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Lost my car keys "what are my options" - 1996 Audi A4

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I had the same problem with my 1994 cabrio, and the dealer couldnt make a key using the VIN, he mentioned something about 1996 and older they were unable to cut with out a duplicate. He suggested having a locksmith remove the ignition cylinder to make a key, or ordering a whole new ignition and key from Audi. Both solutions are quite expensive. so if you have a 1996 or older get a few copies made, the blanks are only $14 you will thank me later.

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You should be able to contact the dealer and give them your VIN with proof that you own the car and they should be able to make a key from the VIN. Other way is to contact a locksmith and have them come to your house and make a key for you onsite. Not cheap but quite effective.

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