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Was reading the manual looking for a way to connect the GT to my home wifi as the cellular network doesn't reach (so I can't see how it's charging or use any of the advanced functions) when I stumbled across this

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Just.. why? It's the best place where to put all that stuff, what's the reason why Audi says not to do it?
And should I listen to them? :D
 

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Are you sure they mean the frunk here? I read it that you should not put it in the passenger seat or try to fit it in the small compartment in front of the passenger seat.

For me the charging cable even came in the frunk when I got the car!
 

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That bag is more of a problem if you need to coil the cable to make it fit right. I ended up getting a generic travel bag with a zipper a few sizes up and that solved the problem pretty well.
 

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Are you sure they mean the frunk here? I read it that you should not put it in the passenger seat or try to fit it in the small compartment in front of the passenger seat.

For me the charging cable even came in the frunk when I got the car!
Yep, pretty sure.
I had the same doubt so I searched “front compartment” in the manual, and it talks about refilling fluids & co.

Plus, this pic doesn’t leave room for doubts:
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so is it just some legal technicality or there’s actual risk? 😂😂
 

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....also, you cannot connect your etron to your home wifi. The car only connects via the Audi Cloud using the basic mobile data. If you upgrade your Audi Connect plan you can get more features, including being able to use the car as a wifi hotspot. Even then, though, you can ONLY connect TO the car, not have the car connect to some other data source.
 

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....also, you cannot connect your etron to your home wifi. The car only connects via the Audi Cloud using the basic mobile data. If you upgrade your Audi Connect plan you can get more features, including being able to use the car as a wifi hotspot. Even then, though, you can ONLY connect TO the car, not have the car connect to some other data source.
Yeah that's what I feared, I'm a bit puzzled because on reddit I saw folks with some Audi PHEV who seem to be able to connect the car to the home WiFi.

As an alternative, I have the Audi Connect Charger (the one with the screen and advanced functions) which connects to my WiFi. Perhaps if it's connected to the car I can use it as a proxy to communicate with it, but I don't have much hope lol. Will test it out.

Btw I do have the hotspot (and it's usless imho), although I didn't upgrade Audi Connect - probably here in Europe things are a bit different.
 

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Yeah that's what I feared, I'm a bit puzzled because on reddit I saw folks with some Audi PHEV who seem to be able to connect the car to the home WiFi.

As an alternative, I have the Audi Connect Charger (the one with the screen and advanced functions) which connects to my WiFi. Perhaps if it's connected to the car I can use it as a proxy to communicate with it, but I don't have much hope lol. Will test it out.

Btw I do have the hotspot (and it's usless imho), although I didn't upgrade Audi Connect - probably here in Europe things are a bit different.
Right. Things are packaged differently here in the US compared to EU. In the EU you used be at least be able to select your mobile provider for the car. Is that not the case? Here in the US you are locked into the mobile provider.
 

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The old versions of Audi MMI that pre-date the GT by a few years allow you to connect to a mobile hotspot or home wifi.

My guess about the front compartment is that it isn't protected as much from extremes of temperature whereas cabin air gets expelled through the boot (trunk) area. My charger came in its bag with the bags clamps clamped to the hooks in the floor of the boot (trunk). I keep it in the front compartment though as I've only used it a couple of times.
 

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My guess about the front compartment is that it isn't protected as much from extremes of temperature whereas cabin air gets expelled through the boot (trunk) area. My charger came in its bag with the bags clamps clamped to the hooks in the floor of the boot (trunk). I keep it in the front compartment though as I've only used it a couple of times.
Good point, but suppose you don't use your car for a few days, wouldn't both areas have the same temperature? :unsure:

I used the charger once when new, and it's in the frunk ever since.
And, kinda forgot about the frunk ... so I guess I'm not using that as well. 😆
 

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I got it all in the bag and in frunk. I put the bulky converter unit for 3 pin (UK) home plug socket charging and associated wires uner the shallow hidden compartment under the floor of ‘boot’ (trunk) where a spare tyre might normally sit. Fits pretty well. I then leave the other cable loose in bottom of Frunk. Hope thats not an issue too. Id be very surprised if they get compromised in cold weather as they work when in use in all seasons. Im down in audi friday with a GT technician to inspect some fault alerts im getting.
 

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I got it all in the bag and in frunk. I put the bulky converter unit for 3 pin (UK) home plug socket charging and associated wires uner the shallow hidden compartment under the floor of ‘boot’ (trunk) where a spare tyre might normally sit. Fits pretty well. I then leave the other cable loose in bottom of Frunk. Hope thats not an issue too. Id be very surprised if they get compromised in cold weather as they work when in use in all seasons. Im down in audi friday with a GT technician to inspect some fault alerts im getting.
if you ask the technician could you please let us know what they say?
 

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My charger didn’t come with a bag. It’s only left the frunk when the dealer serviced the car. My frunk has the mechanical lever opener just live my A4 and Allroads did. No buttons to fail.
 

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You can't but the main charger and charging the main battery won't help. The frunk power button gets it power from the 12V battery.
Yes you can.

But you have to put it on a lift.

Then remove the the plastic cover from the bottom of the car.

Then use a tool to reach up behind the bumper and hook the cable that unlatches the frunk hood.

Then pull on that cable to pop the hood.

Watch the first Rich Rebuilds video. They go through the process.

(There is more than a little bit of sarcasm in this response. But its kinda accurate)
 
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