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Audi Q7: Door B-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Exterior Equipment / Door B-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

B-Pillar Door Trim, Removing and Installing, Front

Removing

- Move the door window into the "open" position.

- Remove the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Front Door Trim; Window Frame Trim Removing and Installing.

- Remove the seal -1- from the rear window guide near the B-pillar trim.

- Remove the bolts -A arrows-.

- Push the B-pillar trim -4- downward -arrow A-. While doing this, the tab -3- will disengage from the opening -2-.

- Push the B-pillar trim toward the outside until it disengages.

- Remove the B-pillar trim upward.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  Note

For an easier installation, spray the seal with soapy water, for example.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - B-Pillar Trim"

B-Pillar Door Trim, Removing and Installing, Rear

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-

Removing

- Move the door window into the "open" position.

- Remove the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Rear Door Trim Panels; Window Frame Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the window guide -5- from the B-pillar trim -1-.

- Loosen the window guide sealing lip -2- from the bonding on the B-pillar trim.

- Remove the bolts -A arrows-.

- Push the B-pillar trim downward -arrow B-. While doing this, the tab -3- will disengage from the door body -4-.

- Pull the B-pillar trim forward from the enclosure and upward from the door.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the B-pillar 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.

- Remove the adhesive residue using Adhesive Strip Remover -VAS6349-.

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

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

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive tape and adhesive tape the B-pillar trim.

  • Vehicle resting time is a minimum 0.5 hours with the doors open at room temperature.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - B-Pillar Trim"

Door C-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Move the door window into the "open" position.

- Remove the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Rear Door Trim Panels; Window Frame Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the window guide -1- just far enough from the C-pillar trim -4- until the bolts are accessible.

- Remove the bolts -A arrows-.

- Push the C-pillar trim downward -arrow B-. While doing this, the tab -3- will disengage from the door body -2-.

- Pull the C-pillar trim toward the rear from the holder and upward from the door.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - C-Pillar Trim"

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