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By YOUCANIC on May 28, 2019

How to change Audi battery

In this tutorial, you will find instructions on how to change the battery on various Audi models.

To change the battery on 1995-2020 Audi model you will need a few basic tools such as a 10mm wrench, terminal cleaning brush, battery protector and of course a new Audi battery.


  • Audi does not start
  • Battery dead or does not hold a charge
  • Engine cranks very slow
  • Audi has no power or lights

What you will need


Tools Needed



Remove key from ignition

Before you get started replacing the car battery on your Audi remove the key from the ignition.

Audi can be sensitive to low voltage and keeping the key in the ignition can cause electrical problems. In case your Audi battery is completely dead, you will not be able to get into the car because your key fob remote will not unlock the car. Remove the metal key from the remove and manually open the driver's door.

1995-2020 Audi model Change car battery at home negative termnial


Open Hood

Pull the hood release under the dashboard on driver's side. Next, release the hood latch at the front of your model


Locate battery

To access the battery you may need to remove the plastic cover. 

open trunk to access battery


Disconnect Negative

Disconnect the negative battery termnial on your Audi. Loosen the 10mm nut, no need to remove it. Then twist the cable and pull it away from the battery post.

1995-2020 Audi model Change car battery at home negative termnial


Disconnect Possitive

Next, disconnect the positive battery terminal.

Replace Battery

Remove battery hold down bracket. Here is a close up picture of the battery bracket on your Audi model.

Clean terminals

It is important to clean battery terminals of your Audi using a termnial brush. This will ensure that you don't have any corrosion issue in the future.

Connect Positive

Reconnect battery terminals. First, connect the positive battery cable on your Audi. Tighten the 10mm nut on the positive battery clamp.

Connect Negative Cable

Connect the negative cable. Tighten the 10mm nut on the negative clamp. When possible use battery fiber washers to prevent corrosion of the battery terminals.


Protect Termnials

Spray battery terminal protector on the battery posts and clamps. A battery protector helps seal the metal surfaces. It helps reduce corrosion and improves current flow.

Start the Engine

Now it is time to start your Audi. Enter the car and start the engine as you normally would. Follow the instructions found on your owner's manual to synchronize windows, sunroof, seats and set lost radio preset stations.

Audi A S Q TT models  chattery chage guide instructions to do it at home



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