Resolved Audi A4 B7 3.2 Quattro cabrio (UK) - boot handle not opening trunk

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Chris Tyas

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Hi,
Boot (tailgate/trunk) handle has never opened boot on this car since my purchase - does nothing when pressed (squeezed..).
Boot opens with long press of the middle button on keyfobs only.
Never been that bothered until I shut the boot with the keys in and had to dismantle the very secure ski flap in rear seats from passenger compartment side (not easy with no tools) to retrieve key (was away from home).
I have replaced the full boot grip handle trim moulding 8E0827576 (not necessary but was very corroded and crap LED number plate lights were corroded and wedged in), the tailgate trunk handle push button 8E0827566 and the number plate light wiring harness 8E0971145 which includes the trunk handle microswitch.

From wiring diagrams, the trunk handle microswitch (F248) goes directly into the J393 Convenience system central control unit (5/10)
My next move would be to locate the Convenience system central control unit and check the loom between switch and unit.

Just wondering if there is any coding which could inhibit the switch, bearing in mind that when purchased the vehicle had wrong VIN and wrong coding (Avant with no light/rain senor) in central electronics unit.

Thanks,

Chris.

Code:
Saturday,07,January,2023,18:03:07:12360
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64
VCDS Version: 22.10.0.1 (x64)  HEX-V2 CB: 0.4623.4
Data version: 20221026 DS344.0
www.Ross-Tech.com


VIN: WAUZZZ8H17K000676   License Plate:


Chassis Type: 8H (8H - Audi Cabrio B6/B7 (2003 > 2009))
Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 0F 11 15 16 17 18 25 26 36 37 45 46 55 56 57
          63 65 67 73 75 76 77
 
VIN: WAUZZZ8H17K000676   Mileage: 196820km-122298miles
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Address 01: Engine (AUK)       Labels:. 06E-910-559-BKH.clb
   Part No SW: 8E0 910 559 Q    HW: 8E0 907 559
   Component: 3.2l V6 FSI         0020 
   Revision: --H16---    Serial number:               
   Coding: 01040003180F0120
   Shop #: WSC 00672 785 00200
   VCID: 3B233B808F66A453FE0-806E
   VINID: 9D196AAAA2180476C00001871897D61152

No fault code found.
Readiness: 0000 0000

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Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 8E0-910-517.clb
   Part No SW: 8E0 910 517 E    HW: 8E0 614 517 AL
   Component: ESP8 quattro    H05 0120 
   Revision: 00000000    Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 0004379
   Shop #: WSC 00508 210 59464
   VCID: 290FF1C875FA26C39CC-807C

1 Fault Found:
00287 - ABS Wheel Speed Sensor; Rear Right (G44)
            012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101100
                    Fault Priority: 2
                    Fault Frequency: 5
                    Reset counter: 40
                    Time Indication: 0

             Freeze Frame:
                    Hex Value: 0x0000
                    Hex Value: 0x4322
                    Hex Value: 0x0009
                    Hex Value: 0xB08E
                    Hex Value: 0x0001


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Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 8E0-820-043.lbl
   Part No: 8E0 820 043 BM
   Component:   A4 Klimaautomat   2832 
   Coding: 00100
   Shop #: WSC 00672 
   VCID: 6D87C5D88482FAE3304-50F4

4 Faults Found:
01810 - Actuating Motor for Temperature Flap; Right (V159)
            41-10 - Blocked or No Voltage - Intermittent
01842 - Potentiometer/Actuator for Temperature Flap; Right (G221)
            30-00 - Open or Short to Plus
01842 - Potentiometer/Actuator for Temperature Flap; Right (G221)
            29-10 - Short to Ground - Intermittent
00819 - High Pressure Sensor (G65)
            07-10 - Signal too Low - Intermittent

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Address 09: Cent. Elect.        Labels: 8E0-907-279-8EC.lbl
   Part No: 8E0 907 279 N
   Component: int. Lastmodul  ECE 1107 
   Coding: 21001
   Shop #: WSC 06441 
   VCID: 3D2735989462AA63C04-4AA4

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 8H0-959-655-94.lbl
   Part No SW: 8H0 959 655 E    HW: 8H0 959 655 E
   Component:    Airbag 9.42  H09 1840 
   Revision: 92H09184    Serial number: 0037Y0001LYE 
   Coding: 0071114
   Shop #: WSC 00672 785 00200
   VCID: 3C21389C8A68A36BF7A-8068

   Subsystem 1 - Serial number: 6332BRB4009B3B13J

   Subsystem 2 - Serial number: 6342BRB4009B46BE.

   Subsystem 3 - Serial number: 63729RB400C6EC43Y

   Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 63829RB400C6EBD0/

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 8E0-953-549.lbl
   Part No: 8E0 953 549 R
   Component: Lenksáulenmodul     0501 
   Coding: 04041
   Shop #: WSC 00508 
   VCID: 42DD4664ED9CD59BBD6-4AA4

1 Fault Found:
01301 - Control Module for Voice Recognition (J507)
            49-00 - No Communications

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Address 17: Instruments        Labels: 8E0-920-9xx-8EC.clb
   Part No SW: 8H0 920 981 E    HW: 8H0 920 981 E
   Component: KOMBI+WFS 4     H12 0110 
   Revision: 0110        Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 0023411
   Shop #: WSC 00508 210 91413
   VCID: 323D16A4583C651B2D6-5118

No fault code found.

