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hallvardr
02-18-2013, 10:42 AM
Has anyone else had this problem? It's pretty impractical, especially when driving.

nynoah
02-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Most likely the switch in the driver side door. They can get sticky. See if you can pop it up and then never use it again. I would also go as far as to unplug the switch.

BThomas220
02-18-2013, 11:33 AM
My 2000 has no switch on the drive side door. Maybe check for a short? I believe the latch is electronically operated.

hallvardr
02-19-2013, 02:02 PM
Yea, I don't think I have a switch on the door. The latch is indeed electronically operated, there is two buttons to open it, and it can be opened from the key.
I called the local Audi dealership and they said something about a "driver" inside the door

nynoah
02-19-2013, 02:49 PM
on my 2001 on the driver side door there is a push button switch for the rear hatch. It is in the pocket of the door where you drop your old change. It sits on the rear part of that.

NewDays
02-19-2013, 03:19 PM
on my 2001 on the driver side door there is a push button switch for the rear hatch. It is in the pocket of the door where you drop your old change. It sits on the rear part of that.

I second that and I have a 2000 Avant as well.

hallvardr
02-20-2013, 03:35 AM
No button on mine: http://sdrv.ms/VIZasO

Scientist
02-20-2013, 10:26 AM
Look on the INSIDE (of the pocket).

nynoah
02-20-2013, 10:53 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/nynoah/DSC_1144_zpsed9c568a.jpg

Scientist
02-20-2013, 10:56 AM
^^ THX

Dusty Mauve
02-20-2013, 11:54 AM
The small microswitches on the hatch.
Since its a 2000, a facelift, there are electric switches. These microswitches are prone to moisture which causes the problem.

I replaced the switches on mine, which also is a 2000, and the problem went away.
Euro cars don't have the button on the driver side door, at least not as standard.

Edit: The switches costs about 3-400kr per piece at Møller, if I remember correct.

Zandgah
02-20-2013, 11:41 PM
I had this problem on my sedan. It turned out to be the cables to the actual opening switch on the boot that had come loose due to poor fixing by P.O. and were making contact in every single bump. I put them back in the cable shoe and taped it up, good as new!

hallvardr
02-21-2013, 11:11 AM
I had this problem on my sedan. It turned out to be the cables to the actual opening switch on the boot that had come loose due to poor fixing by P.O. and were making contact in every single bump. I put them back in the cable shoe and taped it up, good as new!

Was that inside the hatch or did you have to get behind the buttons to do that?

BlackLock_A4
02-21-2013, 12:17 PM
I had this problem on my sedan. It turned out to be the cables to the actual opening switch on the boot that had come loose due to poor fixing by P.O. and were making contact in every single bump. I put them back in the cable shoe and taped it up, good as new!

Wait... you have a trunk button on your sedan? Cool!!!

Zandgah
02-22-2013, 12:02 AM
Was that inside the hatch or did you have to get behind the buttons to do that?

I don't know what the avant door looks like but in my sedan I got in behind the buttons by removing the boot "door card(?)". I went to pull the plug out of the button and the cables just came right out of the plug, stripped and making contact. It was a simple fix when I found out what caused it [:)]

Zandgah
02-22-2013, 12:05 AM
Wait... you have a trunk button on your sedan? Cool!!!

I do. [cool] Which is a good thing since my keyhole is sort of solid...

LINDW4LL
02-22-2013, 12:05 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2i43wByNw1qf9if6o1_500.jpg

hallvardr
03-12-2013, 04:29 AM
Now, I cant get the hatch open at all. I can hear a quiet click from the buttons, so I think they work. But cant get the hatch open... any tips?

EDIT: got it open from the inside, seems like the small motor opening the hatch is not responding.

BThomas220
03-12-2013, 05:32 AM
My 2000 has no switch on the drive side door. Maybe check for a short? I believe the latch is electronically operated.

^This

hallvardr
03-12-2013, 07:10 AM
There is no switch on the drive side door on my car. The motor for the lock works, so the only thing left that it could be is the actual buttons. I can hear a click when I push them, so it's pretty weird that they don't work... Annoyingly they cost $150 here in Norway. Can they be fixed, or is replacement the only option?

Dusty Mauve
03-12-2013, 09:51 AM
As I wrote, it is likely to be the either one or both of the buttons on the hatch itself.
This is no new problem to facelift models going in cold and wet environments.

They can be cleaned up if you screw them off and split the buttons.

hallvardr
03-13-2013, 04:36 PM
None of the buttons seem to work, so I took out one of them and took it apart. The actual switch inside is tiny but from the looks of it everything is as it should.
New ones should arrive on Friday, so I can test then. The actual switch probably cost 10 cents to make, so it's annoying that i have to change parts for $150 to change it.

hallvardr
03-18-2013, 04:29 PM
Changed the buttons and now everything works.
I also noticed that I have a button on my key that looks like it's supposed to open the rear hatch, dues anyone know how that is supposed to work?

NewDays
03-18-2013, 06:41 PM
Changed the buttons and now everything works.
I also noticed that I have a button on my key that looks like it's supposed to open the rear hatch, dues anyone know how that is supposed to work?

It's the middle button on your remote, just hold it down for 2 seconds or so and you should hear the latch open, then just lift the hatch up with your hand, pretty simple

hallvardr
03-20-2013, 08:09 AM
It's the middle button on your remote, just hold it down for 2 seconds or so and you should hear the latch open, then just lift the hatch up with your hand, pretty simple

Originally the questions was about how it actually works technically. But I had apparently never held down the button for two seconds:) only pushed it. So it dues work:)
Thanks for the reply