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Audi A4: Mechanically unlocking the luggage compartment lid

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2023 Owner's Manual / Starting and driving / Opening and closing / Mechanically unlocking the luggage compartment lid

Opening and closing
Applies to: vehicles with folding backrests
Fig. 34 Inner luggage compartment lid: access for emergency release (1) sedan, (2) allroad

Opening and closing
Applies to: vehicles with fixed backrests
Fig. 35 Rear bench seat: release cable for emergency release in the sedan

Depending on the equipment, the luggage compartment lid can be opened either from inside the luggage compartment or from the rear bench seat using the emergency release.

Folding rear seat backrest

  • Fold the backrest on the rear bench seat forward
  • Applies to: sedan: Press the lever in the direction of the arrow until the luggage compartment lid opens (1)
  • Applies to: allroad: Remove the mechanical key
  • Applies to: allroad: Using the mechanical key, pry out the cover in the luggage compartment lid trim panel (2) > fig. 34.
  • Applies to: allroad: To unlock the luggage compartment lid, press the lever in the direction of the arrow using a suitable object (such as a screwdriver) or using the mechanical key if necessary.
  • Fold the backrest backward until it locks into place.

Fixed rear seat backrest

Applies to: sedan

  • Carefully pull the left side of the rear bench seat out of its mount until you can reach the release cable > fig. 35.
  • Remove the Velcro tape (3).
  • Pull on the loop (4) until the luggage compartment lid releases.
  • Tape the release cable back in place and press the bench seat back into its retainer.

WARNING

  • Applies to: vehicles with folding backrests: If you have folded the backrests into the upright position, always check if the lock is secured by pulling forward on the backrest.
  • Applies to: vehicles with fixed backrest: After the emergency release on the luggage compartment lid is activated, make sure that the bracket under the rear bench seat engages securely in the lifting eye.

Opening the luggage compartment lid from the inside in an emergency

Applies to: vehicles with interior trunk release

Opening and closing
Fig. 36 Inner luggage compartment lid: lever

  • Press the lever in the direction of the arrow until the luggage compartment lid opens.

Tips

Never close the luggage compartment lid using the lever.

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