Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Inner Door Seal, Removing and Installing

Removing

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

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

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

- Remove the inner door seal from the body flange.

Installing

- Place the inner door seal -3- with the vulcanized point -2- in the center of the door arrester -1- on the body flange and push on all around.

Further installation is the reverse order of removal.

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Outer Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Seals"

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Adhesive Strip Remover -VAS6349-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-

Removing

- Remove the front window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Front Door Trim Panels; Window Frame Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Mark the position of the outer door seal -1- all around with adhesive tape -2-.

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- 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 -arrow-.

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- Pull the outer door seal -1- slightly away from the top of the door frame and cut it with commercially available scissors.

- Gradually stretch the outer door seal lengthwise -bottom arrow- and remove it -upper arrow-.

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  Note

Pulling the outer door seal lengthwise will loosen the outer door seal adhesive and then it is possible to remove it from the door without any adhesive residue.

- Remove the outer door seal completely.

Installing

  • The vehicle and the seal must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.
  • Do not stretch the seal when installing it.
  • So that the outer door seal does not loosen or slide, do not close the door for two hours.

  Note

Stretching or crushing the door seal can cause loosening.

- Remove the adhesive residue using -VAS6349-.

- Clean the adhesive surface using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- on the adhesive surface using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let dry.

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive tape.

- Position the outer door seal -2- with the vulcanized point -3- centered to the door arrester opening -arrow- on the door body -1- and bond it all around. At the same time, pay attention to the installation position of the previously installed adhesive tape.

- With a new door pay attention to the installation position. Refer to → Fig.

  • When the outer door seal is positioned correctly, the drain holes in the seal are at the bottom.

- Press the seal on using the -3356-.

  • Resting time of the vehicle is a minimum of two hours with the doors open at room temperature.

Further installation is the reverse order of removal.

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Seam Seal, Removing and Installing

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Seals"

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Adhesive Strip Remover -VAS6349-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-

Removing

- Loosen the lower seam seal -1- from the bonding to the door cover -2-.

- Remove the seam seal -arrows-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the seal must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.
  • So that the seam seal does not loosen or slide, do not close the door for two hours.

- Remove the adhesive residue using -VAS6349-.

- Clean the adhesive surface using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- on the adhesive surface using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let dry.

- Bring the seam seal -2- on the joint to the window guide -3- in the installation position.

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive strip -1- and attach the lower seam seal ti the door cover -4-.

- Press the seam seal on the door flange -arrows-.

  • Resting time of the vehicle is a minimum of two hours with the doors open at room temperature.

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