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Audi Q7: Mounting Bracket, Removing and Installing

Removing

  NOTICE

Risk of damaging the operating cable by deforming it.

- Never sharply bend or kink the operating cable.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80-200-

Removing

- Move the door window into the "closed" position.

- Remove the door inner cover. Refer to → Chapter "Door Inner Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the door handle. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle, Removing and Installing".

- Unclip the backing plates -1 and 2- for the door handle.

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- Equipped on some models: disengage the wire on the mounting bracket -arrow-.

- Free up the spiral clip -1- for the wire using the Pry Lever -80 - 200-.

- Remove the bolt -3-.

- Disengage the mounting bracket -2- toward the rear and carefully to the opening for the door inner cover, at the same time pay attention to the operating cable.

- Disengage the operating cable from the operating lever on the mounting bracket. Refer to → Chapter "Door Lock Cable, Removing and Installing".

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Installing

- Engage the operating cable in the operating lever on the mounting bracket. Refer to → Chapter "Door Lock Cable, Removing and Installing".

- Bring the mounting bracket -2- into the installation position and on the outer door panel -1--arrows-.

Further installation is performed in reverse order of removal, while noting the following:

  • Equipped on some models: the wiring harness for the exterior door handle touch sensor/exterior door handle illumination must be routed on the mounting bracket, that points to the outer door panel.

- Replace the backing plates for the door handles if damaged or brittle.

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  Note

If the wiring harness is not routed correctly, there may be noises when opening and closing the door window, because the door window grazes the wiring harness.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Mounting Bracket"

Door Lock Cable, Removing and Installing

  NOTICE

Risk of damaging the operating cable by deforming it.

- Never sharply bend or kink the operating cable.

Removing

- Remove the door lock. Refer to → Chapter "Door Lock, Removing and Installing".

Cable, Disengaging at Door Lock:

- Turn the operating cable at the lever -2- 90º in the direction of -arrow A- and remove it from the cable bracket -1-.

- Rotate the operating cable on the door lock release lever -3- in the direction of -arrow B-.

  • The operating cable must be aligned with the opening on the release lever.

- Disengage the operating cable from the release lever.

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Cable, Disengaging at Mounting Bracket:

- Slightly remove the retaining bracket -1--arrow A- at the same time hold the operating lever -2-.

- Let the operating lever turn back slowly -arrow B-.

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- Disengage the operating cable -1- on the operating lever by pressing the cable -3- out of the support bracket on the mounting bracket -2--arrow-.

- Remove the operating cable.

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Installing

Cable, Engaging at Door Lock:

- Engage the operating cable -3- in the door lock operating lever -2-.

- Insert the operating cable in the cable bracket -1- and rotate the lever -4- 90º -arrow-.

  • The lever must engage audibly with the locking tab on the cable bracket.

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Cable, Engaging at Mounting Bracket:

- Engage the operating cable -3- on the operating lever -1-.

- Engage the operating cable in the cable bracket on the mounting bracket -2- -arrow-.

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- Turn the operating lever -2- all the way in the direction of the -arrow B- and lock with the retaining bracket -1--arrow A-.

Further installation is the reverse order of removal.

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