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bog4rt

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AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« on: February 12, 2007, 04:22:33 PM »
so i dont want to go to the "Stealership" and get raped what should i do to get a new remote key.

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 07:39:48 PM »
Buy one on eBay with an uncut key and take it to the dealer and have them cut it.
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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 07:39:48 PM »

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 12:34:12 AM »
I had the same problem and the stealerships I tried wouldnt cut it for me unless I bought the key through them, but depending on the year of your A4 some key shops will cut it, I have an '01 A4 and a place in boulder called Buffalo lock and Key cut it for me for $15, you just have to make sure the key you buy works on your car

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 02:19:12 AM »
wont i need to get the remote programmed to work with my car?

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 03:12:59 AM »
Nope, you can program it--there is a secret handshake but you need 2 keys I believe.
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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 04:31:17 PM »
If you buy from the right people on Ebay they will provide you with instructions on how to program your key, but yes you do need two keys, hopefully you have a backup?

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007, 12:08:30 AM »
nope! car was sold to me with one remote key however i do have just the regular key. and thats what i am using right now

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007, 03:12:23 AM »
Yup, that'll work, you will just have to have a key in the ignition while programming the remote. I ordered my key from, and was referred to, Midwestkeyless by Station Automotive. I'm pretty sure the Ebay screen name is midwestkeyless. good luck!!

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 04:42:32 PM »
got my remote in the mail and the instruction say i need to keys to program it. one in the ignition and one in the drivers door. well i only have one key lol and its the valet key cause it wont lock the glove box or open the trunk.... uggg i am stuck here.

maybe i could go get the remote cut for my car then program it with 2 keys...?

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 04:50:54 PM »
Ya, what I did was just remove the key part from the remote buttons and that worked for me. you only need the button part anyway, if you have the same year as mine (2001), there is no chip in the key, so you don't have to worry about that you can just get it cut at any shop that has the right key cutter. good luck!!

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 06:21:16 PM »
i have a 2000

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 07:21:52 PM »
ya you should be fine, just get the key cut, and then seperate the key from the remote buttons if you have to. the only problem I had was trying to find a locksmith that would cut my key, some wanted to charge me $200 just to cut the key, cause they use a laser cutter. I ended up going to Buffalo lock and Key in Boulder at Broadway and Baseline, i dont know how close that is to you, they only charged me $15

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 07:27:46 PM »
unforntunatly i live in stl missouri

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2007, 09:24:29 PM »
oohh crap, hmm well hopefully if you call around you can find someone with the correct key cutter

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Re: AHHHH i lose my remote key for my a4 aggggh
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2007, 10:49:12 PM »
hehehe i wish i was in colorado i would be fucking snowboarding it up!  :D