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?

Asked by Cherrie Sep 16, 2013 at 08:07 AM about the 2008 Audi TT 2.0T Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

17 Answers

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~

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thanks H25...I owe it ALL to you~!

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http://audittmk1.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-open-your-trunkhatch-with- dead.html

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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~

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http://audittmk1.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-open-your-trunkhatch-with-%20dead.html ....a little different in the link, that one opened

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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.

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wow...I'm BLOWN away!~

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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~

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Thank you so much was pulling my hair out trying to find emergency boot release. Mine is behind driver seat in locked compartment

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2004 TT Roadster V6 - of course the battery is in the boot because it won't fit under the bonnet, unlike the 2 litre versions. Had the same problem. Cup holders removed, just showed the handbrake cable adjusters. Tried passenger seat (no lock), found the first aid kit and the 6 CD changer. Tried the locked compartment behind drivers seat (RH drive) - bingo! Thanks guys - got there in the end, now on charge!

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p.s. It's also on page 50 of the owners manual . . . .

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there are trickle charge posts under the hood on driver side to jump start the vehicle if this helps.

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