Programming for 96-03 Audi A8

2003 Audi A8 Vehicle Procedures

Program when Key/remote transmitter added or replaced or system malfunction

NOTE: A maximum of 4 keys/remote transmitters can be programmed (one at a time)

  • Memory positions of existing keys/remote transmitters can be identified using diagnostic equipment
  • If diagnostic equipment available
    • Locate vacant memory position for new key/remote transmitter
    • Locate memory position of key/remote transmitter to be replaced
    • Carry out programming procedure for this key/remote transmitter only
  • If diagnostic equipment not available: Obtain and reprogram all key/remote transmittersNOTE: Existing key/remote transmitter memory positions will be overwritten
  • Switch ignition ON. Use key not fitted with remote transmitter
  • Manually lock driver’s door using key
  • Within 5 seconds press UNLOCK button on first key/remote transmitter once (programs memory position 1)
  • Indicator lamps flash once to indicate signal received
  • Wait 5 seconds
  • Press UNLOCK button once to confirm programming
  • Vehicle unlocks. Programming mode deactivated
  • Switch ignition OFF. Remove key
  • To program remaining keys/remote transmitters into memory position 2, 3 and 4. Carry out the complete procedure below for each key/remote transmitter
  • Switch ignition ON. Use key not fitted with remote transmitter
  • Manually lock driver’s door using key
  • Within 5 seconds press UNLOCK button at 1 second intervals, as follows:
    • Twice for memory position 2 (second key/remote transmitter)
    • Three times for memory position 3 (third key/remote transmitter)
    • Four times for memory position 4 (fourth key/remote transmitter)
  • Indicator lamps flash once every time UNLOCK button is pressed, to indicate signal received
  • Wait 5 seconds
  • Press UNLOCK button once to confirm programming
  • Vehicle unlocks. Programming mode deactivated
  • Switch ignition OFF. Remove key
    NOTE: ignition MUST be switched OFF between each key/remote transmitter programming procedure

2000+

There is no onboard programming procedure for Audi A8 2000+. These vehicles requires special equipment be connected to the vehicle to program the keyless remote. Please contact your dealer or automotive locksmith.