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    Key fob battery replacement-Need to reset/reprogram???

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    Currently, both of key fobs's remote distance are very weak/short. I'm planing to get some new batteries but not sure if it need to be done at the dealership or I can just change the batteries myself without any troubles (reset Or reprogram).

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    Re: Key fob battery replacement-Need to reset/reprogram???

    The manual has details on replacing the battery on the remote. I don't think you need to bring it into the dealer for this.
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    Re: Key fob battery replacement-Need to reset/reprogram???

    No reprogramming needed, I replaced mine yesterday without issue.

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    Re: Key fob battery replacement-Need to reset/reprogram???

    I sell those batteries at my store for $6.95.
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    Re: Key fob battery replacement-Need to reset/reprogram???

    I replaced my keys on my 99 A4 and i had to re-sync the key. here is the procedure i used. The dealer charges $40 to do this procedure and it really works. When you turn the iginition turn it so the dash lights up, but the car does not turn on.

    You'll need two keys.
    1) Open the driver door, turn the ignition switch to on, but do not start the car.
    2) Close and lock the driver door with the other key (this should be the proper key and not just the valet key - I used the valet key first and wondered why the programming didn't work).
    3) Hold down both buttons on the fob for about 5 seconds. The lights should flash and the alarm horn should honk.
    4) Open the door, remove the key from the ignition. Close and lock the door with the key.

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    Re: Key fob battery replacement-Need to reset/reprogram???

    what if you only have one Fob key (proper key) is there a procedure I can do to re-program my key after replacing the battery?

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    Worked for me. No horn though

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    You dont need to reprogram the key. Just open the remote up and it may have 1 or 2 batteries. You can get the batteries at radio shack and just pop them in and close up the remote.

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    Basically all you need to do is this.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtarmin View Post
    Open the driver door, turn the ignition switch to on, but do not start the car.
    Hold down both buttons on the fob for about 5-10 seconds.
    Everytime I reset the FOB for my cars this is all I do. If you have an owners manual read it, it tells you how to do it there to. I forget the exact steps, I think maybe you need to hit the unlock button on the door after holding the button on the key FOB, I can't ever remember exactly, but it's easy to figure out just try it different way, it'll usually just take me a second

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCsniper View Post
    I'm surprised nobody has said. "Hey man, use the search feature!"


    Basically all you need to do is this.



    Everytime I reset the FOB for my cars this is all I do. If you have an owners manual read it, it tells you how to do it there to. I forget the exact steps, I think maybe you need to hit the unlock button on the door after holding the button on the key FOB, I can't ever remember exactly, but it's easy to figure out just try it different way, it'll usually just take me a second
    No one has said "use the search feature" yet, because this thread is already 3 years old. lol
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    just change the battery then put key in egn and that will reset the fob
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean33 View Post
    just change the battery then put key in egn and that will reset the fob
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    You just responded to 2 threads that were very old:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollerton View Post
    You just responded to 2 threads that were very old:... I don't understand the purpose of creating these accounts to post junk and clutter up the forums. Is it intended to build post count in order to use the classifieds ?
    You've been reported.
    To avoid similar treatment, allow me to answer this question first. I had the problem and stupidly searched the net instead of my owner's manual and found a LOT of guesses and misinformation. It looks like those who did get it to work were trying everything they could think of, accidentally stumbled upon success, and have no idea how. The information is actually in the owner's manual, but for those who have lost the manual, or like me, took the wrong approach first, I decided to post some clear, concise, and accurate information. This is directly from page 66 in my 2002 TT manual:
    press either the lock or unlock button on the fob you wish to reset. Then, within one minute, use the manual key to lock or unlock the door.
    You dont need 2 keys, you dont need the engine running, you don't need to stand on your head with the remote in your mouth and click your heels eight times. You only need to read your manual.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtarmin View Post
    ...here is the procedure i used...
    You'll need two keys...
    Quote Originally Posted by BCsniper View Post
    ...Basically all you need to do is this ... If you have an owners manual read it, it tells you how to do it there to. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by 04QuattroTurbo View Post
    The manual has details on replacing the battery on the remote.



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