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Audi Q7: Instrument Cluster with Instrument Cluster Control Module -J285-, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Electrical System / Electrical Equipment / Instruments / Instrument Cluster with Instrument Cluster Control Module -J285-, Removing and Installing

Instrument Cluster with Instrument Cluster Control Module -J285-, Removing and Installing, Low Instrument Cluster

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Connector Protective Caps -VAS6223/9- from Fiber-Optic Repair Set -VAS6223B-

- If the control module (instrument cluster) is replaced, select the "Replace control module" function for the corresponding control module using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Removing

- Move the steering wheel as far to the rear and down as possible. Use the full steering column adjustment range for this.

- Switch off the ignition and place the ignition key outside of the vehicle.

- Remove the instrument cluster trim. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Instrument Panel; Instrument Cluster Trim, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bolts -1 and 4-.

- Release the retainers -3--arrow-.

- Pivot the instrument cluster -2- to the rear.

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- Disconnect the connectors:

1 - For the fiber-optic cable

2 - For the instrument cluster

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- Seal the open wiring harness connector -2- of the fiber-optic cable with the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Connector Protective Caps -VAS6223/9--1-.

TIP

The protective cap prevents contamination of or mechanical damage to the front surface of the fiber-optic cable which would impair light transmission.

- Remove the instrument cluster on the front passenger side between the steering wheel and the instrument panel.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Follow the instructions on the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester display with a new instrument cluster.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Instrument Cluster"

Instrument Cluster with Instrument Cluster Control Module -J285-, Removing and Installing, Instrument Cluster High

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Quantity: 2 Hook Tool -T40207- (High - Instrument Cluster Version)
  • Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Connector Protective Caps -VAS6223/9- from Fiber-Optic Repair Set -VAS6223B-

- If the control module (instrument cluster) is replaced, select the "Replace control module" function for the corresponding control module using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Removing

- Remove the driver side vents in the instrument panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Instrument Panel; Instrument Panel Vent, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the access/start authorization switch trim. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Instrument Panel; Access/Start Authorization Switch Trim, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bolts -1 and 3-.

- Guide both -T40207- between the instrument panel and instrument cluster and attach at the outer vent openings as shown.

- Using both -T40207-, carefully remove the instrument cluster -2- from the retainer in direction of -arrow- and tilt toward the rear.

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- Disconnect the connectors:

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1 - For the fiber-optic cable

2 - For the antenna

3 - For the instrument cluster

- Seal the open wiring harness connector -2- of the fiber-optic cable with the Fiber-Optic Repair Set - Connector Protective Caps -VAS6223/9--1-.

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TIP

The protective cap prevents contamination of or mechanical damage to the front surface of the fiber-optic cable which would impair light transmission.

- Remove the instrument cluster on the front passenger side between the steering wheel and the instrument panel.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Follow the instructions on the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester display with a new instrument cluster.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Instrument Cluster"

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