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Audi Q7: Driver Side Instrument Panel Cover, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body  Interior / Interior Equipment / Driver Side Instrument Panel Cover, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Removing

- Unclip the inner driver side cover -1- from the instrument panel cover using the -3409- in direction of -arrows-.

- Remove the driver side instrument panel side cover. Refer to → Chapter "Instrument Panel Side Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Equipped on some models: Remove the footwell lamp. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.96; Lamps; Overview - Component Location Instrument Panel Lamps.

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- Remove the side bolt -1-.

- Remove the lower bolts -3-.

- Unclip the driver side instrument panel cover -2- from the instrument panel by hand -arrows-.

- Remove the driver side instrument panel cover from the mount -4-.

- Equipment version: disconnect the connectors for the parking aid and emergency call speaker.

- Disengage the diagnostic connection on the instrument panel cover.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Driver Side Instrument Panel Cover".

Upper Steering Column Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Move the steering wheel as far down as possible to do this use the full steering column adjustment range.

- Unclip the gap cover for the instrument cluster from the instrument cluster trim by hand in direction of -arrows A-.

- Turn the steering wheel counterclockwise 90º from the straight position.

- Pry the upper steering column trim -1- carefully using a small flat-head screwdriver from the lower steering column trim -arrow B-.

- Turn the steering wheel back 180º and repeat the procedure on the opposite side -arrow C-.

- Disengage the upper steering column trim from the lower steering column trim and remove.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Engage the upper steering column trim -1- in the lower steering column trim -arrows A-.

- Ensure the steering column trim panel pins engage in the opening at the upper steering column trim panel retaining tab -arrows B-.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Column Trim Panel".

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Lower Steering Column Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the upper steering column trim. Refer to → Chapter "Upper Steering Column Trim Panel, Removing and Installing".

- Turn the steering wheel counterclockwise 90º from the straight position.

- Remove the bolt -1-.

- Turn steering wheel back 180º and remove bolt on the opposite side.

  Note

When bolt -1- is not accessible, the steering wheel must be removed for further work. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.48; Steering Wheel; Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bolt -3- and remove the lower steering column trim panel -2-.

- Disengage the cable holder on the steering column trim panel.

- Disconnect the connector for the Steering Column Adjustment Switch -E167-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Column Trim Panel".

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