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Audi Q7: Front Seat, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body  Interior / Seat Frames / Front Seat, Removing and Installing

Front Seat, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-
  • Universal Vehicle Protector -VAS871001-

Removing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working on pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Safety Precautions for Pyrotechnic Components".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". For example, this can be done by briefly touching the door striker.

- Push the headrest into the lowest position.

- Move the front seat all the way forward into its highest position.

- Pry the rear spindle cover -1- off of the seat rail cover and the seat rail bolt using the -3409--arrows-.

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- Remove the rear bolts -3 and 5- from the seat rail.

- Move the front seat all the way to the rear and then into its highest position.

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- Pry off the front spindle cover -1- from the seat rail cover -2- and the forward/back adjustment spindle using the -3409-.

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- Remove the front bolts -1 and 2- from the seat rail.

- Disconnect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

  WARNING

Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". For example, this can be done by briefly touching the door striker.

- Disconnect the connector to the connector station in the floor, connect the Airbag Lockout Adapter -VAS6282- on the thorax airbag connector. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting".

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- To protect the sill panel before prying out the front seat, apply the -VAS871001- as shown.

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  Note

A second technician is required to remove the front seat.

- Remove the front seat from the vehicle with a second technician.

Installing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working on pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Safety Precautions for Pyrotechnic Components".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, connecting a connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". For example, this can be done by briefly touching the door striker.

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  Note

Make sure the connectors are pushed in all the way and that they engage audibly.

- Lift the front seat into the vehicle with the help of a second technician and align it.

  • Manual front seat: the seat rails for the seat forward/back adjustment must engage parallel to each other.

- Remove the -VAS6282- and connect the connector to the connector station in the floor. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting".

  WARNING

Repairing pyrotechnic components (for example the airbag and seat belt tensioner) incorrectly increases the risk of unintentional deployments when the battery is connected.

  • The ignition must be on when connecting the battery.
  • For personal safety when connecting the battery, stay out of the deployment area of the airbag and maintain a distance from the seat belt tensioners/seat belts.
  • Make sure that there are no other people inside the vehicle at the time when the battery is connected.

- Connect the battery ground cable with the ignition switched on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

- Tighten the bolts on the seat rails in the following sequence: -3, 4, 1 and 2-.

  Note

If the Airbag Indicator Lamp -K75- indicates a fault, check the DTC memory, erase it and check it again using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester → Vehicle diagnostic tester.

Installation instructions: for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Seat".

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Driver Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor -V28-/Front Passenger Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor -V31-

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Universal Vehicle Protector -VAS871001-

Driver Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor -V28-/Front Passenger Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor -V31-, Checking

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working on pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Safety Precautions for Pyrotechnic Components".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by briefly touching the door striker pin, for example.

- Move the front seat into its highest position.

  Note

To avoid unnecessary repair costs, check electrical and electronic components and wires before removing the front seat further.

- Perform the following tests:

  • Check the fuse. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.
  • Check the voltage at the connector station and perform Fault Finding if necessary. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.
  • Check the voltage to the seat forward/back adjustment motor. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.

- Replace the fuse if faulty. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.

- If there is no voltage at the connector station, repair or replace the wire. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.

- If the seat forward/back adjustment motor is faulty replace the seat pan lower frame. Refer to → Chapter "Lower Frame, Removing and Installing, Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor".

Removing with faulty Driver Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor -V28-/Front Passenger Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor -V31-

  WARNING

Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by briefly touching the door striker pin, for example.

- Disconnect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

- Disconnect the connector to the connector station in the floor, connect the -VAS6282- on the thorax airbag connector. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting".

- Disconnect the connector on the seat forward/back adjustment motor.

- Remove the upper center seat rail cover. Refer to → Chapter "Upper Center Seat Rail Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolts -1 and 2- and remove the faulty forward/back adjustment motor -3- together with bracket.

- Remove the accessible bolts for the seat rails on the bracket.

- Push forward or back, and remove the accessible bolts for the seat rails from the bracket.

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- To protect the sill panel before prying out the front seat install the -VAS871001- as shown.

- Remove the front seat from the vehicle with a second technician.

- Replace the seat pan lower frame together with seat forward/back adjustment motor. Refer to → Chapter "Lower Frame, Removing and Installing, Seat Forward/Back Adjustment Motor".

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