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Audi auto boot opening system

MSJ Jun 27, 2010

  1. MSJ

    MSJ New Member

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    Rights guys I have had my A4 for a few years and the other day I thought should the boot spring up when I unlock the boot using the remote? I have never thought of this before now.

    Comments welcome on if this should or should not do this?

    For info mine is a 2.0 TDI sline 2006
     
  2. daviemac11

    daviemac11 New Member

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    Hi,
    i don't believe the boot is meant to actually fully open when you press the 'open boot' button. It certainly hasn't on my 2 previous A4's.
    All the button does is disengage the lock mechanism so as the boot can be lifted open.
    Hope this answers your question,
    Cheers,
    Davie.
     
  3. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    It was an option as new, however, people have tried to retrofit it and as far as I know, noone has been successful. Think there was a thread on another forum.
     
  4. CSK423

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    I've got it on mine, £30 option iirc

    Never looked into how it actually works but at that price I can only imagine it's a "big spring" ?????
     
  5. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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  6. Dazmo

    Dazmo Active Member

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    Damnit another mod i have now discovered and need to do!!

    So new pistons and brackets needed then!, shame no one did a guide with parts and prices on those forums!
     
  7. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    CSK: Any chance you can post pictures of the pistons each side of the boot and also the latch? Can you see any visible part numbers on pistons/latch so I can match against mine?
     
  8. ashhed84

    ashhed84 New Member

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    I have managed to retro fit the auto boot lid opening for my audi a4 b7 06 plate if you want to no how can tell you let me no

    ta Ash







     
  9. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Put a write up on this post Ash, or even start a new thread in the DIY guides section. Would definately be interested in this upgrade...
     
  10. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Ta da, here we go
    Hinges:- 8E5 827 302 D - Right £24.89
    8E5 827 301 D - Left £24.89
    Springs:- 4F5 827 665 A x2 £27.13
    Gas struts:- 8E5 827 552 K x2 £50.41

    As you can see price for parts is £127.32! Plus paint to spray the hinges!!
    A very expensive retro fit for a £30 optional extra,
    I looked into this and its a retrofit i really wanted to do but couldnt justify paying that much for it.
     
  11. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    Really badly want this mod! Just be so cool to walk up to the car while the boots opening LOL :rock:
     
  12. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    I also looked into it on my old car, to expensive to retro fit. Lucky my new car has it, very useful :)
     
  13. davsa4

    davsa4 Member

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    mine has it 56 plate 170tdi s line (stated on sales receipt as auto boot lid) our kid has a 56 plate 170tdi s line and his hasn't got it .looked at the boot hinges ect side by side and there is no physical difference in the mechanisms must be internals on the struts ect .
     
  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Probably got some wound spring in hinges, does it make it a little harder to close aswell?
     
  15. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you need to shut it harder otherwise it springs back up...
     
  16. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Understandable, only way you can do without is by electrics, like the Q7 etc.
     
  17. Richardesty

    Richardesty loves quattro

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    Yeah my car has this as 'standard'......the best bit is using it when people are walking by your car :)
     
  18. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    Wasn't aware this was an option.. Glad mines got it :)
     

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