Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Cover, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-
  • Wedge Set -T10383-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-
  • Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1-

Door Cover, Removing and Installing, Front

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure.

Special tools and equipment. Refer to → Chapter "Cover, Removing and Installing".

Removing

- Open the door.

- Loosen the lower seam seal -1- from the bonding to the door cover -3-.

- Carefully warm the door cover using the -VAG1416- and pry using the -T10383/1- from the door -2- and disengage downward -arrows-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the cover must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.

Installation preparation for reinstalling painted covers:

- Remove the adhesive residue completely from the cover.

- Clean the adhesive surface on the plastic side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply the Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1- to the adhesive surface on the cover and let it dry.

- Apply double-sided tape to the same location on the cover. Refer to Parts Catalog

Continuation:

- Clean the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- to the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let it dry.

- Fold back the ends of the protective film, or attach the pulling aids -3 and 5- to the protective film.

- Remove the protective film on the pulling aids from the adhesive tape -2, 4 and 6-.

- Engage the doo cover -1- on the bottom of the door -7- and align via the locating pin.

- Press the door cover on until it audibly engages.

- Press on the door cover in the area of the adhesive surface with the -3356-.

  • Vehicle resting time is at least one hour at room temperature.
  • It is durable after at least 24 hours.

- Install the seam seal. Refer to → Chapter "Seam Seal, Removing and Installing".

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Door Cover, Removing and Installing, Rear

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure.

Special tools and equipment. Refer to → Chapter "Cover, Removing and Installing".

Removing

- Open the door.

- Remove the seam seal -1- from the door cover -3-.

- Carefully warm the door cover using the -VAG1416- and pry using the -T10383/1- from the door -2- and disengage downward -arrows-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the cover must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.

Installation Preparation for Reinstalling Painted Covers:

- Remove the adhesive residue completely from the cover.

- Clean the adhesive surface on the plastic side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply the Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1- to the adhesive surface on the cover and let it dry.

- Apply double-sided tape to the same location on the cover. Refer to Parts Catalog

Continuation:

- Clean the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- to the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let it dry.

- Fold back the end of the protective film, or attach the pulling aids -3 and 5- to the protective film.

- Remove the protective film on the pulling aids from the adhesive tape -2, 4 and 6-.

- Engage the doo cover -1- on the bottom of the door -7- and align via the locating pin.

- Press the door cover on until it audibly engages.

- Press on the door cover in the area of the adhesive surface with the -3356-.

  • Vehicle resting time is at least one hour at room temperature.
  • It is durable after at least 24 hours.

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Sill Panel Trim, Removing and Installing

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Sill Panel Trim"

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-
  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-

Removing

Versions with Illuminated Sill Panel:

- Remove the front sill panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels; Sill Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Lift the carpet slightly and disconnect the connector -3-.

- Free up the wire by slightly pulling the seal -2- away from the body flange.

Continuation for All Vehicles:

- Carefully warm up the sill panel trim -1- using the -VAS1978/14A-.

- Carefully pry the sill panel trim from the side sill -arrow- using the -3409-. Do not damage the paint coat while doing so.

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Installing

  • The vehicle and the trim must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.

Installation Preparation for Reinstalling Illuminated Sill Panel Trims:

- Remove any adhesive residue completely from the trim.

- Clean the adhesive surface on the plastic side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply the Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1- to the adhesive surface on the cover and let it dry.

- Apply double-sided tape to the same location on the trim. Refer to Parts Catalog

Continuation:

- Clean the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- to the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let it dry.

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive tape -1 and 3-.

- Position the sill panel trim -2- over the pins on the side sill -arrows-.

- Push the sill panel trim onto the side sill using the -3356-.

  • Vehicle resting time is at least 3.5 hours at room temperature.

Further installation is the reverse order of removal.

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Drip Rail, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Hand drill
  • 5 mm drill bit

Drip Rail, Removing

- Starting at the bottom, carefully remove the drip rail -1- upward -arrow-.

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Drip Rail Clamping Strip, Removing

- Drill out the rivet heads -arrows- and drive out the rivet shafts.

- Remove the clamping strip -1-.

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Installing

- Push in the drip rail -2- starting at the top in the retaining strip -5- and clip -1- all the way.

  3 - Windshield

  4 - Roof

  6 - A-Pillar

Installation Instructions. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Drip Rail".

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