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Audi Q7: Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Hood, Lids / Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Using a small screwdriver, lift the locking spring -1- slightly -arrow- and remove the gas-filled strut -2- from the ball pin.

- Support the lid or secure it against falling.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Press the gas-filled strut onto the ball stud until it engages audibly.

Gas-Filled Strut, Venting

Procedure

- Clamp the gas-filled strut in a vise in the area -x- = 50 mm.

  Caution

Risk of eye injury due to flying shavings.

Eye irritation and injury is possible.

  • Wear protective eyewear.

- Saw the gas-filled strut cylinder within the first third of the overall cylinder length, starting from the edge on the piston rod side. While doing so, cover the cut area with a cleaning cloth to absorb oil spraying out.

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Latch, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the rear lid lower trim panel and the latch cover. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Lower Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Turn the cable at the lever -6- 90º in the -direction of the arrow A- and remove it from the cable bracket -5-.

- Using a screwdriver -1-, secure the operating lever -8- on the opposite side -arrow B-.

- Disengage the cable nipple -7- on the operating lever -arrow C-.

- Disconnect the connector -3-.

- Remove the nuts -2 and 4-.

- Remove the latch -5-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

Striker, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the lock carrier trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Lock Carrier Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Mark the installation position for reinstallation.

- Remove the nuts -1 and 3- and remove the striker -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Insert the striker on the correct side.

  • The round side -arrow- on the striker faces upward.

- Adjust the striker. Refer to → Chapter "Height Adjustment at Striker".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

Rear Lid Closing Assist Motor -V382-, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the rear lid lower trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Lower Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Disengage the cable bracket -7- to do so release the catches -A arrows-.

- Disengage the cable nipple -5- on the operating lever -4-.

- Disconnect the connector -3-.

- Release the catches -2, 6 and 8- 90º clockwise -arrow B-.

- Remove the Rear Lid Closing Assist Motor -V382--item 1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Closing Assist Release Cable, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the rear lid lower trim panel and the latch cover. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Lower Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Turn the operating cable on the lever -3- 90º in the -direction of arrow A- and remove it from the cable bracket -2-.

- Using a screwdriver -1-, secure the operating lever -5- on the opposite side -arrow B-.

- Disengage the cable nipple -4- on the operating lever -arrow C-.

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- Disengage the cable bracket -4- on the Rear Lid Closing Assist Motor - V382- to do so release the catches -arrows-.

- Disengage the cable nipple -3- on the operating cable -2-.

- Remove the cable -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

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