Audi 5000 Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Audi 5000 Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

 

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In this article:

Audi 5000 replacement keys – Iintroduction

Have you lost your Audi 5000 car keys? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Audi 5000 keys replacement by year – find what of key you had: a regular, transponder chip or remote key fob

Key replacement - Audi - Different years

Key replacement – Audi – Different years

Audi 5000 key replacement options near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

What is the cost of getting a replacement Audi 5000 key?

Audi 5000 key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program your key & more

Keyless entry information Audi 5000

Automotive locksmith coding a new Audi key fob on-site

Automotive locksmith coding a new Audi key fob on-site

Can I use my insurance coverage to pay for my Audi 5000 key replacement? – Useful information that can help you save money!

 

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Introduction:

High security car key - Blank - Audi

High security car key – Blank – Audi

Audi 5000 model was introduced in 1978. This model has three types of keys.

Non-transponder keys: 1978 to 1988.

 

Important:

Most Audi, as well as other high-end vehicles made in the US and abroad after 2015 are equipped with high-security key features, which only some locksmiths can cut and program as most automotive locksmiths don’t carry the necessary equipment to make a replacement key and/or program the key. Therefore, before calling for service, make sure you provide the VIN so the locksmiths can check if they can cut you a replacement key.

In addition, some key blanks may not be available here for certain years. If this is the case, most chances are the dealer is your only option, as there are no aftermarket keys and/or no available coding machine for locksmiths to cut and program this key.

Cutting machine for high-security Audi car keys

Cutting machine for high-security Audi car keys

We will keep updating the keys for high-security models as they come available in the market but as always, we highly recommend you double-check the information before making a decision.

 

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Audi key replacement by year:

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988: (X9/73VB)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Audi 5000 non-transponder key replacement (X9/73VB)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Audi 5000 non-transponder key replacement (X9/73VB)

 

1985, 1986, 1987, 1988: (X139/V35)

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (X88/PA8)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Audi 5000 non-transponder key replacement (X88/PA8)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Audi 5000 non-transponder key replacement (X88/PA8)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

I lost my Audi 5000 car key, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Audi 5000 car key replacement cars. Depends on the year & model of your car, some locksmiths may be able to help you.
  2. Second, have your car towed to an official dealer. This might be your best option, especially for newer models made after 2018.
  3. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you. There might be limited availability of keys for this model but it’s worth trying.
"Blank" uncut Audi car keys

“Blank” uncut Audi car keys

Click here to see this model types of keys or choose by year to get more accurate information and options.

For a more detailed explanation including tips on how to SAVE TIME AND MONEY please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key

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What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for the service?

Audi 5000 key replacement service near your location - Tips

Audi 5000 key replacement service near your location – Tips

First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g. 1988 Audi 5000.

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror. (Click here for more information). That would help the locksmith or dealer verifying the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had.

In addition, ask if you can come and pick up the key or the car has to be present. With older models, codes may not be available and therefore on-site service will be required to make a new key.

Alternatively, you can tow the car to the locksmith shop but that would be more expensive.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. The title, ID, insurance card, etc.

 

Not ready to call for service just yet?

Take a look at this blog post on how to find your lost Audi 5000 keys.

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Q: Audi 5000 key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace an Audi 5000 key without the original? What is the average price?

Audi 5000 key replacement cost - Depends on a few factors

Audi 5000 key replacement cost – Depends on a few factors

A: In short, to replace an Audi 5000 key usually cost between $150-$200. It depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not

 

The answer below is a short explanation. For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement cost

All Audi key fobs and transponder keys must be coded with a special machine

All Audi key fobs and transponder keys must be coded with a special machine

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better security features the key had and therefore you can expect to pay more than $450 for a replacement key. Click here to see this model type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.

In addition, it depends on where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online.

 

Important:

Because most locksmiths don’t carry the necessary equipment and keys to make Audi keys, the dealer might be your only option and they charge accordingly. In addition, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the total price is even higher.

A locksmith must connect a special machine to the car to code Audi keys and key fobs

A locksmith must connect a special machine to the car to code Audi keys and key fobs

Furthermore, consider that if you are looking to have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up as well.

Finally, in case your ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.

For more general information about car keys replacement cost and tips to save money please click here.

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Audi 5000 keyless entry information:

There is no available keyless entry for this model.

 

Audi 5000 key programming – Which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tool & more

Coding machine for Audi car keys

Coding machine for Audi car keys

Audi has different types of keys. Some require programming and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed with a special programming tool that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple we divided all Audi keys into 2 categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys)
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer (Transponder or remote keys)

 

No Programming needed:

Audi 5000 non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

X139/V35, X9/73VB, X88/PA8.

 

Audi 5000 keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys, or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them, and programming is needed. In addition, a special machine is needed to program them and therefore an automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you.

None – All Audi 5000 keys do not need to be coded/programmed.

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