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Address 25: Immobilizer        Labels: 8E0-920-9xx-8EC.clb
   Part No SW: 8H0 920 981 E    HW: 8H0 920 981 E
   Component: KOMBI+WFS 4     H12 0110 
   Revision: 0110        Serial number: 00000000000000
   Coding: 0023411
   Shop #: WSC 00508 210 91413
   VCID: 323D16A4583C651B2D6-5118

No fault code found.

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Address 26: Auto Roof        Labels: 8H0-959-255.clb
   Part No: 8H0 959 255 A
   Component:  VSG  B6 CABRIO     6792 
   Shop #: WSC 00672 785 00200
   VCID: 343110BCA2286B2B3FA-50F4

No fault code found.

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Address 37: Navigation        Labels: 8E0-035-192-RNSE.clb
   Part No SW: 8H0 035 192 A    HW: 8H0 035 192 A
   Component: RNS-E HIGH EU   H70 0650 
   Revision:      01S    Serial number: AUZBZ7E1201285
   Coding: 0419717
   Shop #: WSC 00508 210 59464
   VCID: 2517FDF819C202A3B84-5160

No fault code found.

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Address 45: Inter. Monitor        Labels: 8E0-951-177.lbl
   Part No: 8H0 951 178
   Component: Innenraumueberw.   0411 
   Coding: 00001
   Shop #: WSC 00000 
   VCID: 6FBBDFD08E8E08F3028-50AE

1 Fault Found:
01350 - Alarm via Theft Warning System; Rear
            43-00 - Closed

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Address 46: Central Conv.        Labels:. 8E0-959-433-MAX.clb
   Part No: 8H0 959 433 H
   Component: Komfortgerát T3B    4135 
   Coding: 06799
   Shop #: WSC 00672 
   VCID: 392F2188804A9643ECC-4AA4

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8H2959802D
   Component: Tõrsteuer.FS BRM 1205 

   Component: Tõrsteuer.BF BRM 3020 

1 Fault Found:
01134 - Alarm Horn (H12)
            29-00 - Short to Ground

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Address 56: Radio        Labels: 8E0-035-192-RNSE.clb
   Part No SW: 8H0 035 192 A    HW: 8H0 035 192 A
   Component: RNS-E HIGH EU   H70 0650 
   Revision:      01S    Serial number: AUZBZ7E1201285
   Coding: 0419717
   Shop #: WSC 00508 210 59464
   VCID: 2517FDF819C202A3B84-5160

No fault code found.

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Address 76: Park Assist        Labels: 8E0-919-283-8EC.lbl
   Part No SW: 8E0 919 283 D    HW: 8E0 919 283 D
   Component: Parkhilfe 4-Kan H06 0010 
   Revision: 00H06000    Serial number: 00067802020532
   Coding: 0000024
   Shop #: WSC 00672 785 00200
   VCID: 313F19A85D0A5E0354C-5184

No fault code found.

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Address 77: Telephone        Labels: 8P0-862-335.lbl
   Part No SW: 8P0 862 335 F    HW: 8P0 862 335 F
   Component: FSE_255x BT     H21 0190 
   Revision: 00000001    Serial number: 00000000350398
   Coding: 0011802
   Shop #: WSC 00672 785 00200
   VCID: 392F2188854A9643ECC-50D0

No fault code found.

End----(Elapsed Time: 05:49, VBatt start/end: 11.9V/11.9V. VIgn 11.9V)-----
 
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Replying to my own post...
Learnt a load from this very timely thread:
Will check what bits are selected with regard rear lid.
 
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It looks like you should be checking out 46-08-005.3 and see if it changes when you try to operate the soft touch release of the rear lid.

The F248 is described as follows:
  • rear lid lock cylinder unlock button (USA)
  • release button for rear lid lock cylinder (UK)
  • taster für entriegelung des heckklappen-schließzylinders (French Canadian, maybe....)
I think that might be a switch operated by the key lock, not the soft touch release... hopefully some one else can chime in and verify or correct this.
 
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Thanks for your help Jef

46-08-005.3 is indeed 'Soft-Touch Trunk Lid Release'. Monitoring it I get 'Activated' whilst *not* pressing the switch and 'Not Oper.' when *pressing* the switch which is great that the switch is physically working but I would have expected the input to be described the opposite way around?

Looking at the coding for 46 (06799), in byte 0 I have the following:

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and in byte 1 I have this:

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I'm unsure what Bit 4 'Rear Lid Release Locking at 5km/h' means?

Thanks,
Chris.
 
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Gentle bump; looks like input from soft touch switch is working (but oddly described in VCDS), output from convenience module is working as trunk opens with keyfob but soft touch handle has no effect..

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Lock the car up. Press and hold the rear lid button on the remote for about 3 seconds. Does the rear lid pop open? Do you get any parking lights that blink? If the rear lid doesn't open, but the lights blink... what happens if you operate the soft touch release at the rear lid?

The installed CCM, 8H0 959 433 H, I have a 6 other examples on file, coding 06779 is used on 5 of the 6 examples found... well, your car is one of those examples. So a super rare part number, but coding seem plausible as it is.
 
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Any chance there is some sort of valet parking feature in this car that intentionally makes accessing the trunk difficult? Check the owner's manual. We had some similar issues with a 2005 A6 and found there's a hidden lock under the trunk lid. With it in one position, the soft touch trunk opening would not work. With it in the other, it works as expected.

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:eek::banghead:
@Uwe just about nailed it.
This video:
took me there although in UK (on my vehicle) there is no internal boot release button, only the soft touch on the boot lit itself.
Same issue though:
R560Kqf.jpg

Key barrel slot was horizontal. Turned vertical and soft touch button works fine. FML..

Thanks @Uwe and @Jef for your help and input.

RTFM..

Chris.
 
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