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

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

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80-200-
  • Omega Clip Tool -T40280-

Removing

  WARNING

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

- Remove the luggage compartment side trim panel. Refer to → Chapter "Luggage Compartment Side Trim Panel, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the rear sill trim. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Sill Panel, Removing and Installing".

- Free up the C-pillar trim panel -1- in the area near the door seals, disengage at the front of the C-pillar and unclip from the C-pillar using the -80-200- in direction of -arrows A-.

- Remove the C-pillar trim panel from the mount on the body in direction of -arrow B- by moving the trim panel inward and pulling it downward at the same time.

- Remove the C-pillar trim panel with the seat belt webbing still threaded through it.

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  Note

To replace the C-pillar trim panel, remove the rear belt end fitting. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Outer Belt End Fitting, Removing and Installing".

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 C-pillar trim.

Install in reverse order of removal.

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

D-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80-200-
  • Omega Clip Tool -T40280-

Removing

- If installed, remove the expander pin -1- for the catch using a small screwdriver and remove the roll cover catch -2- using pliers.

  WARNING

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

- Remove the luggage compartment side trim panel. Refer to → Chapter "Luggage Compartment Side Trim Panel, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the roof end strip. Refer to → Chapter "Roof End Strip, Removing and Installing".

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- Unclip the cap -1- with the symbol "Airbag" using a screwdriver.

- Remove the bolt -2- underneath.

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- Remove the bolts -1 and 3-.

- Free up the D-pillar trim panel -2- near the rear lid seal, disengage it at the rear of the D-pillar and unclip from the D-pillar using the -80-200--arrow-.

- If installed, guide out the belt tongue -4- and remove the D-pillar trim panel.

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  Note

North American market version: if installed, remove the third row rear belt end fitting to replace the D-pillar trim panel. Refer to → Chapter "Third Row Rear Belt End Fitting, Removing and Installing".

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 D-pillar trim.

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - D-Pillar Trim Panel".

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