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Battery in my 2006 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro is exposed to rain.....

I called Audi service and technician told me that they dropped the cover starting 2005. Why would they do that? They charge $150 to install the battery, so maybe this is the reason for it. Now if it is raining the water goes through the battery under the hood. Don't you think that this affects the battery's lifespan and performance?

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  • sebo1975 Dec 15, 2008

    $150 battery + $150 instalation, it took me 3.5 minutes to change the battery on my own. The battery is located under the hood, around 12 inches from the windshield.

  • jfleechi Feb 06, 2009

    same problem with my audi. What brand of battery did you purchase?

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    150 € to change a battery not a bad price ,qualified technician ?? college ect .rent ,rates,social security,health plans,company cars,bosses perks,storeman fiddles,all this has to be paid for ,and then the cost of software and special tools .Cheap at double the price and then value added tax.If i cant afford to out on the drink friday night a job isnt worth having , thats what i was told

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I checked prices at a large parts store chain, and they had 3 battery choices for your car, 2 were $150, and a 3rd was $90. Was the $150 u mentioned for installation only? I'm wondering what they charged for the battery? I' m not familiar w/ the location of the battery in your car (some GM models are located under the rear seat!). Any rain entering the engine compartment (there shouldn't be much due to gaskets/weather stripping around the hood), would not harm the battery. Actually, heat is an enemy of the battery, and it's plenty hot under the hood, so in theory, any rain that did enter and contact the battery would be good, as it would have a cooling affect. Eliminating the cover may have been done as a way to dissipate heat. Let me know where the battery is located, as it may be someplace unique, but if it's under hood like most cars, rain is not an issue. I do want to know what the total cost of the battery was, and if I understand correctly that $150 was for installation, not the cost of the battery.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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