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Old 09-07-2008, 07:10 AM
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<ul><li><a href="https://forums.audiworld.com/a8/msgs/166622.phtml">https://forums.audiworld.com/a8/msgs/166622.phtml</a</li></ul>
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:22 AM
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Getting keys for the A8 is pretty easy. I bought a couple used transponders off of ebay for $8 each. Then bought 2 key blanks for $10. Then had the local locksmith cut the keys. Marrying them to the car is easy, you can do it youslef in a few minutes.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:30 AM
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Is this a '00+ car? How did you program the transponder yourself?
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:56 AM
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Huh. That's never happened before. Odd...
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Re:It's an 02 S8
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Thanks, BLT. Ours says LBZX/LBZX, which doesn't appear in that list???????
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:59 PM
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Local keysmith cut the "inside cut" keys?
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:03 PM
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Default Willl do only and only if they are new, and unprogrammed.

If you take that route to save a couple of $$ then you will have to find a locksmith that can cut it ( not all locksmiths can do that) and then take it to the dealer for "marrying" it to the car. The good thing is that all other keys that were previously married to your car will get a "divorce" from your car and they will not work. Only the ones you have present with you at the "ceremony" will work.
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Re:So if I get another key later, all three have to be reprogrammed?
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:35 PM
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Default That is not a paint code....

....I am not sure what that code is for, but a paint code has this format:

L-Letter-Number-Letter

Just like highlighted code here:

<img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/139731/audi_paint_codes.jpg">
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