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Folks, we only picked up our 66 plate Q5 around 2 weeks ago. The dealers only had the 1 key and promised to supply another. They are sending it on after the weekend however I think it will need programmed to the car. Is this an Audi only thing or can it be done other places. what’s the typical cost to program the key. I’m in Central Scotland so any recommendations welcome. Cheers.
 

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Hi markyboy 1967. I googled car key programming in different areas of Central Scotland and a few came up in the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling areas. Might be worth giving the one in your area a call to see if they can do your model before you receive the key. That way if Audi gives you a price then you may haggle with them. I thought they would have offered to program your key as a goodwill gesture. Best of luck.
 

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Thanks for the reply, yeah the garage said they would pay for the key and programming but if it’s not much I will likely pay for it myself. After being on here I checked and got 1 reply quoting £90 to program it from a car locksmith so will see what Audi want. Cheers.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I already have the new key which the dealer has now supplied so it just needs coded to the car. I have a quote of £90 from a car locksmith to come to us and code the key.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I already have the new key which the dealer has now supplied so it just needs coded to the car. I have a quote of £90 from a car locksmith to come to us and code the key.
Any competent garage should have the equipment and be able to do that for you. £90 call out seems a reasonable price to pay for a call out - i.e. to come to your home address..
 

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Surely the dealer who supplied you with the new key should code it to your car free of charge.
 

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The dealer are a sports car specialist dealer and not an Audi dealer, mostly Aston Martin, Porsche etc etc. They did say they would pay for it to be done but it's not really worth it if it's only £90 or less.
 

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Aah...I see, then it’s best to get it coded at an Audi dealer.
 

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My A4 only came with one key, the dealer recoded the car, existing key and new key. It's a long shot that the missing key could fall into the wrong hands but by recoding the car it's rendered pretty much useless anyway.
 

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You should have three "keys". two remote fobs and one emergency key that fits in the dummy fob in your glovebox. you can check how many keys are programmed to the car through the MMI. probably a bit OCD but it's worth getting any keys that you don't have in your possession removed from the system
 

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I need a new key but am confused about where to get it, I think locksmith would get me at cheap.
From your local Audi dealer. It needs to be coded to your car for the alarm and to start the car.
 
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