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Tec2tec
03-01-2019, 03:36 PM
Hi,

I am looking to replace the boot lid/tailgate on my 2010 3dr A3 8P.
I have the replacement part, complete with all electrical components and trim.

I'm confident with replacing the boot lid itself, however my question is about the boot lock.
Will the boot locking mechanism work by simply installing the new boot lid? Or will I need to install the old lock onto the new part?

I've tried to speak with local Audi dealerships, but have been unable to get an answer so far.

Thanks

vag_tech
05-01-2019, 07:20 PM
Should all be plug and play so long as new parts taken from vehicle of same spec. Just confirm visually first - check lock and electrical connectors.

Tec2tec
07-01-2019, 11:26 AM
Should all be plug and play so long as new parts taken from vehicle of same spec. Just confirm visually first - check lock and electrical connectors.


Thanks for your reply.

Gave it a go over the weekend and it all fits/works perfectly.

The only odd thing I noticed was that my original boot had an additional antenna connection (6Q0 035 575), where as the replacement did not. The only difference in spec is that the replacement was from the Black Edition, as opposed to my standard S Line.
Despite this, my radio still works so far. A bit of Googling suggests "my car has two antennas (one in the roof and one in the rear window) that 'alternate/compensate' one another to provide a consistent signal" - not sure if anyone has any experience/knowledge of this to confirm?

Thanks