Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?


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    Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Hi,
    New to the forum. UK based. Just purchased a facelift 2013 V10. In addition to 2 keyfobs I also have two small black remotes, labelled R8 and would appear to be Audi. They have a single pushbutton and a small red LED flashes behind the button. They do not operate central locking. Can anyone tell me what they are for?? I dont think I have a tracker, nor any sports exhaust.
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    They are the tracker fobs.

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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Thanks for the fast reply. Forgive my ignorance but how do i use them?? Do they "enable" and "disable" an installed tracker? If so, how would I know when enabled/disabled? Should i expect to see/hear any response from something in the car when the button on remote is operated?
    Sorry for my ignorance. Never used a tracker before.

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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    I didn’t know Audi did trackers with R8’s! Learn something new every day.

    I thought they were fobs for opening garage doors!
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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    So I guess the car has CobraTrak5. The fobs match those on the CobraTrak5 webpages. Presumably you keep the fobs in your pocket and the car senses their presence each time you drive? And if its driven without sensing the fob present, it triggers an alert? I guess i have to subscribe to make it operational, since i have been driving around for two weeks now with the fobs left back at home! ..and I havent yet been immobilised!!
    But at more than £200/yr subscription it seems a bit expensive.

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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eloclegin View Post
    But at more than £200/yr subscription it seems a bit expensive.
    Check with your insurance company, there might be a discount with this tracker fitted that might offset the cost of the subscription.
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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eloclegin View Post
    So I guess the car has CobraTrak5. The fobs match those on the CobraTrak5 webpages. Presumably you keep the fobs in your pocket and the car senses their presence each time you drive? And if its driven without sensing the fob present, it triggers an alert? I guess i have to subscribe to make it operational, since i have been driving around for two weeks now with the fobs left back at home! ..and I havent yet been immobilised!!
    But at more than £200/yr subscription it seems a bit expensive.
    That’s how Trackers generally work but check with the manual.

    Also might be worth asking the previous owner if they know the current situation.

    Some insurance companies demand trackers, others like Admiral don’t. Personally I’ve never bothered but all depends on your personal situation.
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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eloclegin View Post
    So I guess the car has CobraTrak5. The fobs match those on the CobraTrak5 webpages. Presumably you keep the fobs in your pocket and the car senses their presence each time you drive? And if its driven without sensing the fob present, it triggers an alert? I guess i have to subscribe to make it operational, since i have been driving around for two weeks now with the fobs left back at home! ..and I havent yet been immobilised!!
    But at more than £200/yr subscription it seems a bit expensive.
    Ive got a cobratrak 5 on mine but no fobs? I guess they must have been lost at some point. I haven't bothered re-activating it because as i understand it, in the event it were to be stolen you can just pay the years subscription and activate it their and then. Saves paying unnecessarily.

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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Quote Originally Posted by pompeyreece View Post
    I didn’t know Audi did trackers with R8’s! Learn something new every day.

    I thought they were fobs for opening garage doors!
    One of the options for the R8 is Homelink which is programmable to open remote garage doors. Have it on mine.
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    Re: Anyone recognise these R8 accessories?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trev450 View Post
    One of the options for the R8 is Homelink which is programmable to open remote garage doors. Have it on mine.
    Yeah, don’t have it on mine but further reading suggests fobs aren’t part of the system? That correct Trev?
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