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Old 26th March 2021, 11:55 AM
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Default Parking sensor buzzer location

So.... VCDS says that the reason I get one long irritating beep (from the front) and no working parking sensors when I selector reverse, is because the rear buzzer is broken.
Seems a bit unexpected, but before I can test/replace it, I have to find it. It doesn't appear to be obvious so before I go ripping trip off at random any clues? Or do I just need new glasses?

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Old 26th March 2021, 12:03 PM
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Its under the rear shelf on the left side of the car.
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Old 26th March 2021, 01:01 PM
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Thanks MJ.....
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Old 26th March 2021, 01:37 PM
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ok.... so is this under the rear shelf in the boot (which as far as I can see, it isn't, even with the speaker covers off, or under the rear shelf trim panel inside the car?

Does the trim panel come out without removing the rear seat?
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Old 26th March 2021, 01:51 PM
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Its under the rear shelf trim panel in the cabin, between it and the sheet metal.

Rear seat base out - two screws under flaps in the footwell carpet.

Rear seat backrest out - two screws at the base plus two m6 bolts underneath the centre rear headrest, behind the leather flap at the base of it. Also remove the seatbelts and flip them over on to the shelf to make it easier. Then lift the backrest up 1" each side and tip forward. A second person is helpful to lift it out.

Then speakers out and two plastic rivets at the base of each quarter window and the shelf slides forwards. You can get to the buzzer without removing the shelf from the car - just drop it down where the seat backrest was, with the belts still in it.

If you have a rear blind then there are three 10mm nuts under the shelf, accessible from inside the boot. I would recommend removing the D-pillar trim panels to get a blind out cleanly without damaging anything but thats a whole order of magnitude more work.
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Old 26th March 2021, 02:00 PM
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Jeez.... typical Audi access!

I'll buy a new one first then because I'm not doing that more than once. I think I can see the plastic rivets that hold it from inside the boot.

Many thanks for the info - would have taken me a while to work that out for myself.

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