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1999 Audi A4 Quattro Question: why won't my key activate all four door locks or open my trunk?

 

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jos-quattro, Marion, NC, March 06, 2014, 17:20
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did some research found there is a graphite disk located somwhere in the trunk area how can i repair/replace it

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    pushrod March 06, 2014, 17:56
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    Dead battery in key.

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    jos-quattro, March 06, 2014, 18:08
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    do not have a keyless entry remote,what advice do you have on accessing the central locking pump in trunk since key will not unlock it

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    pushrod, March 06, 2014, 20:04
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    You say the key wont unlock the car or the trunk,, will it work to start the engine??? Check the fuses or have them checked if you can start the car!

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    jos-quattro, March 06, 2014, 20:44
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    we have the master key it locks & unlocks the driver side door & activates light for the alarm we have to manually push the locks down for the other doors,it will even close the sunroof by turning and holding the key,but the trunk lid is completely on lock down..i can hear the whining noise in the rear area of the car as described by other questions here.i have looked for a turnk release of any kind(dash pocket button)(emergency pull cable inside the trunk area) and cant locate one if it exists at all.so do you know of a way to open the trunk lid or a way to get access to the lock pump for repairs or replacement.i would also like to thank you for your advice and time

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    pushrod, March 06, 2014, 21:04
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    Posted another option but i see you found it. That is the only way to open the trunk to see if it is just jammed up. Just use a socket and ratchet to remove the latch bolts then open trunk!

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    jos-quattro, March 06, 2014, 21:13
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    Thanks again for your advice & help,it looks like i'll be inside the trunk this weekend..

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