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Experience:  Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing
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I have a 2012 Audi TT which has a trunk that will not open

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I have a 2012 Audi TT which has a trunk that will not open
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.


1st thing to say is that the emergency release mechanisim needs quite a 'tug' to get it to release so try giving it a real pull

also have you tried locking and unlocking the car with the key in the door and with the engne off.

this resets and the releases the locks

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Tried this before not helpful
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.


Ok in that case try resetting the ECU by disconnecting the battery cables and clamping them together for 10 mins. Remove both battery leads from the battery then use a nut and bolt or G-clampto hold both battery lead terminals together.

This dischargesany capacitors / memory within the ECU and around the car so ensures all memory settings are wiped clear - back to the factory default.

This will reset all the systems on the car and you may need the radio security code to get it going again, and ensure that the keys are in your hand when you re-connect the battery as the car may lock and turn on the alarm

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We got the trunk open. We went to a Firestone station
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.

glad you got it sorted

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He did fine
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.


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