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    Senior Member Three Rings diaftia's Avatar
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    How to program your Audi flip key fob.

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    I have done a ton of searching and found how to accurately program a key fob on the forums. The problem with all the directions that I had found was that once I programmed one key fob, the others would erase. None of the directions showed all the steps to program more than one key correctly without losing the others (which most people will have). This DIY has the correct programing procedure no matter how many fobs you have.

    For some reason if you pull your battery or you change the battery in your fob you might be finding a situation where you need to do this programming.

    There are two kinds of programming. If you have remotes that have been programmed to the car previously the steps are easy. There are longer steps if the keys are new and those are the secondary ones.

    Steps to reprogram keys to a car they are already linked to:
    1. Press and hold the unlock key on a remote
    2. Insert key in ignition and turn to on (while still holding unlock)
    3. Hold unlock while in the on position for 2 seconds
    4. Turn key to off, remove from ignition and release button.

    Do this for each remote. Relink to seat positions (press and hold mem position #, then unlock button for 2 seconds and release both) and done.

    To program new remotes on a car never linked to previously:

    1. Take a key (valet key works best, put it into the ignition and turn the key to the "on" position, so the dashboard lights come on.
    2. Roll down the driver's side window (not required, but a good idea in case there's a problem).
    3. Exit the car and close the door.
    4. With a second key, physically lock the doors by turning the key clockwise (don't use a remote).
    5. Take the first remote to be programmed, press the unlock button. The lights will flash once.
    6. Wait 10 seconds and press the unlock button. The doors should unlock. That first transmitter is now programmed.

    ***If you have only one key skip to step 16. Otherwise continue to step 7.***

    7. Lock the door again (physically) with the key, (not the remote) by turning clockwise.
    8. Press the unlock button two times with a one second interval in between, the lights will flash with each button press for a total of two flashes.
    9. Wait 10 seconds and press the unlock button. The doors should unlock. The second transmitter is now programmed.

    ***If you have three keys proceed to step 10. Otherwise skip to step 16.***

    10. Lock the door again (physically) with the key, (not the remote) by turning clockwise.
    11. Press the unlock button three times with a one second interval in between, the lights will flash with each button press for a total of three flashes.
    12. Wait 10 seconds and press the unlock button. The doors should unlock. The third transmitter is now programmed.

    ***If you have four keys proceed to step 13. Otherwise skip to step 16.***

    13. Lock the door again (physically) with the key, (not the remote) by turning clockwise.
    14. Press the unlock button four times with a one second interval in between, the lights will flash with each button press for a total of four flashes.
    15. Wait 10 seconds and press the unlock button. The doors should unlock. The fourth transmitter is now programmed.

    16. Remove the key from the ignition.

    Make sure that to test the newly program remotes, the original key is removed from the ignition since this exits the programming process. Someone might be a bit frustrated trying to test it with it still in 'program' mode.

    I had some diffuculty accessing the programming mode. If it doesnt work then take the key out of the ignition and start over. Rinse lather repeat. It will go eventually.

    If you are still having problems after trying it more times than you can count, check the key is right one for year of car or that the key and battery are good.
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    It worked like a charm! Well written, thanks!

    ps. This should be in the DIY section!

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    Senior Member Three Rings diaftia's Avatar
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    Great! Glad it worked!

    At the top of this section it says "All B6/B7 S4/RS4-related FAQ, DIY, Spec Sheets, and must-read threads compiled into one location. Discussion between our Active Members and above, but viewable by all."

    You have another place it should go?
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    Thank you, its like why dont they say anything like this in the book it would be so much easier

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    Does this program both the keyless and immobilizer chip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diaftia View Post
    Great! Glad it worked!

    At the top of this section it says "All B6/B7 S4/RS4-related FAQ, DIY, Spec Sheets, and must-read threads compiled into one location. Discussion between our Active Members and above, but viewable by all."

    You have another place it should go?
    Just saw your question now. I think it should go here also...

    http://www.audizine.com/forum/forumd...3-DIY-How-To-s


    Quote Originally Posted by tmorgan4 View Post
    Does this program both the keyless and immobilizer chip?
    It only programs the key fob. The immobilizer chip must be programmed at the dealer.

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you for this. It took me all of 30 seconds to do both remotes.
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    If you have vagcom can you program the immobilizer chip?

    where is your sorce for keys? and if you get them online, do you just get the key cut at the dealer? any idea on cost?
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    Thanks, great write up! Figured out my one fob, but my second one was giving me troubles. This worked out great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04 S4 View Post
    If you have vagcom can you program the immobilizer chip?

    where is your sorce for keys? and if you get them online, do you just get the key cut at the dealer? any idea on cost?
    my local dealer claimed they can't actually cut keys and must order direct from audi for retarded money.
    but this place can do it for cheap money; had 3 blanks from ebay cut today by Mark there for under a benjamin.
    glance over the site to see your options; you need not be local.
    i've no affiliation, just received a completely successful job and recommend them.
    http://www.sidewinderkey.com/

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    Another big THANK YOU headed your way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedshopmike View Post
    my local dealer claimed they can't actually cut keys and must order direct from audi for retarded money.
    but this place can do it for cheap money; had 3 blanks from ebay cut today by Mark there for under a benjamin.
    glance over the site to see your options; you need not be local.
    i've no affiliation, just received a completely successful job and recommend them.
    http://www.sidewinderkey.com/
    Thanks! Just read through this, good info!
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    just did a search on how to do this.

    of AZ comes up - followed the OP's directions and voila.

    thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedshopmike View Post
    my local dealer claimed they can't actually cut keys and must order direct from audi for retarded money.
    but this place can do it for cheap money; had 3 blanks from ebay cut today by Mark there for under a benjamin.
    glance over the site to see your options; you need not be local.
    i've no affiliation, just received a completely successful job and recommend them.
    http://www.sidewinderkey.com/
    Edit - nevermind
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedshopmike View Post
    my local dealer claimed they can't actually cut keys and must order direct from audi for retarded money.
    but this place can do it for cheap money; had 3 blanks from ebay cut today by Mark there for under a benjamin.
    glance over the site to see your options; you need not be local.
    i've no affiliation, just received a completely successful job and recommend them.
    http://www.sidewinderkey.com/

    So can you start your car with these ebay keys?

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    Just an update, I was able to use this method successfully with my new ebay key fob. And got my key cut locally at a locksmith.
    Thanks OP! Great thread...bump!

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    Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but it's a start :)
    I am set on to make my entry in my audi possible with my phone, and now I have the note 3 which had an Ir blaster, so I am thinking I am closer, but still far...
    Any one with hints or thoughts?
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    Thanks! Just what I was looking for. Enjoy your weekend.
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    I tried the technique for both original keys that lost the remote lock/unlock capability. It worked right away with one; the second one won't register. Any thoughts? B7 RS4. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitsky View Post
    Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but it's a start :)
    I am set on to make my entry in my audi possible with my phone, and now I have the note 3 which had an Ir blaster, so I am thinking I am closer, but still far...
    Any one with hints or thoughts?
    ~S
    Why woulld you think the keys use IR? They use a commoin radio freq,
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    Quote Originally Posted by sitsky View Post
    Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but it's a start :)
    I am set on to make my entry in my audi possible with my phone, and now I have the note 3 which had an Ir blaster, so I am thinking I am closer, but still far...
    Any one with hints or thoughts?
    ~S
    The Audi remote function does not use IR, it uses a radio frequency signal from the remote to activate the lock/unlock and other remote functions. I do not believe any cell phone will transmit a RF signal, of the required modulation and frequency needed to activate the remote key functions.
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