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Old 05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
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i had 2 original remote keys for 2002 audi a8 d2.
both worked great, but i decided to replace the shell of one of them.
i was able to remove the electronic board and the transponder and put them inside the new shell.
but it doesn't work. i can't figure out how to program it again.
any tips?
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Which part doesn't work? Unlocking the doors/trunk or starting the car?

Did you migrate the little RF chip (tiny crack vial) to the new remote shell?
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Originally Posted by shinigami View Post
i had 2 original remote keys for 2002 audi a8 d2.
both worked great, but i decided to replace the shell of one of them.
i was able to remove the electronic board and the transponder and put them inside the new shell.
but it doesn't work. i can't figure out how to program it again.
any tips?
Does the car start?
Are you needing to program the remote buttons to lock/unlock?
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Which part doesn't work? Unlocking the doors/trunk or starting the car?

Did you migrate the little RF chip (tiny crack vial) to the new remote shell?
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Does the car start?
Are you needing to program the remote buttons to lock/unlock?
yes, the RF chip is called the transponder and i have taken that out and placed it in the new shell.
the car does start with the new key and the transponder, but the unlock/lock/trunk doesnt work.

before i relocated the transponder, when i place the batteries in, the car sounds the alarm, so something is working.

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Unlock the driver's door with the key and then press a button on the remote. That should allow the remote lock/unlock to work again. If not, check the remote battery.
Your issue kinda sounds like there is a button stuck down on the remote and that can cause the panic to sound and will drain the battery.
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Originally Posted by jfrahm View Post
Unlock the driver's door with the key and then press a button on the remote. That should allow the remote lock/unlock to work again. If not, check the remote battery.
Your issue kinda sounds like there is a button stuck down on the remote and that can cause the panic to sound and will drain the battery.
i switched the two remote's battery with each others and the old remote still works fine.
the new one is not responsive at all. i did what you told me about unlocking and pressing a button.
i think i may have ruined the board when i was taking it out of its old shell. i had a hard time removing the 2 circular gold colored screws that were holding the board down.
is there a way i can fix such things?
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