Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Locations of the sensors and cameras

Fig. 98 Front area: sensors and cameras

Fig. 99 Rear area: sensors and cameras

Front area

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following sensors and cameras may be installed:

  • Laser scanner in the front of the radiator grille
  • Camera behind the windshield
  • Peripheral cameras on the exterior mirrors
  • Front peripheral camera in the radiator grille
  • Night vision camera in the radiator grille
  • Front and side ultrasonic sensors
  • Radar sensors at the front corners of the vehicle
  • Radar sensor in the front in the radiator grille

Rear area

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following sensors and cameras may be installed:

  • Rearview camera in the luggage compartment lid
  • Radar sensors at the rear corners of the vehicle
  • Rear and side ultrasonic sensors


Applies to: vehicles with laser scanner

  • The surface of the laser scanner can become hot during operation, which increases the risk of burns.
  • The laser scanner contains a class 1 laser in accordance with IEC 60825-1:2014. When used according to regulations, the laser is not dangerous. Opening the laser module and removing covers is not permitted. Doing so could cause permanent injuries to the eyes.
  • Any repair work on the laser module must be performed by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility; otherwise the vehicle's operating license may be voided. Incorrect repairs may cause limited functionality and eye damage.


Applies to: vehicles with laser scanner

  • The possible emissions are below the threshold for class 1 lasers.
  • Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.


  • The locations of the sensors may differ slightly depending on vehicle equipment.
  • Some sensors are installed under vehicle components and cannot be seen from the outside.
  • The system complies with United States FCC regulations and ISED regulations

Switching assist systems on and off

Fig. 100 Center console: driver assistance systems button


You can switch some assist systems on and off in the MMI. Depending on the equipment, it may be in the profile selection or the standard display.

  • Press the button (1), or
  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE
  • Driver assistance.

Profile selection

Applies to: vehicles with profile selection

  • To select a profile, press the profile name on the upper display or press the button (1) repeatedly until the profile is active.
  • To list systems included in a profile, select on the upper display.

The following profiles can be selected:

  • Maximum - All available systems are switched on in this profile.
  • Basic or All off - Only the basic systems are switched on in this profile. If no basic system is available, the profile is named All off.
  • Individual - You can switch the systems on and off individually in this profile. To switch individual systems on and off in the Individual profile, select and for the desired systems.

Standard display

Applies to: vehicles with standard display

  • To switch a system on or off, press CD for the desired system.


Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.


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