

A agree only if your able and very confident . . . .

But leave it to them to steal your hard earned property no thanks.

No everyone thinks this way but I could not would not leave them to it next time there looking for a car your there easy target. . . .

Your not a hero for trying to stop someone stealing your car your human. :whip:
 

voorhees

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A agree only if your able and very confident . . . .

But leave it to them to steal your hard earned property no thanks.

No everyone thinks this way but I could not would not leave them to it next time there looking for a car your there easy target. . . .

Your not a hero for trying to stop someone stealing your car your human. :whip:

You do not read in the news too many have a go heroes who got the better of car thieves do you ? but its your prerogative go for it but do not encourage others with your high horse **** of its your hard earned stuff and your confident and your human…..when your lying on your drive bleeding out your ears and nose on a cold wet Tuesday you'll realise but then its too late

ASN does not wish people to fight any car thieves, your insurance will cover any losses but they cannot replace you to your family.
 

Marky007

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You do not read in the news too many have a go heroes who got the better of car thieves do you ? but its your prerogative go for it but do not encourage others with your high horse **** of its your hard earned stuff and your confident and your human…..when your lying on your drive bleeding out your ears and nose on a cold wet Tuesday you'll realise but then its too late

ASN does not wish people to fight any car thieves, your insurance will cover any losses but they cannot replace you to your family.

As I said I agree with you

I am not encouraging anyone to do anything this a is forum not the bible

(PLEASE DONT ATTACK ANYONE STEALING YOUR CAR I AM NOT ENCOURAGING ANYONE) :thumbs up:


I says everyone dont think this way.

And am certainly not on a high horse
I wish no1 to come to harm people ain't going to run out attacking car thieves because they seen something on a forum .

There's a reason you dont see it on the news because you would be in trouble yourself for attacking anyone no matter if they were stealing your personal property or not.:end of discction:
 

Marky007

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