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There is reference to an emergency key in the manual, but I only got 2 keys in total with my Q5. The emergency key is suppose to fit into the holder which is situated in the glove box. Am I missing something, apart from maybe an emergency key ?


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I got two normal keys. I also got the emergency key. It is all black plastic two parts. One part is the plastic casing. Second part is the plastic blade. You put the casing in the glove box holder. You keep the plastic blade in your wallet for example. Very small & light. You open the door with the blade and then put the blade inside the casing and then you start the car. Hope it makes sense.
 
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Here's a picture showing the two 'normal' keys (A) plus the small plastic emergency key blade (
that fits into the holder which is stored in the glove box:
 

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JW_Q5 said:
Here's a picture showing the two 'normal' keys (A) plus the small plastic emergency key blade (
which fits into the holder which is stored in the glove box:
Thanks for the info. I have not seen an emergency key in my 'kit'. Was it with the normal keys or hidden in the glove box?

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Hi,

My Emergency key was inside the key holder in the glove box.... but no one ever told me about it.
I initially thought i'd not been given one, but after a bit of hunting and manual reading, i eventually found it.

Seems a bit..... err..... "cheap and crappy", but if it works in an emergency.....


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Is this the same if you have ordered the "advanced" key option?

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I presume from "advanced", you mean the "comfort key".

With the comfort key you get three keys. in theTwo with all the electronics m These also include a metal manual key. The third is all plastic and must be placed in the glove box holder for emergency use.
 

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Mike,

Thank you so much. I have now found the key, like yours, in the holder. One less item to have to have to think about. I like to know that it's all there!


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ermmm...am I being thick

are we saying that there is a secret emergency key that will work the car in full that many owners haven't spotted and leave in a theif-friendly spot in the glove box???
 
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by Hooplescat on Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:12 pm
ermmm...am I being thick
are we saying that there is a secret emergency key that will work the car in full that many owners haven't spotted and leave in a theif-friendly spot in the glove box???
The idea is that the (inactive) key holder which is the same external dimensions as the ?normal? keys is stored in the special holster in the glove box.

The plastic blade emergency key is necessary to ?activate? the holder.

As such it should NOT be stored in the holder or anywhere within the vehicle. Because the key blade is so small it can be easily stored in a wallet / purse.

The sequence for using the emergency key is:
1). Unlock the doors using the blade key
2.) Once in the vehicle clip the blade key into the holder (retrieved from the glove box).
3.) Use the combined key assembly in the normal slot to start the vehicle.
View attachment 278
I understand that steps 2 & 3 need to be done fairly quickly to avoid the vehicle alarm activating.

I hope this helps
 

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clever idea from audi, I like it...but I bet there are loads of audis still parked up with both parts in the glove box...

I should have saved myself 35k and just got one with a brick. It would have taken ages to find one with the right spec though.

 
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