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2005 audi a8 trunk + upgrades for ipod integration

When i press the button to close the trunk, it will close and then immediately open again. If i close the hood manually, it will shut (apparently). The light on the console will indicate that trunk is still ajar.
Because car senses ajar trunk, it won't allow security to activate when i lock the car doors.

any ideas on what upgrades are necessary for me to integrate my ipod with radio. Do i need to upgrade the MMI or the cd player?

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  • audia8 Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same exact problem with our 05 a8! It happened once before but just a few times and just started working again, now it just won't stay shut! did you find a fix to your problem yet?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    I am experiencing the same problem with my 2005.5 A4. Has anyone found a solution?

  • A8Lover Dec 29, 2008

    I've got the same problem with My A8. Trunk only closes "by hand" and then not easily. I think something is "sprung" as one hinge doesn't appear to be functioning properly.

  • johncarbuff Jan 06, 2009

    I had longstanding problems with my 04 A8 boot (trunk) lid. It was troublesome to close at times and finally started to fail to power lock down. Dealer eventually fixed it with new hinges - apparently originals arent strong enough and misalign. Technician claims impossible to realign successfully. Dealership had seen this problem with several A8s. There was a recall on many early A8s for this. Luckily my dealer had retained some from the earlier recall, as the quoted repair cost was otherwise UKĀ£ 800.

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    My **** will try to close...but reopen. Also, I can close it manually, but it still won't latch...and it's quite obvious that when you close the trunk manually, it's not alligned with the body properly.

    I heard there were 2 "campaigns" and 1 service bulletin....hopefully our cars are covered with that. 2004 A8L.

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I had exact same problem, but what I found out was a three step solution to the problem.
1) The trunk lock above the trunk lid tself - sometimes looses coiling retention for the lock to work properly, which in effect does not properly lock wrap around the pull down electronic unit located in the body of the car/trunk that catches and pull the trunk lid down SOLUTION: check and make sure lock is works properly. you cab check by opening trunk and locking it with remote key, then pry the lock with a screw driver to see if it unlocks or stays locked

2) The motor catching unit in the body of the car/trunk that catches the lid and draws it down can be off balance (sitting too low to catch the lock (upper trunk lid with lock) to pull it down and stay locked. Have a mechanic - Audi preferrably, check the positon and allignment to adjust it, so it can catch trunk lid and lock to stay locked. HOPE THIS HELPS!

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Hi, I had the same problem with 05 A8 after a 24hrs purchase.. Having an A8 I took to the dealer they replace the upper deck actuator and that was it. Have a great day.

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