Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Cleaning/changing wiper blades

Fig. 47 Windshield wipers: changing the wiper blades
Fig. 47 Windshield wipers: changing the wiper blades

Wiper blade replacement position

  • Switch off the ignition and hold the windshield wiper lever in position (4), fig. 45 until the windshield wiper moves into the wiper blade replacement position.
  • To bring the windshield wipers into the normal position, switch the ignition on and hold the lever in position (4) until the windshield wipers go back to the original position, or drive faster than 8 mph (12 km/h).

You can also turn the wiper blade replacement position on or off in the MMI:

  • Switch the windshield wipers off (position (0), fig. 45).
  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Settings & Service > Wiper change position.

Cleaning the wiper blades

Requirement: the windshield wipers must be in the wiper blade replacement position.

  • Fold the windshield wiper arm away from the windshield.
  • For information on cleaning.

Replacing the wiper blades

Requirement: the windshield wipers must be in the wiper blade replacement position.

  • Fold the windshield wiper arm away from the windshield.
  • Hold the wiper blade firmly.
  • Press the locking knob (1) on the wiper blade.
  • Remove the wiper blade from the windshield wiper arm mount (2).
  • Insert the new wiper blade into the mount on the wiper arm until it clicks into place.
  • Place the wiper arm back on the windshield.
  • Exit the wiper blade replacement position.

WARNING

  • For safety reasons, the windshield wiper blades should be replaced once or twice each year.
  • Dirty windshield wiper blades can impair vision, which increases the risk of an accident.

Note

  • The windshield wipers must only be lifted up when in the wiper blade replacement position.

    Otherwise, you risk damaging the paint on the hood or the windshield wiper motor.

  • You should not move your vehicle or press the lever when the wiper arms are folded up from the windshield. The windshield wipers would move back into their original position and could damage the hood and windshield.

Tips

  • You can also use the wiper blade replacement position for other reasons, for example if you want to protect the windshield from icing by using a cover.
  • You cannot activate the wiper blade replacement position when the hood is open.

Cleaning/changing the rear wiper blade

Applies to: vehicles with rear window wiper

Fig. 48 Rear window wiper: installing the wiper blade
Fig. 48 Rear window wiper: installing the wiper blade

Cleaning the wiper blades

  • Fold the wiper arm away from the rear window.
  • For information on cleaning.

Removing the wiper blade

  • Fold the wiper arm away from the rear window.
  • Remove the wiper blade from its holder.

Installing the wiper blade

  • Press the wiper blade mount into the retainer.
  • Fold the window wiper arm back onto the rear window.

WARNING

For safety reasons, the windshield wiper blades should be replaced once or twice each year.

Messages

The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

If the indicator light turns on, then there is a windshield wiper malfunction. The message that is also displayed indicates the cause and possible solutions. If one of the messages does not turn off, drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

Automatic wipers: malfunction! See owner's manual

The light/rain sensor is malfunctioning. You can still control all functions that are not controlled by the rain sensor using the windshield wiper lever.

Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

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