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I just replaced the battery in my 2003 audi a4 quattro. Now when I turn on the car the light for the ESP system wont turn off. In the owners manual it tells me that I have to reset the engine management system but there are no instructions on how to do that. Also the keyless entry feature is no longer functioning. I tried to reprogram using the directions in the owners manual but it didn't work. I'm out of ideas please help!

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Try taking the car to an Audi dealer to reprogram the key.In some cases,depending on the country it was imported from ,it may take several attempts at programming to get it right.Your Audi dealer should do this at no charge.As for removing the battery,always clamp an alternate 12v source to the car cables so the vehicle does not lose a 12v source when changing batteries.These are complicated cars.You need to recode some systems after total loss of 12v.Once again the dealers will help.
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