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    Thread: Replacing your non working two button key fob

    1. Junior Member MasryA4's Avatar
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      10-03-2012 09:21 PM #1
      now i found this item on ebay, an uncut 2 button key fob for our cars
      same part number on my non working key fob
      4D0 837 231

      im just kind of sceptical into investing in it and it not working. Think its that easy to buy, cut, and program?

      bcuz i heard you can only get new fobs at your dealer ship
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      10-03-2012 09:21 PM #2
      forgot to post the link lol

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-TRANS...#ht_1859wt_956

      there we go
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      10-04-2012 03:52 AM #3
      the fob part will work fine, but you have to order a key pre-cut, not even a dealer can cut keys.

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      10-04-2012 04:01 AM #4
      Some places will be ale to. It's becoming more common for places to do it. There is a lock smith not far from me that cuts at $35 each. And they are quality. I've used them. They even stock keys.
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      10-04-2012 09:57 AM #5
      How do you program these to work? I have a pre-facelift car with a key and separate remote, not a keyfob with the switchblade key built into the remote like this one. Would this work for me? Cutting shouldn't be a problem.
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    6. 10-04-2012 10:14 AM #6
      The dealer can cut keys. Whether or not they will depends on the policy of that particular dealership. The Audi Dealer near me would ONLY cut keys they sell. Even though the key I had was an OEM uncut key, their policy was not to cut keys they didn't sell. I took it to the VW dealer and they cut it for $10 with no hassle whatsoever, so it all depends on the dealer.

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      10-04-2012 04:48 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Audiquattro337 View Post
      not even a dealer can cut keys.
      That's just not true. Some dealers won't and will give you any number of excuses as to why. "Can" and "Won't" are two very different things though.

      To the OP: If the numbers on your Fob match the numbers on the Fob on eBay it will work. Once you find a dealership that will cut your blank you can do the programming/matching yourself using the door and two keys or using VCDS and one key.

      This is covered already though so please use the FAQ and search, as both will tell you how to go about obtaining, cutting, and programming keys. Thanks.
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      10-04-2012 06:54 PM #8
      i went ahead and ordered the key, and ya ive heard around my area audi cuts uncut keys for 40$ while VW cuts the same key for 10$... cant go wrong for 36$ a fresh new key, working fob, and now i have a spare. where as at the dealer ship comes cut for 200 lol

      and too program it, you put it in the driver side key hole turn it counter clock wise for 15 seconds then clockwise for 10 then take it out the red light will flash quickly then when it stops your done
      ..... or something like that lol
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      10-05-2012 12:16 AM #9
      Hold on a second. Do you have an old key fob that you are using now but the fob electronics won't work or are you using a key with no fob? If you are using an old key fob but the guts are done, you can remove the key part and insert it into the new fob by tapping the pin out. If you need better instructions I can explain.

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      10-05-2012 04:38 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Cybersombosis View Post
      Hold on a second. Do you have an old key fob that you are using now but the fob electronics won't work or are you using a key with no fob? If you are using an old key fob but the guts are done, you can remove the key part and insert it into the new fob by tapping the pin out. If you need better instructions I can explain.

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      ya thats exactly whats wrong, have the whole fob, just the electronics arent working, please elaborate. im intrigued
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      10-05-2012 08:55 PM #11
      Here is a post with a DIY. It should be self explanatory but if you need help, ask away.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1979975

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