RE-MANUFACTURED Audi Access Start Authorization J518 Module / Steering Lock, integrating the immobilizer system brain and steering wheel lock
mechanism. The module is a part of vehicle's steering column. Module
failure is a common a issue in Audi 2005-2011 A6/S6 and 2007-2015 Q7 model
vehicles. Failure often results is no response from key in the ignition, or proximity access (Start button).
The Access Start Authorization Module (along with the Electronic
Ignition Switch) is responsible for key/transponder recognition,
unlocking/locking of steering wheel and powering up all modules in the
vehicle. If there is an issue with any of the lock module components
(actuator motor, sensing micro switches, relay) or the integrated
Immobilizer system Microprocessor/PCB, the module will not provide power to Terminal 15 (ignition on). By dealer standard, the module itself
isn't a serviceable item and can't be purchased separately, which means that the dealer will want to
replace the entire steering column along with the Access Start Authorization Module. The dealer MSRP to replace the steering column along with the Access Start Authorization module is
roughly $1500-1700 for parts (depending on manual or electric height adj) and ~$500 labor, including the need for
Immobilizer coding with Audi Germany online master server access.
This is a REFURBISHED / REBUILT Access Start Authorization J518 Steering Lock module. Software in the module has been flashed to NEW / VIRGIN identity and updated to the latest Firmware. Only OEM and improved OEM components were used in the rebuild process. All commonly failing components have been replaced. Module has been fully bench tested in our lab.
Virgin identity means that the module will need additional coding upon installation. Coding can be carried out by special coding tools (unfortunately not possible by Ross-Tech VCDS), or dealer via Audi master server online access (GeKo).
Price includes a $100 core charge that will be refunded once your existing rebuild-able core is returned.
2005-2011 Audi C6 A6/S6
2007-2015 Audi Q7
Limited Lifetime Warranty.