*The information within the Questions and Answers section must be used in conjunction with the information in the Audi Owner’s Manuals. Please refer to the Owner’s manuals for all information and warnings. By using the site, you acknowledge that you are aware of the warnings and information that must be read within the Owners’ Manuals and will use this information to augment that material.
3G MMI vehicles: To set the clock, press the ‘Setup’ function button. From here, press the ‘Time’ control button and set the hour and minutes by selecting and turning the control knob, then pressing again to set. You can also adjust the time format and the date in this menu.
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 driver's 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 the 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).
"Passenger Side Airbag Off" will illuminate when there is no occupant in the passenger seat, if occupant is out of position, or a child seat has been installed.*
*Disclaimer: Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.
The trip computer gives you information on the current and average fuel mileage, speed, fuel range, and driving time. The trip computer is equipped with two fully automatic memories. The single-trip memory, Trip 1, stores the information from the time the ignition is turned on until it is turned off. If the trip is continued within 2 hours from the time the ignition was turned off, the new information will be included until the trip is interrupted for more than 2 hours. The Total-trip memory, Trip 2, is not reset automatically, and it allows the driver to evaluate the driving data for the entire period between manual resets. To toggle between readings, press the up and down switches on the end of the windshield wiper lever. Press the button on the bottom of the stalk to switch between Trip 1 and Trip 2. Also, to reset the values press and hold the 'Reset' button on the bottom of the wiper stalk.
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.
Pressing the 'Mode' Button will toggle between Phone, Music/Radio/Sat Radio and Instrument Cluster computer view. Once the display is on the Instrument Cluster view, you can view the speed digitally. It may be necessary to press the 'Reset' button on the wiper stalk as well. If you have a route guidance active with Navigation, the speed will not be displayed in the Driver Display. It will be replaced with Navigation instructions. By pressing the 'Mode' Button, you will be able to change from Phone, to Radio/Media and to Nav instructions. If the Route Guidance is cancelled, the Digital display of the speed will become active again.
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.
A5/S5 Cabriolet (MY10), A4 Cabriolet (MY09 and older), TT Roadster (MY10 and older): The remote cannot control the convertible top. The remote key can be used in the lock cylinder to operate the convertible top. To do so, insert the key into the driver's door lock cylinder as noted in the owner's manuals. To operate the convenience opening with the key in the driver door lock, press the 'Unlock' button on the remote master key to unlock the vehicle. Turn the key once in the driver door lock to the opening position. Turn the key to the opening position again within two seconds and hold it there until the power top opens completely. Convenience closing with the driver door lock is possible by turning the key once in the driver door lock to the closing position. Turn the key to the closing position again within two seconds and hold it there. Please view the images in your owner's manual for further assistance.
A6 and Q7: Press the glove compartment button, located to the right of the MMI system. Once pressed, the lid opens automatically. Push the glove compartment lid up until the lock engages to close the glove compartment.
Homelink® is a three-button system to control garage doors, gates, and lights in your home. It can learn up to three radio frequency codes for most current transmitters. Turn the ignition on - do not start the engine! Press and hold outside two buttons until LED flashes, then press and hold whichever button you would like to program until the LED flashes slowly. Exit the vehicle and point remote control at your radiator grille (A5/S5) or front driver side bumper of your vehicle, hold at a distance up to 12 inches from bumper. When it has successfully completed setup, the emergency flashers will flash approximately 15 to 60 seconds later. Please view the Homelink® tutorial for more information. Note: Many garage doors now use rolling codes! In order to program the Homelink® transmitter for devices utilizing rolling code, a second person on a ladder who can safely reach the garage door opener motor is recommended. It is also necessary to locate the 'Learn' button on your garage door opener motor. Refer to the operating instructions for the opener, as the location and color of this button may vary by manufacturer.
A3: Press the 'AC' button to switch the air conditioner on or off. When the air conditioner is switched off, the cooling system is switched off - the heating and ventilation system is regulated automatically.
A4/A5: Briefly press 'Off' or press 'Auto' to turn the climate control on. Press the 'Off' button for at least 2 seconds to turn the climate control off and to block the air supply from the outside. 'Off' appears in the display.
Q5: Press the 'Off' button to turn the climate control off and to block the air supply from the outside.
Q7, A6 (MY 2010): Press the 'On/Off' button to switch the air conditioning off and to block the air supply from the outside.
A6 (MY 2009 and older): Hold the 'ECON' button for two or more seconds to turn off the air conditioner.
A4, A5, A6, A8, Q5, Q7: By pressing and holding the regulator on the driver's side, the temperature setting on the driver's side can be switched to the passenger's side, and vice versa. The new temperature is shown in the display. To cancel, adjust the settings on the front passenger side. In the Q7, you can synchronize four-zone automatic comfort air conditioning. By pressing and holding the control knob on the driver's side, the temperature setting on the driver's side can be switched to the passenger's side and to the outer rear seats. The new temperature is shown in the display. By simultaneously pressing and holding the regulators on the driver's side and front passenger's side, the temperature setting on the driver's side can be switched to the front passenger's side. The new temperature is shown in the display.
A3: Press the 'Auto' button and hold it for several seconds.
A4, A5, A6 Q5, Q7: Yes. Press the 'Fan' button, and rotate the regulator knob to set the desired fan speed.
Note: When setting your fan speed, a small triangle on the numerical dial will appear to give you an option to move back into 'auto' fan speed. When you select this setting (with the triangle marker), your system will be placed in auto mode and will maintain constant temperatures in the interior and dehumidifies the air inside the vehicle.
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.
To open the windows, push the switch to the first stop and hold it there until the window has lowered to the desired position. Push the switch briefly to the second stop and the window will automatically open all the way. To close the windows, pull the switch to the first stop and hold it until the window reaches the desired position. Pull the switch briefly to the second stop to automatically close the window.
The wiper lever has five possible positions. By pressing the lever up once, the lever is in intermittent wiping mode and the switch is used to change the intervals. Move to the second upward position to be in the 'low' wiper speed, move to the third upward position for the 'high' wiper speed. Move the wiper downward when you want to wipe the windshield briefly. Pull the lever forward and hold for the automatic wiper/washer. Once the lever is released, the washer stops and the wipers keep going for about four seconds.
The intermittent wiper is based on sensor feeds, not on time and cannot be switched off. To reduce the sensitivity of the sensor, move switch down (A3) or to the left (A4/A5/Q5). To increase the sensitivity, move the switch up (A3) or move the switch to the right (A4/A5/Q5). The higher the sensitivity sensor is set, the earlier the windshield wipers react to moisture on the windshield.
A3, Q5, Q7: Use the wiper lever to operate the rear window wiper and the automatic wiper/washer. Push the wiper lever forward towards the dashboard to the first position where the wiper will wipe the window approximately every 4 seconds. To clean the rear window, push the wiper lever forward to the second stop position and hold it there for as long as you want the rear wiper/washer to operate. Once the lever is released, the washer stops and the wiper keeps going for approximately 4 seconds.
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.
Audi side assist helps when changing lanes. It uses radar sensors to help the driver check blind spots, and see what is happening in traffic behind the vehicle. The system works at speeds faster than 19 mph.
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: 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.