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A4 2005 B7 - have two key fobs plus valet key and keytag. 2nd key works as a remote but wont start car - SAFE - displayed in dash display. How to program key to work?
OR does this have to be done at the dealership?
The key and the remote are technically separate pieces and while the remote can be matched to the car it doesn't necessarily mean the key is. We have a local locksmith that can recode the keys for us but it is very rare for a locksmith to be able to access the key codes needed to perform the repair unless his company is tied in directly with the Audi Factory.
The repair can be done at home if you have access to Vag-com and you can get the pin code associated with your keys from the dealer but they normally will not give this info out.
call around especially to your independent specialty Audi shops and ask who they use to reprogram keys. You may get lucky
If not its time to set up an appointment with your local Dealer ship. MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ALL KEYS WITH YOU WHEN ITS TIME TO RECODE!!!! IF YOU LEAVE ONE AT HOME THEY WILL CODE IT OUT OF THE CAR AND IT WILL NO LONGER WORK!!!!
Thanks a mil. sorry to hear that its a dealership issue - they are rather expensive I'm afraid.