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Audi A6 anti theft, car won't start

I had my car checked out by a mechanic because it wouldn't start one day and then it just started randomly again after about 5 minutes. I took it in and they said it had to do with my Anti Theft system but that I would have to take it to an Audi Mechanic to have it done as they are not an Audi dealer. Well today I can't get my car to start. It's the same problem. All the lights come on everything is just like normal and because I just had a bunch of work done on my car before winter it has had a complete inpection. I know this is the problem however I am trying to find a way to just get it started so I can even get it to the mechanic. Is there a way to turn this device off or get my car to start for now to bypass the system?

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The biggest problem with intermittent problems is getting them to occur.It seems that your trouble is sticking around,and maybe you need to just give in and have it flat-bedded to an Audi shop(hopefully the ride on the truck will be gentle enough that the trouble won't clear itself).

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