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A4, A5, Q5: The driver can determine the functions for the power locking in the radio or MMI. Press the 'Car' function button, Select 'Central Locking'. The menu appears and you can then change 'Unlocking Single Door' to on or off. Single door unlocking ON only unlocks the drivers door with a single press, with the setting to OFF all the doors unlock with one press of the remote (or using the touch sensor if Advance key equipped).
A6 and Q7: The driver can determine in the MMI which doors are unlocked through the central locking system. Select the 'Car' function button > 'Systems' > 'Central Locking'. You can then determine which doors should be unlocked when you unlock the vehicle with ther remote control (e.g., passenger's door, rear doors, trunk/tailgate). There is also a side selective unlocking option available that can be set to fit your needs. You can continue to unlock all the doors and the rear lid as before. Press the opening button on the master key twice. Auto locking can also be switched on and off.
A3: Press the 'Unlock' button once to unlock the driver door. Press the 'Unlock' button twice to unlock all doors and the rear lid.
Use the appropriate AMI connector cable for your music player (e.g., USB cable for USB sticks, AMI iPod cable for iPods, or other compatible cables) to attach your device to the cable. Attach the other end of the AMI connector cable to the interface located in your vehicle's glovebox or center console (Q7). Also, be sure to select your AMI device from the source menu (press the CD 'function' button to view the media sources).
Yes, tire pressure is affected by temperature changes and thus tire pressure monitoring systems can be affected by temperature changes.
The tire pressure indicator in the instrument cluster informs you if the tire pressure is too low or if there is a system malfunction. These characteristics can change and cause a tire pressure warning if the tire pressure in one or more tires is too low; the tire has structural damage; or the tire pressure was changed or the wheels rotated or replaced but the TPMS was not reset. An indirect tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) compares the tire tread circumference and vibration characteristics of the individual tires. If the pressure decreases in one or more tires, this is indicated in the instrument cluster with a warning symbol.
TDI® Vehicles: This occurs when the particulate filter is becoming clogged. If the Particulate Filter illuminates, drive for 15 minutes with selector lever in S position at a minimum of 37 mph and engine speed of approximately 2,000 RPM. Temperature increase that will result from this can burn off the soot in the filter. The symbol will switch off when the cleaning is successful. If the symbol does not clear, and the MIL turns on please see your nearest Audi dealer. Note: under normal conditions the filter will clean itself with no intervention.
The diesel engine utilizes a glow plug system to assist in starting the vehicle. This system is temperature controlled. When it is cold outside, the engine may take a little longer to glow and then you can start the vehicle easily. This will vary depending on the temperature.
A5/S5 Cabriolet (MY10), A4 Cabriolet (MY09 and older), TT Roadster (MY10 and older): It is best to open and close the top with the engine running to conserve battery power. Switch the ignition on. Remove any objects that are stored in the power top compartment to prevent damage to the top and the rear window. Pull and hold the switch until the power top opens and the covers close completely. To close press and hold the switch until the closing process is complete. Also, the A5/S5 climate control system will function in ECON mode when the top is opened. Note: Most vehicles must be stationary when operating the convertible top. Only the 2010 A5 Cabriolet and TT can be moving up to a limited speed; if the speed is too high the power top will be deactivated and an error message will appear. In this event, reduce the vehicle speed and operate the switch again to open or close the power top.
The cruise control makes it possible to drive at a constant speed starting at 20 mph. It is operated by a separate steering-column lever located on the left hand side of the steering wheel. To engage the cruise control, pull the lever towards you, to the on position, and accelerate to the desired speed. Press the 'set' button located at the end of the cruise control lever to set the system to that speed. Look for the cruising speed and the CRUISE symbol to be displayed in the driver information system. Press the lever upwards or downwards to increase or decrease your cruising speed. Let go of the lever to save that speed. To deactivate the system press the brake pedal or push the cruise lever away to the 'cancel' or 'off' position. Note: the cruise control lever will allow you to change speed in increments of 1 mph by lightly pressing the lever. If you keep the lever pressed down, you will alter your speed in 5 mph increments.
Q5, A4, A5 (MY10 and MY09): Please view the "Audi advanced key" tutorial for information on the Audi Intelligent key and Audi advanced key functionality.
Note: when using the Audi Intelligent key in the dashboard, to stop the engine, press the key fob into the dash to stop the engine, wait 0.5 seconds and then withdraw the key. Small pins within the dashboard hold the key in place while driving, and it takes less than one second for the pins to release the key fob for removal. Pulling on the key before the pins are released will lock the key into the dash; and the vehicle engine or accessory mode must be re-started to unlock the key from the dashboard.
Q5, A4, A5, A6 (MY10 and MY09): Please view the 'Advanced Key tutorial' for information on the key functionality.
The safety belts and the airbag system can only provide maximum protection if the front seats are correctly adjusted.* Always move the front passenger seat into the rearmost position. The seat adjustment settings for two drivers can be stored using the memory buttons in the driver's door. In addition to setting for the driver’s seat, the exterior rear view mirror setting can be stored and recalled through seat memory if the vehicle is properly equipped. Please watch the Seat Adjustment tutorial for instructions on the adjustments and the memory seats.
