WHERE IS THE BATTERY LOCATED

Asked by Feb 14, 2007 at 08:25 PM about the 2001 Audi A8 quattro AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Hello DREW-- The battery in the Audi A8 is located in the trunk on the passenger side. That design is meant to protect you from battery acid burns in the event of a front end collision. It happened to me in 1973 in a minor collision (my fault.) I hit the other guy at such an angle that my battery exploded and covered my legs with the battery acid. It ruined a perfectly good pair of double-knit bell bottoms. Good luck from Bovan.

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Trunk, passenger's side. And it is there as there is no room under the V8's hood for it, NOT because it may explode...GEEZ!

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...also because it's a double-size battery it is placed in the rear for better weight distribution.

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How do you disconnect the battery in a 2008 audi a8L 4.2 it seems there is some type of wire going to the tail light

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