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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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battery in car is dead my key will not open it, I need to recharge

Customer Question

battery in car is dead my key will not open it, I need to recharge battery, how do I get the bonnet open, I have and audi a4 3.0 Quattro sport 2001
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.

This sounds to me like the battery is flat -
A flat battery means you can't get the deadlock or alarm system to release its grip

I'd start by charging the battery as you can't get into the car/ boot the other way to do this is jack the car up so you can get under the front.

Locate the starter motor and the large power cable that runs to it - connect the positive battery charger lead to this terminal

then connect the charger negative lead to the metal of the engine block

This should complete the charging circuit and get some power into the battery allowing you into the car
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

novice with car but where is the starter motor under the car

Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.
Hello Rob

the starter motor will look like this

its on the gearbox end of the engine and its accessed from underneath and round the back of the engine