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Old 05-14-2018, 06:03 PM
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Hi All,

I recently purchased an Audi A7 Premium Plus with the 20" Sport wheels and suspension. I love the car and I enjoy driving it a lot. I'm coming from a BMW 535 which was good, but not as buttery smooth and nice looking as the A7 in my opinion.

I'm here to get some advise regarding an issue I'm having when opening/closing the trunk. It seems when the trunk fully opens or closes I hear water moving around, I actually saw a little bit coming from above the button inside the trunk used to close it and open it.

What area should I be checking for a clog? Not sure if related, but after a car wash I also saw some water stay around the gas cap area.
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Originally Posted by eddyortiz91 View Post
Hi All,

I recently purchased an Audi A7 Premium Plus with the 20" Sport wheels and suspension. I love the car and I enjoy driving it a lot. I'm coming from a BMW 535 which was good, but not as buttery smooth and nice looking as the A7 in my opinion.

I'm here to get some advise regarding an issue I'm having when opening/closing the trunk. It seems when the trunk fully opens or closes I hear water moving around, I actually saw a little bit coming from above the button inside the trunk used to close it and open it.

What area should I be checking for a clog? Not sure if related, but after a car wash I also saw some water stay around the gas cap area.
There should be no way to trap water. You can remove the inner liner though and see if water is in there. There are 2 screws under the cover for the warning triangle that after removed will allow you to drop the liner out and look. I think.
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Welcome to the forum.
I too came from BMW - a 435D which was a nice car but nowhere near as smooth and satisfying as my A7
The trunk on mine makes no watery noises whatsoever.
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There should be no way to trap water. You can remove the inner liner though and see if water is in there. There are 2 screws under the cover for the warning triangle that after removed will allow you to drop the liner out and look. I think.
I'm going to check, do you mind showing me were those screws are?

Is this normal, let me know if you guys have seen it:

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Welcome to the forum.
I too came from BMW - a 435D which was a nice car but nowhere near as smooth and satisfying as my A7
The trunk on mine makes no watery noises whatsoever.
What year?

Any issues so far?
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Originally Posted by eddyortiz91 View Post
I'm going to check, do you mind showing me were those screws are?

Is this normal, let me know if you guys have seen it:
The fuel door pocket has a drain. Stick a toothpick in that round bolt looking thing.

Before removing the rear hatch trim, raise the spoiler and check the two drains.
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The fuel door pocket has a drain. Stick a toothpick in that round bolt looking thing.

Before removing the rear hatch trim, raise the spoiler and check the two drains.
I just used a toothpick and it seems to be a solid bolt in the middle. I can use a hex head screw driver and take it out. I will try later.

Does your bolt look just like mine from what you can see in the pic?
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Originally Posted by eddyortiz91 View Post
I just used a toothpick and it seems to be a solid bolt in the middle. I can use a hex head screw driver and take it out. I will try later.

Does your bolt look just like mine from what you can see in the pic?


Here's what I have. Small screwdriver to show the angle.
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Originally Posted by eddyortiz91 View Post
I'm going to check, do you mind showing me were those screws are?

Is this normal, let me know if you guys have seen it:

Follow this link and they are shown.
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Removed the screw and the water is draining properly. I don't understand who and why, but finally figured it out.
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