Ok, i have also posted this on the a4 forum but any help would be appreciated......

I recently bought a 2002 avant and all going well til this weekend.....

I was just driving along and the rear wiper started, couldnt switch it off at all so ended up pulling the fuse. That of course has knocked out the front wipers.

Later that day the illustration on the dash started showing the rear hatch open, i opened and closed it, the light went off for a while, came back on, now cant get it to stay off.

Last night in fear of the little light on the rear door running the battery flat i took out the wires from the back of the lamp.

Two hours later the alarm went off. Now i am locking the car manually so as not to set the alarm.

Any one got any clues as to WTF is going on?