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Old 03-02-2019, 02:47 AM
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No. You weren’t shafted. Your battery did need to be coded.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:58 AM
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But to charge $210 just to do so?? I would still say they were shafted...
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:26 AM
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But to charge $210 just to do so?? I would still say they were shafted...
He could have spent $199 on a new VCDS cable and been able to do it himself.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:51 AM
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Or $70 on OBDeleven, which is the direction I went....
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:49 AM
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Don't feel bad. I just paid $410 for a key fob.
thatís expensive, I think I paid $240 plus $85 for coding. Of course, I found the missing key the next day.
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Old 03-03-2019, 11:10 AM
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I was told I needed new pads and rotors. Had them done at an indy shop 15000 miles earlier so the dealership had no knowledge of that.

Told them I'd wait for the pad wear indicator light to come on as it was coming off lease shortly.

They told me it could come on any time...5k miles later..no light, returned off lease...saved a few K.

OT...have only one key fob.Is a new one a dealer only product?
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by SWelsch View Post
I was told I needed new pads and rotors. Had them done at an indy shop 15000 miles earlier so the dealership had no knowledge of that.

Told them I'd wait for the pad wear indicator light to come on as it was coming off lease shortly.

They told me it could come on any time...5k miles later..no light, returned off lease...saved a few K.

OT...have only one key fob.Is a new one a dealer only product?
I was told the same thing from the dealership where my car is serviced - needed new rear pads and rotors, light could come on at any minute, and here's a quote for $1500. I drove it for another 5,000 miles, the light never came on, and I had them done at an indy shop for like $800 (with the shop ordering the parts from another Audi dealer).
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Originally Posted by dwboston View Post
I was told the same thing from the dealership where my car is serviced - needed new rear pads and rotors, light could come on at any minute, and here's a quote for $1500. I drove it for another 5,000 miles, the light never came on, and I had them done at an indy shop for like $800 (with the shop ordering the parts from another Audi dealer).
At my 25k service I asked to have brakes checked as there was a faint shudder when stomping on them. They recommended full rotors/pads replaced for $2600. I declined. I wanted second opinion from another dealer, who said they'd do it for $2100 but offered to check them first. Dealer #2 said brakes are fine, just a little corrosion but nothing to worry about. Well, this coming week I'm going to Dealer #2 for my 35k service, and the brakes still seem fine to me. That is Ten Thousand Miles...and still going. What a (potential) ripoff.

I literally drive right by Dealer #1 on my way to Dealer #2. Shall I flip them the bird as I motor by? Dealer #1 = Sewickley Audi......Dealer #2 = Audi Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:37 PM
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Unless they're using solid Platinum rotors I'd skip both of them. Find an independent shop and treat yourself and your significant other to a lovely dinner with the savings.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Twglasgow View Post

thatís expensive, I think I paid $240 plus $85 for coding. Of course, I found the missing key the next day.
Did you get a used key fob for $240 and Audi programmed it for $85? It is on my to do list for over a year now Thanks!
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