Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Keys

Key set

Opening and closing
Fig. 24 Your vehicle key set

Opening and closing
Fig. 25 Vehicle key: PANIC button

The key set includes two vehicle keys when delivered from the factory.

  1. Vehicle key

You can unlock and lock your vehicle with the vehicle key. To fold the key out, press the release button fig. 24.

If necessary, you can use the vehicle key to:

  • Applies to: vehicles with lockable glove compartment: locking/unlocking the glove compartment.
  • Manually unlock and lock the doors.
  • Unlock the luggage compartment lid using the emergency release.
  1. PANIC button

In an emergency, you can press the PANIC button to trigger a visible and audible vehicle alarm. You can do this ass long as you are near your vehicle (within the range for the remote control key).

  • To trigger the alarm, press the button 2 fig. 25.
  • To turn the alarm off, press the button again.

Lost key/replacing a key

If a vehicle key is lost, contact an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility. Have this vehicle key deactivated. It is important to bring all keys with you. If a key is lost, you should report it to your insurance company.

Applies to: Audi connect vehicle control: If a mobile device with active Audi connect vehicle control (Remote Lock & Unlock) has been lost, it must be deactivated.

Electronic immobilizer

The immobilizer prevents unauthorized use of the vehicle.

In some cases, it may not be possible to establish vehicle drive ready mode if there is also a vehicle key from a different vehicle manufacturer on the key chain.

Data in the vehicle key

When driving, service and maintenance-relevant data is continuously stored in your vehicle key. An authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility can read out this data and tell you about the work your vehicle needs.


Observe the safety precautions.


Protect the key against high temperatures and direct sunlight.

For the sake of the environment

Batteries and electrical/electronic devices must be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.


  • The vehicle key function can be temporarily disrupted by interference from transmitters near the vehicle working in the same frequency range (such as a mobile device or radio equipment). Always check if your vehicle is locked.
  • Applies to MMI: You can view the number of keys programmed to the vehicle by selecting on the home screen: VEHICLE > Settings & Service > Vehicle information.
  • A key tag that contains information about the vehicle key set may be attached to the key set at the factory. The key tag can be used to reorder vehicle keys. Keep the key tag. If you sell the vehicle, give the key tag to the buyer.
  • The system complies with United States FCC regulations and ISED regulations.


     Unlocking and locking the vehicle

    Fig. 26 Door handle: sensor for locking the vehicle Depending on the vehicle equipment, you may have various options for unlocking and locking your vehicle. The settings in the MMI specify which door

     LED and battery in the remote control key

    Fig. 27 Remote control key (rear side): opening the cover LED on the remote control key The LED in the remote control key (front side) indicates the status of the key. If you press a button briefly

     Luggage compartment lid

    General information WARNING Applies to: vehicles with anti-theft alarm system: When the vehicle is locked from the outside, no one, especially children, should remain in the vehicle, because the


     Key user

    Applies to: vehicles with key user management The vehicle owner must be set as the key user to use some of the specific Audi connect vehicle control services that depend on vehicle equipment. The key user automatically has remote access authorization. This remote access authorization is necessary

     Using the Audi phone box

    General information Applies to: vehicles with Audi phone box/Audi phone box light Fig. 123 Front center console: Audi phone box with connections Depending on vehicle equipment, you may be able to use the following functions with the Audi phone box: Make phone calls using the vehicle's exterior a

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