How to Reprogram Audi Keys

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Headquartered in Bavaria, Germany, Audi manufactures luxury cars for buyers around the world. One of Audi's luxury features is the distinctive flip key. The flip key opens and closes like a pocket knife (some owners call it a "switchblade key"), and its built-in remote allows you to control the car locks from a distance. These keys will be programmed specifically to your Audi, but they may need a tune up from time to time. You could have your Audi dealer do the reprogramming for you or you could reprogram the keys yourself.

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Things you need

  • Two Audi keys

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  1. 1

    Place one of the keys in the ignition and twist it one click forward. This will turn on your car without starting the engine.

  2. 2

    Exit the car and shut the door.

  3. 3

    Lock the driver's side door with the second key. Do not use the remote.

  4. 4

    With the key in the door, press the key's "unlock" button once. The headlights on your Audi will blink twice, but your doors will stay locked.

  5. 5

    Unlock and relock the door with the key. Do not use the remote.

  6. 6

    Remove the key from the door and the key from the ignition, and check whether the reprogramming was successful.

  7. 7

    Repeat the process, but switch the keys: put the programmed key in the ignition and, put the unprogrammed key in the door lock.

Tips and warnings

  • Before you exit the car, roll down your window (in case a problem arises).
  • -If your headlights don't blink, try pressing the "unlock" button twice.
  • -If your doors unlock when you press the "unlock" button, lock the door with the key. Then unlock it.

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