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Audi Q7: Hinges, Removing and Installing

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

  • Follow the safety precautions. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.00; Safety Precautions; Safety Precautions when Working on Pyrotechnic Components.

  NOTICE

Risk of damaging the hood by opening when the pedestrian protection is triggered

- Only open the hood after the triggered pedestrian protection has been reset.

  • Removed pedestrian protection: hinge is reset. Refer to → Chapter "Hinge, Resetting"

Removing

- Disconnect the battery. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

- Remove the front lid. Refer to → Chapter "Front Lid, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the windshield wiper motor. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.92; Windshield Wiper System; Windshield Wiper MotorV Removing and Installing.

- Vehicles with pedestrian protection: disconnect the connector -1- from the pedestrian protection trigger and free it up.

- Mark the hinge for reinstallation.

- Free up the wiring harness -5-.

- Remove the bolts -2-.

- Remove the nuts -3 and 4-.

- Remove the hinge -6-.

- The following components must also be removed if the hinge is being replaced:

  • Pedestrian protection trigger. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.69; Pedestrian Protection; Overview - Pedestrian Protection.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Install the hinge according the marking made during removal.

- Adjust the hinge. Refer to → Chapter "Side, Length and Height Adjustment at Hinge".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Hood"

Striker, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Mark the striker for reinstallation.

- Remove the nuts -2 and 3-.

- Remove the striker -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Install the striker according the marking made during removal.

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

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Hood"

Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Support the lid or secure it against falling.

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

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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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Hinge, Resetting

  • To complete the procedure, a second technician is required to be at the following position. 

  NOTICE

Risk of damaging the hood by opening when the pedestrian protection is triggered

  • Only open the hood after the triggered pedestrian protection has been reset.

- Use tape to protect the edges of the hood and the fender at their transition from damage.

- Push the hood hinge. Refer to -item 10-, with a second technician, at the same time back into the original position on both sides until it engages.

Insulation, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Release the clips -1- and remove the insulation -2-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- First slide the insulation over the tabs on the rear edge and into the designated cut-outs on the inner panel -3-.

- Insert the tabs at the front edge and sides.

  • The clips must engage audibly when pressing in.

Insulation, Removing and Installing

Impact Guard, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Release the catches -2- and remove the front impact guard -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Press on the catches until they engage audibly.

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