the battery died. I cant open the trunk to get to the battery so I can charge it. How do I gain access to the trunk to service the battery?
If you can get a trickle charger onto the headlight circuit (by partially unplugging one of the side lights or headlight)....you can put the charger on it there with the headlights turned on~...and wait a few hours until the remote trunk release works....then you can clean up/replace the battery~
thanks H25...I owe it ALL to you~!
still is coming up as a non-existent link....404...but if I search "how-to-open- your-trunklatch-with-dead" comes up on google----this whole business of being non-transferable between here and there leads me to taking a photo and posting that instead of linking....now that the shutter is jammed open after an extensive 16 gigabytes worth of vacation photos the ole' LUMOX probably will be retired~
http://audittmk1.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-open-your-trunkhatch-with-%20dead.html ....a little different in the link, that one opened
How to open your trunk/hatch with a dead battery. As you probably know, your trunk (roadster) or hatch (coupe) is electronically released. I've known for a while that there was a manual release somewhere but I couldn't figure out where. So when the answer came up on Vortex recently, I figured I'd add it to here for everyone's benefit: -In the roadster, the manual release is located in the small compartment behind the passenger seat. -In the coupe, the manual release is located under the cupholders. You must remove the rubber pads on the cupholders and unscrew them to access it.
wow...I'm BLOWN away!~
this shows that electronics are NOT to be trusted and a manual over-ride IS necessary unless you are forcing the owner to play electrical Frankenstein~
I have a 2004 TT Roadster. Behind the passenger seat there is a locked panel. Unlock it with your key and swing open the panel. There is a manual trunk release lever in there.
Oh I see now that David H25 gave the answer above. Seems this is not a well known solution. My Audi dealer had my car for over a week trying to figure how to get the trunk open.
If you can tell me how to get into the trunk to jump my 2007 A8 with battery 100% dead and key stuck... you ARE a genius! This is the only Audi without a way into the trunk or jump points. Have tried tons of things. Will the headlight thing work or cup holder?
I have a 2009 Audi TT roadster with power seats I pulled the battery cable off and the trunk closed how can I open it if everything is powered? Is there a way to manually move the passenger seat to get to the Box to manually open the trunk?help
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