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Audi Q7: Door Handle, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Rear Doors / Door Handle, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the housing. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle, Removing and Installing".

- Pull the door handle -1- in the direction of the -arrow-. This disengages the door handle from the operating lever in the mounting bracket.

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- Tilt the door handle -1- outward -arrow- and remove it from the mount on the mounting bracket.

- Equipped on some models: disconnect the connector -2- on the door handle.

- If the door handle is to be replaced, also remove the following components:

  • Door handle trim. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle Trim, Removing and Installing".
  • Rear exterior door handle illumination bulb. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Exterior Door Handle Lamps; Exterior Door Handle Illumination Bulb, Removing and Installing.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  Note

Replace the seals for the door handles if damaged or brittle.

- Insert the door handle -1--arrow A-. It must engage in the mount -2- on the mounting bracket.

- Pivot the door handle in the direction of -arrow B- and engage audibly forward in the direction of travel -arrow C-.

  • The carrier -3- is placed in the operating lever from this.

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Door Handle Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the door handle. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle, Removing and Installing".

- Pry the door handle trim -2- out using an awl -1- at the location shown in the illustration -arrow-.

- Remove the trim from the door handle -3-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Door Handle Trim Molding, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the door handle. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolt -1-.

- Remove the trim molding -2- from the door handle -3--arrow-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The bolt head must not project over the contact surface for the tread.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Mounting Bracket"

Mounting Bracket, Removing and Installing

  NOTICE

Risk of damaging the operating cable by deforming it.

- Never sharply bend or kink the operating cable.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80-200-

Removing

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

- Remove the door inner cover. Refer to → Chapter "Door Inner Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the door handle. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle, Removing and Installing".

- Unclip the backing plates -1 and 2- for the door handle.

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- Equipped on some models: disengage the wire on the mounting bracket -arrow-.

- Free up the spiral clip -1- for the wire using the -80 - 200-.

- Remove the bolt -3-.

- Disengage the mounting bracket -2- toward the rear and carefully to the opening for the door inner cover, at the same time pay attention to the operating cable.

- Disengage the operating cable from the operating lever on the mounting bracket. Refer to → Chapter "Door Lock Cable, Removing and Installing".

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Installing

- Engage the operating cable in the operating lever on the mounting bracket. Refer to → Chapter "Door Lock Cable, Removing and Installing".

- Bring the mounting bracket -2- into the installation position and on the outer door panel -1--arrows-.

Further installation is performed in reverse order of removal, while noting the following:

  • Equipped on some models: the wiring harness for the exterior door handle touch sensor/exterior door handle illumination must be routed on the mounting bracket, that points to the outer door panel.

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  Note

If the wiring harness is not routed correctly, there may be noises when opening and closing the door window, because the door window grazes the wiring harness.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Mounting Bracket"

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