Need a backup Key, but the price is $700!

Aaron B

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Hello TDI Forum. I bought a 2014 Audi Q5 TDI, and it only came with one key. I need a backup key, but dealer wants around $700. Any suggestions for a cheaper alternative?
 

DivineChaos

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You can buy a blank key for $100 off fleabay and have a locksmith program for another $100. There is a code on the side of your fob. Search for that. But make sure it has a virgin chip.
 

joep1234

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Check with another Audi deaership. My wife's car came with only 1 key. I went to the local Audi dealership and ordered a key from the VIN number for $350.00. It was another $140 to get it programed to the car because of the push button start. You may even be able to order the key online from one of the Audi discount dealerships and have it programed by a local German mechanic.
 

jetta 97

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Hello TDI Forum. I bought a 2014 Audi Q5 TDI, and it only came with one key. I need a backup key, but dealer wants around $700. Any suggestions for a cheaper alternative?
They asking to much , Fair price would be around at max $550 . the key it self is around $300-$375 depend is it keyless or not . Programing should not be more then $150-$175.
 

RexNICO

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They asking to much , Fair price would be around at max $550 . the key it self is around $300-$375 depend is it keyless or not . Programing should not be more then $150-$175.
This is what I've found in my research across multiple forums over the last few months. I'm trying to get 1 ordered/received before I take it in for a leaking AdBlue tank in hopes they'll be generous and program it for a little less than the full rate ... gotta be hopeful.
 

jetta 97

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What's the code on the side of your key?
I did not say that , that was other member,
The code was for older cars and it was given on key tag till 2002 for mecanical key. Audi Q7 has High Tag key and even if you have that it will not help you much . This car is Keyless system and it is way different than old cars.
 

DivineChaos

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My car is keyless. Still has the blade for the door if the battery is dead. On the fob there should be a code. That is just the fob type.
 

miningman

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ah , the joys of capitalism !! Charge as much as the market will bear, if you dont like my price , go park your white elephant somewhere other than outside my front door.
 

Aaron B

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You can buy a blank key for $100 off fleabay and have a locksmith program for another $100. There is a code on the side of your fob. Search for that. But make sure it has a virgin chip.
I think the code on the fob is IYZFBSB802. This number aligns what the key resellers on Ebay and Amazon say is for 2014 Q5. A couple months ago I bought such a fob on Amazon, (i think $40 I paid) then took it to local Audi dealer for programming. They said $140 to program, and no guarantee we can program it, and I am liable for the $140 regardless. .. so their reprogram efforts failed. i returned the fob to Amazon. Turns out there are very few people that have the equipment and Authorization codes to reprogram an Audi key.... they really have their key business "locked up" from competitors. But I will keep pushing for a workaround....
 

Aaron B

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ah , the joys of capitalism !! Charge as much as the market will bear, if you dont like my price , go park your white elephant somewhere other than outside my front door.
ah , the joys of capitalism !! Charge as much as the market will bear, if you dont like my price , go park your white elephant somewhere other than outside my front door.
Yes! Well stated. I am curious how this $700 key price fits in with their "Truth in Engineering" slogan.
 

Aaron B

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This is what I've found in my research across multiple forums over the last few months. I'm trying to get 1 ordered/received before I take it in for a leaking AdBlue tank in hopes they'll be generous and program it for a little less than the full rate ... gotta be hopeful.
Let me know how it goes at the dealer.
 

DivineChaos

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Well there's two series of keys with that chip in it the comfort access one and the non-comfort access. There will be another series of numbers on your key that will tell you. Just look at two different numbers in those listings.
 
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