[200q20v] Duplicate Keys??

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 29 23:19:00 EST 2001

At 02:39 PM 1/29/01 -0500, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>I had several keys made for my 200q20v when I bought it.  Just took the 
>key  the PO supplied to my favorite locksmith (the guys who REPAIR locks, 
>not someone in a hardware that can grind a key sort-of) and he filled my 
>requirements.  Same for the V8 we bought recently for my wife.  A good 
>locksmith will have Audi keyblanks (they won't say Audi, but the part that 
>goes in the lock will match the Audi format).  The place I go has both the 
>bare metal and the plastic-covered handle types and will order the kind 
>with a light if desired.
>At 01:02 PM 01/29/2001 -0500, Hemberger, Chris wrote:
>>Anybody know if duplicate keys can be made via the VIN?  My local dealer
>>tells me they cannot which just doesn't seem correct.  I am the new owner of
>>a 200 20v and was only given one key!  Thanks for any advise.

The locksmith part is key (sorry--I couldn't resist :)  If you really want 
the Audi keyblank, go to the dealer--they'll sell it to you, but most won't 
be able to cut it for you.  Warning--most VW/Audi OEM blanks are 
steel--call around and ask the locksmith if they'll cut a steel key for 
you--many won't, or will charge extra for the extra wear on their cutting 

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