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Audi Q7: Door, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Disconnect the door cut-off connector -1- from the A-pillar. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.97; Connectors.

- Tape off the A-pillar in the door arrester area using adhesive tape, so that the paint will not be damaged.

- Remove the door arrester bolt -2-.

- Remove the upper and lower cap -3-.

- Remove the set screw -4- from the top and bottom of the door hinge.

- Carefully remove the door upward out of the door hinges.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • Do not make any adjustments after installing the front door.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door"

Door, Adjusting

Adjustment Dimensions

Adjustment Dimensions

A  - Front Door to Fender

  • Gap dimension -a- = 3.4 +- 0.5 mm
  • Flush dimension -b- = 0/-1.0 mm
  • Parallel alignment = 0.5 mm

 -1- Front fender

 -5- Front door

B  - Front Door to Top of Rear Door

  • Gap dimension -c- = 3.8 +- 1.0 mm
  • Flush dimension -d- = 0.5/-1.0 mm
  • Parallel alignment = 0.5 mm

 -2- Front B-Pillar Trim

 -3- Rear B-Pillar Trim

C - Front Door to Bottom of Rear Door

  • Gap dimension -f- = 4.0 -0.3/+0.7 mm
  • Flush dimension -e- = 0/- 1.0 mm.
  • Parallel alignment = 0.5 mm

 -4- Rear Door

 -5- Front door

Door Adjustment, Checking

Check Points for Adjusting Door, Using -T40038/18-.

Check the height and side adjustment at check point "A" using -T40038/18-.

Check the height and side adjustment at check point "B" using -T40038/18-.

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Gauge - Gap Adjustment -3371-
  • Template -T40038/18-

Check Points for Adjusting Door, Using -T40038/18-

- Place the template on the check point:

  • Template side "A" on the check point -A- at distance -x1- = 150 mm.
  • Template side "B" on the check point -B- at distance -x2- = 150 mm.

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Height and Side Adjustment at Check Point "A", Checking using -T40038/18-

- Place the template side "A" on the corresponding check point on the body -3-.

  • The contour of the template must completely contact the body.
  • At the correct height adjustment the bottom of the trim molding -2- must be within the tolerance -z- of the template contour.
  • At the correct side adjustment the dimension -y- must be between the template and the dimension -1- within the tolerance.
  • Dimension -y- = 0/-1.0 mm.

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Height and Side Adjustment at Check Point "B", Checking using -T40038/18-

- Place the template side "B" on the corresponding check point on the body -3-.

  • The contour of the template must completely contact the body.
  • At the correct height adjustment the bottom of the trim molding -2- must be within the tolerance -z- of the template contour.
  • At the correct side adjustment the dimension -y- must be between the template and the dimension -1- within the tolerance.
  • Dimension -y- = 0/-1.0 mm.

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Preliminary Work for Length and Side Adjustment

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

Driver Side:

- Remove Fuse Panel B -SB-, free it up and push it to the side. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.97; Relay Panel, Fuse Panel, E-Boxes; Component Location Overview - Relay Panel, Fuse Panel and E-Boxes.

- Remove the mount for the Vehicle Electrical System Control Module -J519-. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.97; Control Modules; Vehicle Electrical System Control ModuleJ519, Removing and Installing.

Front Passenger Side:

- Remove the glove compartment. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.68; Storage Compartments and Covers; Glove Compartment, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the A-pillar lower trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels; A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Equipped on some models; remove the mount for the Windshield Defogger Control Module - J505-. Refer to → Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Rep. Gr.87; Additional Components for Control and Regulation.

Length Adjustment

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Procedure

- Perform the preliminary work for length adjustment. Refer to → Chapter "Preliminary Work for Length and Side Adjustment".

- Loosen the bolts -1, 2 and 4- and nut -3- on the hinge and on the A-pillar.

- Adjust the door lengthwise.

- Tighten the bolts and nut.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door"

Side Adjustment

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Procedure

- Perform the preliminary work for side adjustment. Refer to → Chapter "Preliminary Work for Length and Side Adjustment".

- Loosen the bolts -arrows- on the upper and lower hinge.

- Adjust the door to the center of the vehicle.

- Tighten the bolts.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock"

Striker, Adjusting

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Procedure

- Loosen the bolts -arrows-.

- Slide the striker -1- until the door is flush with the body contour.

  • When adjusting the striker, move it only toward the center of the vehicle.
  • Do not adjust the door height using the striker because the door lock will be damaged.
  • When adjusted correctly, the striker must engage in the center of the door lock.

- Tighten the bolts.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Lock and Striker, Versions without Closing Assist"

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