2020 Audi A3 Locked Keys In Car

How to unlock a 2020 Audi A3 if you are locked out of the car.

In order to unlock a 2020 Audi A3 when the keys are locked inside the vehicle, a special lockout kit is needed. Do not attempt to unlock the car with coat hanger wires, knives, screwdrivers, slim jim tools, tennis balls or plungers, as more than likely the vehicle will suffer damage to its body, or central locking system. The tools needed to unlock a 2020 Audi A3 require special skill, experience, and good knowledge of your vehicle's locking system.

Most of the time, drivers who are locked out of their 2020 Audi A3 call a roadside assistance service to unlock their car. Usually, these services use a combination of tools such as:

  • plastic shim
  • plastic spacers
  • rubberized or plastic air wedge with metallic inserts
  • a variety of lockout reach tools
  • lock-picks

To avoid scratching your 2020 Audi A3 body or breaking the windows when unlocking the car door, all metal long-reach tool tips must be covered by a rubber or plastic tip, or tape. The long-reach tools are any roadside assistance provider's most favourite tool to unlock newer model cars with electronic central locking systems.

2020 Audi A3. Long reach tools needed to access interior door unlocking features

Most of the time, any car lockout technician you call will ask you for proof of ownership, or some additional details, to ensure that the vehicle they are unlocking is yours, or, you have been authorized to use it by the owner.

Very important!

If an unresponsive person, child or pet are inside the vehicle when you are locked-out of the car, call 911 immediately. All car lockout services require at least 20-30 minutes to get to you (unless you are really lucky and there's one just around the corner), but it is more than likely that if anyone is locked in the car and cannot open the car doors  on their own, any service you call will advise you to call 911.

Trunk release switch

2020 Audi A3 locked keys in trunk. Trunk lid release button. Release trunk lid after unlocking the doors.