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Audi Q7: A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body  Interior / Interior Trim / A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

A-Pillar Upper Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80-200-
  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-
  • Omega Clip Tool -T40280-

Removing

- Remove the instrument panel side cover. Refer to → Chapter "Instrument Panel Side Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Unclip the A-pillar gap cover -1- using the -3409- in direction of -arrow A- and disengage at the A-pillar upper trim panel in direction of -arrow B-.

  WARNING

Follow all safety precautions when working on pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Safety Precautions for Pyrotechnic Components".

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- Unclip the cap -2- with the symbol "Airbag" using a screwdriver.

- Remove the bolt -1-.

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- Free up the A-pillar trim panel -1- near the door seal and disengage at the A-pillar.

- Carefully loosen the A-pillar trim panel with the -80 - 200- until the first catch loosens in direction of -arrow A-.

- Pull the trim up in direction of -arrow B- to disengage the clamps, with the hooks from the instrument panel. The clamps with slide out of the mounting point on the body.

Installing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working on pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Safety Precautions for Pyrotechnic Components".
  • Do not pinch the head curtain airbag when installing the upper A-pillar trim.

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- Insert the A-pillar trim -1- in the mount on the instrument panel in direction of -arrow-.

Further installation is the reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - A-Pillar Trim Panel".

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A-Pillar Lower Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-
  • Omega Clip Tool -T40280-

Removing

- Remove the instrument panel side cover. Refer to → Chapter "Instrument Panel Side Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Unclip the A-pillar gap cover -1- using the -3409- in direction of -arrow A- and disengage at the A-pillar upper trim panel in direction of -arrow B-.

- Unclip the sill panel in the front area from the A-pillar lower trim panel. Refer to → Chapter "Front Sill Panel Strip, Removing and Installing".

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Driver Side

- Remove the footrest. Refer to → Chapter "Footrest, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the operating lever handle from the rear lid latch. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.55; Hood; Latch Release Lever, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bolt -2-.

Continuation for Both Sides of Vehicle

- Free up the A-pillar trim panel near the door seal and disengage at the A-pillar.

- Disengage the A-pillar trim panel -1- at the bottom of the side sill in direction of -arrow A- and pull toward the rear.

- Unclip the A-pillar trim panel from the A-pillar in direction of -arrow B- and remove it.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - A-Pillar Trim Panel".

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