A3: Tap the open switch briefly to move the roof to lift position. Tap a second time to move to the low wind noise comfort position. Press the open switch until the roof is fully opened to the desired position (note: in this position increased wind noise may occur). Press the 'close' switch until the roof has reached the desired position or is completely closed. Note: if the roof is almost closed and you interrupt the operation, the roof opens automatically to a minimum setting; this is the smallest possible opening that can be set.
A4 (Avant): Press the switch inside the sunroof knob to tilt the sunroof, pull the switch to close it. To move the sunroof to the position for reduced wind noise, turn the switch to the first position until resistance can be felt. To open the sunroof completely, turn and hold the switch against the resistance in the remaining positions. To close the sunroof, return the knob to the starting position.
A4 (sedan): To tilt the sunroof, move the knob to the starting switch position, briefly press the switch to tilt it and briefly pull the switch to close it. To move the sunroof to the position for reduced wind noise, turn the switch to the first position until resistance can be felt. To open the sunroof completely, turn and hold the switch against the resistance in the remaining positions. To close the sunroof, return the knob to the starting position.
A5: To tilt the panoramic tilting sunroof, press the switch briefly. To close the panoramic tilting sunroof, pull the switch briefly. To set and intermediate position, press/pull the switch until the roof reaches the desired position.
A6: Please view your owner's manual to view images and instructions.
Q7: Please view your owner's manual to view images and instructions.
Note: it is important that the Valet mode is disabled and that the MMI system is correctly set to open the trunk.
A4, A5, A6: Press and hold the trunk release button for at least one second to open the trunk automatically; pull the release button in the driver’s door; or press the handle on the rear lid.
Q5 and Q7: Press the middle button on the remote key for at least one second or press the unlock button on the driver's door, or press the handle on the rear lid. The opening process is stopped immediately if the middle button on the remote key is pressed again for at least one second or the unlock button in the driver's door is pressed again or the handle in the rear lid is pressed again.
Press the close button in the open rear lid. The trunk lid moves to the closed position by itself and soft close locks it automatically. To set the height of the trunk, bring the rear lid manually or automatically to the desired opening position and leave it in this position. Press the rear lid button for at least four seconds in order to save the desired opening position. The position can only be saved starting at a certain level.
TT Coupe and TT Roadster: The rear spoiler improves vehicle handling and enhances driver control. Use the rear spoiler switch to set the spoiler operation to manual or automatic.
Automatic deployment: At a speed of about 75 mph, the rear spoiler deploys automatically. Automatic retraction: when the speed drops below about 50 mph, the rear spoiler retracts automatically.
Manual deployment: tap briefly on the switch to deploy the rear spoiler. Manual retraction: At speeds up to about 10 mph, retract the rear spoiler by pressing and holding the switch.
At speeds between 10 mph and 75 mph, retract the rear spoiler by tapping on the switch. After 15 cycles (deploy and retract), manual operation is suspended for up to 2.5 minutes. Above 75 mph, operation switches to automatic mode
A3, A6, Q7, Q5: It is recommended that you remove the roof racks before going through an automatic car wash and when not in use (to help reduce fuel consumption, wind noise and help guard against theft).
TDI® Vehicles: TDI clean diesel vehicles come with a “misfuel inhibitor” flap designed to help reduce the risk of a customer misfiling their TDI vehicle with gasoline. The flap will only be released by nozzles with the diameter specific to a diesel pump nozzle. Smaller diameter gasoline nozzles or other types of nozzles will not release the hooks. Nozzles that are out of specification, worn, or damaged may not properly fit into the filling neck and will not allow refueling. The customer should try rotating the pump nozzle 90° which may assist in the event of a worn or damaged nozzle. If refueling is still not possible the customer should try another pump or fueling station.
A3: the sun blind has two positions - completely open or completely closed. The sun blind is operated manually. Rear side windows: Pull the shade upward out of the door sill and engage the hooks located at the top of the door frame. Rear: take the sun blind out of the bracket, guide the blind upward so that it does not fly up.
A5 (if equipped with sun shade): To extend/retract the rear window sun shade, press the sunshade button located below the shifter or above the climate control system (for vehicles with MMI). It can be set to retract automatically when driving in reverse. Select 'Car' function button > 'Window' > 'Rear Window Sun Shade' > 'On' to do this.
Q7: The two segments of the Panoramic sliding sunroof are each equipped with a sunshade for protection against the sun's rays. The front shade is power operated; the rear shade is opened and closed manually. To help reduce interior temperatures you should close both sunshades when you park your vehicle in the sun. Opening and closing front sunshade, tap the rear of the rocker switch or the rocker switch for rear-seat passengers briefly to open the sunshade fully. Tap the front = of the rocker switch briefly to close the sunshade fully. To set an intermediate position manually, press the front or rear of the rocker switch (depending on the position of the shade) until the desired position is reached. Opening and closing rear sunshade: Hold the sunshade by the grip and push it to the desired position.