The following is an alphabetical list of automobiles using high security laser cut keys made by Audi. High Security Laser cut keys are also known as Sidewinder keys. A good number of Audi’s utilize a High Security Laser Cut key. High Security Laser cut keys are also known as Sidewinder keys due to the snakelike groove cut into the key. High security keys are made of a thicker metal than a normal key and will have the groove cut into both sides of the key by a machine known as a laser cutter. Some high security laser cut keys will also require programming. We have labeled those vehicles that require programming as High Security/Transponder.
Audi’s Official Website contains many how to videos helping consumers learn more about the various features offered for their vehicle and how to customize these features. Click the Audi official website link to be taken to their site.
Some models of Audis take a dealer FOB. You can usually obtain these FOBs from a reputable automotive locksmith or the dealership.
The make, model and year are listed along with the type of key required and whether or not the key also needs to be programmed for each model and year. Some model years may overlap and a manufacturer may use either combination in the same year. In cases where they overlap, we suggest you call the dealer or local automotive locksmith with your VIN number to find out which system your particular vehicle uses. Some high security laser cut keys also contain a transponder chip and require programming. We have listed this type key as High Security/Transponder. You will see High Security for all other keys not requiring programming.
Some keys requiring programming are considered Mfg Restricted Codes and can only be programmed by the dealer.
*Consumer warning* Programming Audi’s is a risk as there is no sure way to know whether or not “reading” the pin code will work. The dealers cant help the locksmith and the manufacturer don’t want to.
Model Year Key
|A4, Avant, Cabriolet||2002-2007||High Security/Transponder|
|A4 & S4||2006-2015||High Security/Transponder|
|A4, S4, TT, Allroad Quattro||1995-2005||High Security|
|A6,S6,Allroad Quattro||2006-2015||High Security/Transponder|
|Allroad Quattro||1999-2005||High Security/Transponder|
|Q5, Q7 3.6, 4.2||2007-2015||High Security/Transponder|
|R6, S4, Avant||2004-2007||High Security/Dealer only|
|S4, Avant, Cabriolet||2006-2007||High Security|
|RS4 Sedan||2006-2008||Dealer Only|
|RS6 S4,Avant||2004-2007||Dealer Only|
|S4- Avant,Cabriolet,Sedan||2006-2007||High Security|
|TT Coupe, Roadster||2000-2015||High Security/Transponder|
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