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Facelift Don't laugh...saloon boot question!

Kuku Mar 28, 2017

  1. Kuku

    Kuku Active Member

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    So I volunteered to wash sisters A3 Saloon as I'm off for a few days.

    How do you open the boot from the inside? On my old A4 you used to have the switch button on the drivers door? In this there isn't anything? Resorted to using the key fob button but surely there is a button on the inside of the car somewhere??
     
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  3. ans

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    I thought the same thing but when I collected mine I asked the salesman. He couldn't find it and asked one of his colleagues who just said there isn't one. I've also had a look and can't see one
     
  4. umm

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    Interested.. My S3 doesn't have a boot button on the inside..


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  5. Kuku

    Kuku Active Member

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    Thanks guys - how very very strange!
     
  6. DJAlix

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    UK spec Saloons don't have an internal release button. USA and some EU spec Saloons do. I think its a legal requirement in the USA.

    I looked in to retrofitting the button but the part is only available in a left hand drive version, which due to its shape would look odd in a right hand drive car :(

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  7. CookD

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    Not noticed this since taking ownership - bit gutted to be honest! Used to use it all the time in my A5 :(
     
  8. Tom.H

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    I used to have a button for my fuel cap which the S3 doesn't have either and it's 11 years newer than my last car :tearsofjoy:
     
  9. Joetidman

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    Are you worried about being locked inside? The key fob has a button on it, so just long-press that from inside the car if you need to


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  10. Kuku

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    It's a shame they didn't fit it to the saloon in the A3 - was so handy.

    Can you long press key fob button when key is in ignition? Again something you couldn't do on the A4 etc when key was in the car - but could be as they had a release button?
     
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  11. RichardT

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    Remote opening of the boot makes up for it! Just open the boot from across the supermarket car park, just as someone's walking past. The expression on their face is priceless:footy:
     
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  13. SevenW

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    I see that there is a red emergency release tab inside the boot on the right hand side, it's for the trunk monkey to use.
     
  14. MikeSel^

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    I can't do that on my current A3, you have to remove from ignition then open.


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  15. paradigital

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    Could you get the B8 A4 button to fit, as that was available in RHD.
     
  16. azibux1

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    I believe this is a manual release for the fuel cap
     
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  17. AudiNutta

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    +1, I always through it was the boot but I saw something a month or so ago that made me realise it was the fuel flap... but I can't recall what it was I saw haha.
     
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  18. umm

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    There is one for both.. the fuel lid in just behind the filler on the inside of the boot.. the one for boot should be just behind the back seat (can't remember which one) when folded..


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  19. azibux1

    azibux1 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting...haven't seen the boot one, will have to have a look
     
  20. mr gee

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    Just a heads up. Boot cannot be opened if battery is flat. Left me stranded with my battery jumper cables in the boot
     
  21. azibux1

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    Haven't tried it, but could you not put the rear seats down to get into the boot? Or I imagine your jumper cables were under the boot floor which doesn't open that 'way' from the back?
     
  22. allanmb

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    That looks very similar to the one on the A4. Would that not work?
     
  23. ivelliosy

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    Hi gents. I've found below part for FL 8V. Can anyone tell me the pinouts for connection? I believe 4 pins to be connected Door Module.

    Also, i need to make a cut out on door trim for switch. Part Number for switch is 8V0959831B.

    Also, is there any long coding change to be done on module itself?

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  24. Philip85

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    Hi i also want to retrofit it did you found the wiring diagram?
     
  25. ivelliosy

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    Hey there. I ordered the parts at dealer, but havent found the wiring and coding info yet. Hope the parts wont be a waste :) Have you found anything for wiring and coding?
     
  26. Philip85

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    I bought on alie express


    € 16,33 | For Audi A3 S3 trunk switch wire
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_dZ4NhDE

    Cable plug and play
    Only 1 cable have to put in in connector

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  27. ivelliosy

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    Thank you! But I don't understand. Switch has a 4 pin connector. What are the corresponding pins on door module? Btw, is it working now? Have you changed anything on coding?
     
  28. Philip85

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    I just ordered the cable i dont know either yet
    Maybe have to plug somewhere
    So have some patient i will update it here
    When i install it


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  29. ivelliosy

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    Thank you! Waiting for some photos. Also, im waiting the parts for PLA 3.0 upgrade, I believe we are on the same path :)
     
  30. Philip85

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    Hehe pla 3.0 i did it working fine
    But the codings i dont know i have to pay someone to make it work


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  31. ivelliosy

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    Well done :) Do you have the switch board's wiring diagram in interior? I will have to pay someone to install it as well.
     
  32. Philip85

    Philip85 Member

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    And im still waiting on alieexpress
    For the electric tailgate allready 3 months now


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  34. Philip85

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  35. Rjw76

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    Ah, is that the thing behind the panel in the rear right hand wing? I wondered what that was!
     
  36. ivelliosy

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    @Philip85 hey there. Have you installed the trunk switch?
     
  37. Philip85

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    Hi not yet
    The alie express shipping is very long i hope get it soon


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  38. ivelliosy

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    thanks philip. Actually if you have the wiring with you know, i appreciate some close angle photos of pins and sockets with wire colors. It looks like you are getting 3 pins crossing to some switch (possibly window switch) and the only pin to be in 23th pin in door module. I will try to mimic your wiring on mine.
     
  39. Philip85

    Philip85 Member

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    Yes no problem when i got it i make some clear pictures


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  40. Peter82

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    How about this?


     
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