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Please help me find my battery!

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  1. mrmuscle
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    mrmuscle Audi, the next best thing to Bodybuilding

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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    hi guys,
    i have recently bought a lovely audi a3 3.2 v6 quatrro.
    first things first, what a beautiful car!
    now, can someone please help me and tell me where the battery is as ive looked in the boot and under the bonnet but cant seem to find it.
    thanks in advance!
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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    It's in the boot, you have to take the spare wheel out and some of the polysyrene inserts , then it's under a cover.
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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    Are you sure you haven't bought one of the newer fusion powered models?
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    thank you for your wisdom, is much appreciated.


    if i wanted sarcasm i would have asked for it.
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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    Ooo! Get her!
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    I'll have some sarcasm, thanks.
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    Not sure about this but something tells me he's into muscles

    Handle: MrMuscle
    Location: Muscle Beach, Cali
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    Tag: Audi, the next best thing to muscles


    Personally I'm not keen on sea food
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    haha yea guys, its what i do for a living, gotta love what you do!
    am looking forward to making friends on this forum and learning a whole lot more about my car!
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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    send us some pics of the car and your muscles :)
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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    Don't be so evil guys :) On my S3 the battery is located in the second black box from the right:

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    But i think the S3 has had its battery box moved back to improve weight distribution, so the 3.2 Quattro should have its box around the same place, probably a bit closer to the front of the engine bay :icon_thumright:
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    Hello and welcome to the site.
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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    I didn't know any audis had their batteries in the boot.
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    the batteries definetly in the boot, under a metal plate on the right hand side, you have to take the spare wheel out and then remove the torx screws off the plate to access the battery.

    By the way it's not a standard normal battery, just had mine replaced under warranty
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    Yes welcome to the site.

    To be fair i'd neber of thought of looking in the boot for the battery although I know lots of BMW cars do this to aid weight distribution.
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    the reason it's in the boot, is because theres no room in the engine bay due to the lovely V6 in there
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    i had the same problem here at first, couldnt find a grommit in the firewall, couldnt find the battery in the front bay, both are in the boot, theres too much engine in the front!
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    New TT has it in the boot too.
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    thank you for your kind words everyone.
    will get pics up as soon as possible for anyone thats interested
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    If only Audi could come up with some way of gathering all the important information that an owner might require about their car and store it all in one central location. Perhaps they could publish them in some kind of booklet thing and they could even provide a nice leather folder to keep everything tidy.
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Well done. Now thats sarcasm at its' finest.:applaus:
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Hello mrmuscle, welcome to the site. At first I thought you were winding us up. Nice one to those who knew the answer!
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