How to jump start Audi dead battery

There are two methods to jump-start an Audi. You can either use a helper car to jump-start your dead Audi battery or use a jump box. In this guide, you will find instructions on how to jump-start an Audi using both these methods.

These are general instructions meant to help owners of Audi A3, S3, RS3, A4, S4, A5, S5, A6, S6, A7, S7, RS7, A8, S8, Q3, Q5, SQ5, Q7, TT, R8. 


Typical symptoms of a dead Audi battery include:

  • Audi Won't Start,
  • Audi engine won't turn over,
  • You hear a click, click, click when you press start

What you will need


If your Aud battery is dead, the key fob will not work. Remove the metal key from the keyfob and manually open the driver's door. For more help on how to remove the metal key from the keyfob watch these videos on this guide. 

Remove key from the ignition

Remove key from the ignition. Modern cars are very sensitive to voltage drops and Audi models such as A3 A4 A5 S6 Q5 TT models are no exception. To avoid electrical problems, make sure the ignition is turned off.

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TIP: If you are unable to unlock the door with the key fob remote, use the emergency metal key inserted in your key fob to manually unlock driver's door.

Open Hood

Open the hood. Locate the hood release underneath the dash. Pull the lever until you hear the hood pop open. Next, you need to release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood.


Locate Battery Jump Terminals

Locate the terminals where you can jump start your Audi. Avoid connecting the jumper cables directly to the battery. Instead, use the jump starting terminals. 

1995-2020 Audi model Jump Starting Instructions


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Audi A4 and Q5 postive jump start terminals. 

Connect the jumper cables here if your Audi does not have a separate positive post shown in the previous step. On this terminal, you can connect the red clamp from your jump box or the red clamp of the jumper cables. instruction on how to jump start Acura A S Q TT models  with dead battery


Connect Negative Cable

Here is where you can connect to the negative terminal.

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A bolt on the strut tower or dedicated post can also be used to connect the negative cable (black clamp).

Jump Start Audi

If you are using a jump box, remember to turn it on. If you are using another vehicle to jump-start your Audi connect the jumper cables to the other car. Remember Red on Red (positive), Black on Black (ground).


Start Engine

Start the engine. If the car won't start the first time, check the clamps to make sure they are making good contact. Allow the battery to charge for a few minutes before driving off.

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