Audi key fob remote programing instructions

Instructions on how to program Audi key fob remote

If you have an Audi flip key fob you can perform the programming yourself. You need to be careful when you perform this procedure because by programming a new key you may erase the other keys that are stored in the memory. Follow the following steps on how to program a new Audi key and retain all of the keys programmed. 

The following procedure will program the key fob to unlock/lock the Audi. The immobilizer chip must be programmed at Audi dealer. Your other option is to have your locksmith cut and program the new key so that it starts the car and then perform this procedure to synchronize the remote. 


Steps to program the key fob on an Audi.


  1. Start by rolling down one of the windows.
  2. Use a spare key to turn the ignition "on" position. All the dashboard lights come on, don't start the car. 
  3. Get out of the car and close all the doors.
  4. With a second key, lock the doors using the metal key. Important: DO NOT USE REMOTE
  5. Use the remote that you need to be programmed to unlock the doors. Only press the unlock button once. Hint: Your lights should flash once at this point. 
  6. Wait 10 seconds and press the unlock button again. This time, the doors will unlock. Your Audi key is programmed.
  7. If you need to program other keys, lock the Audi door manually. Use the metal key, not the keyfob to lock the doors. 
  8. Press the unlock button twice within one second, the lights will flash twice. 
  9. Wait 10 seconds and press the unlock button again. Your Audi doors should open and your second key is programmed.
  10. Once you program all the keys, remove the key from the ignition to exit program mode and test the keyfobs. 

Hint: If you have a third key repeat steps 7 through 9. At step 8 make sure to press the unlock button three times if you are programming a third key fob. 


  1. Press the unlock button on your key fob and hold it. 
  2. While you hold the unlock button pressed, insert the key into ignition position II. 
  3. Continue to hold the unlock button pressed for three seconds and then remove. Your keyfob should be programed now. 


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David Mulholland made a comment.
1 month 2 weeks ago

I tried this also and it didn't work.. My Fob Key just stopped working after my battery had gone dead on my Audi A4.. This had never happened before and even Audi said that they would need to look at it but far too costly. BTW I only have the one key

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Lisa made a comment.
1 month 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the steps. I found the steps to work perfectly in reprograming the car fob after a battery change for my 2008 Audi A4.

Much appreciated.

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Jack7 made a comment.
1 month ago

Thanks for the info. I really hope this works because I have two Audi's being delivered in a few days and some cheap keys from China too but I am too broke to have them programmed professionally at the moment because I bought them in cash. I guess I will have to get them cut though... All I have is valet keys at the moment.

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Pete Mallett made a comment.
3 weeks 2 days ago

For my Audi 2003 S3, these instructions allowed my second fob to operate the central locking and disabled the alarm but not the immobilizer.

I can unlock it but not start it.


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