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    Re: Replacing Battery - How to remove Trunk

    I would like to thank those that wrote this thread witout which it would have been an even more annoying job to do! Thanks!!

    Have just done this today, am not experienced working on cars & it took 3 hours without breaking anything
    Do not attempt it without an arm puller for the wipers and take it very slow & easy applying pressure & spraying WD40's 'seized thread' product on between tapping with a rubber mallet
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    Re: Replacing Battery - How to remove Trunk

    Can a Moderator please move this to the 'sticky's' before it slowly fades away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old phart View Post
    Can a Moderator please move this to the 'sticky's' before it slowly fades away.
    I added a link to this thread in the FAQ's Maintenance and Service post.

    It seems clear from your comments and photos that not all markets have the inside emergency release handle (presumably for use by a trapped child). Some cars only have the light. If you have only the light then it is apparently not necessary to remove it - just disconnect the electrical lead. If your car DOES have the emergency release assembly, it is connected by a bowden wire to the hood latch and so must be removed from the trunk before the trunk can be removed (as described in my post #4).
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    Re: Replacing Battery - How to remove Trunk

    To the guys who removed the boot without removing the wipers/struts.

    how on earth did you pull out the front trunk without removing that top plastic/wipers, I'm in this position right now and there is maybe 2-3cm of lift of that plastic at the top but noway will it shift enough to allow the boot to pop out...
    causing me grief now as I can't locate a wiper removal tool either :S

    The additional grief is here in Aus, currently seems nobody has a similar type of battery, or that said everyone wants me to bring the current one in, so they can match it, but thats a bit tricky when I can't get the boot out yet

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    Re: Replacing Battery - How to remove Trunk

    hey everyone,

    I just need to update this, so the hard part on this if you dont have the tool, is removing the wiper blades. It's saturday here in australia and I couldnt find any shop that sold them, was willing to drive, no luck. Was coming to the conclusion i'll just have to wrestle with them to get them off until a mate phoned me. He works in windscreen repair. I told him what everyone mentioned and he agreed there are tools that can help but in the event of no tools handy its not the end of the world and will still take less than a couple of minutes.

    One video chat later, I had 2 wipers off the car. The process? after removing the nut, right behind the elbow of the windscreen wiper, with open palm just hit it and keep htiting it so it flexes, the flexing will send shock through the rest of the arm and slowly have it release, you dont have to hit it too hard for this, I hit it maybe around 15-20times and suddenly you feel it/see it release and just like that the wiper is off.

    The passenger side (Australia / Driver side for you left hand drive locations) was a little more difficult since there is less flex in those one at the same joint, however the same process and maybe a couple extra taps with the hand and sure enough, the wiper came right off.

    My car is a 2012 V10 if that makes any difference, but I could do backflips now I'm that happy those came off without the tool, I've now got full access to everything. It felt more difficult removing the actual top plastic part after the wipers were off than removing the actual wipers.
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    Re: Replacing Battery - How to remove Trunk

    be really careful when you 'hit it', R8 windscreens are notoriously easy to crack at the wiper arm base.

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    Re: Replacing Battery - How to remove Trunk

    If I have time, I'll record a video of the wiper removal. You barely have to hit it, a tennis ball falling onto the windscreen would be more force on the windscreen than what I used to push on the wiper arm to have it pop off.
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