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Audi Q7: Rear Lid, Removing and Installing

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

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

Removing

- Remove the rear lid side trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Upper Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Release the catches -arrows- and remove the cover -2- from the hinge -1-.

- Disconnect the connectors and the antenna wires and free up the wiring harness.

- Remove the gas-filled strut. Refer to → Chapter "Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing".

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- Remove the bolts -2 and 3-.

- Remove the rear lid -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Adjust the rear lid. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid, Adjusting".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

Rear Lid, Adjusting

Adjustment Dimensions

Adjustment Dimensions

A - Rear Lid to Side Panel Bottom

  • Gap dimension = 4.0 mm

B - Rear Lid to Top of Side Panel

  • Gap dimension = 4.0 mm

C - Rear Lid to Roof

  • Gap dimension = 4.5 mm

D - Rear Lid to Rear Lid End

  • Gap dimension = 4.0 mm

Length and Height Adjustment at Hinge

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Gauge - Gap Adjustment -3371-

Procedure

Length Adjustment at Hinge:

- Loosen bolts -1 and 2-.

- Adjust the rear lid -3- lengthwise.

- Tighten the bolts.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

Height Adjustment at Hinge:

- Loosen the bolt -1- and the nut -3-.

- Adjust the height of the rear lid at the hinge -2-.

- Tighten the bolt and nut.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

Height Adjustment at Striker

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Procedure

- Remove the lock carrier trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Lock Carrier Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Before adjusting, screw in the lid side adjusting buffer completely. Refer to → Chapter "Height, Adjusting using Adjusting Buffer".

  Note

The rear height can be adjusted by sliding the door striker.

- Loosen the nuts -1 and 3-. The striker -2- must be movable.

- Close the lid and check the closing position.

- If necessary, adjust the closing position using the upper adjusting buffer.

- The rear lid latch must be engaged in the main detent (second catch) at the same time.

- Open the lid and tighten the nuts.

- Remove the lower adjusting buffer just enough until the closed rear lid with the adjusting buffer comes into contact with the stop on the body.

- Check if rear lid still closes easily, continue adjusting the adjusting buffer if necessary.

- If the rear lid is difficult to close, tighten the adjusting buffer slightly.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

Height, Adjusting using Adjusting Buffer

  • Adjustment dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Adjustment Dimensions".

Procedure

- Install the adjusting screw -2- with the protective cap -1- all the way into the adjusting buffer -3- before adjusting the lid.

- Remove the adjusting screw -2- just enough until the cap -1- makes contact with the stop on the body side with light pretension when the rear lid is closed.

- Check if the lid is without play and in flush position by pressing or pulling at the side edges of the rear lid.

- Repeat the adjustment if necessary.

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Hinges, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the rear lid side trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Upper Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the headliner. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Roof Trim Panels; Headliner, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the rear lid motor. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid Drive Unit -VX69-, Removing and Installing".

- Free up electrical wiring harness.

- Remove the left and right gas-filled strut. Refer to → Chapter "Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing".

- Close the rear lid.

- Remove the bolts -1 and 2- and nut -4-.

- Remove the hinge -3-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Adjust the rear lid after installing the hinge. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid, Adjusting".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid"

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     Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing

    Removing - Using a small screwdriver, lift the locking spring -1- slightly -arrow- and remove the gas-filled strut -2- from the ball pin. - Support the lid or secure it against falling. In

     Rear Lid Drive Unit -VX69-, Removing and Installing

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