Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Rear towing loop

Fig. 187 Front bumper: installing the towing loop (version 1)
Fig. 187 Front bumper: installing the towing loop (version 1)

Fig. 188 Front bumper: installing the towing loop (version 2)
Fig. 188 Front bumper: installing the towing loop (version 2)

The threaded opening for the towing loop is located on the right rear of the bumper.

  • Remove the towing loop from the vehicle tool kit.
  • Press the cap inward with brief, strong pressure > fig. 187, fig. 188. The cap will loosen from the bumper.
  • Tighten the towing eye as far as it will go into the mount. Use a suitable object to tighten the towing eye completely and securely in the mount.
  • After using, place the towing loop back in the vehicle tool kit.

WARNING

If the towing loop is not tightened until it stops when installing, the threads may be pulled out when towing the vehicle and result in an accident.

Tips

Depending on the model, the shape of the cap can vary.

Rear towing loop

Fig. 189 Rear bumper: installing the towing loop

Fig. 189 Rear bumper: installing the towing loop

Vehicles with a towing loop

On vehicles without a factory-installed trailer hitch*, the towing loop threads are located on the right rear side of the bumper.

  • Remove the towing loop from the vehicle tool kit.
  • Press the cap inward with brief, strong pressure > fig. 189. The cap will loosen from the bumper
  • Tighten the towing eye as far as it will go into the mount. Use a suitable object to tighten the towing eye completely and securely in the mount.
  • After using, place the towing loop back in the vehicle tool kit.

Vehicles with a trailer hitch*

  • Attach the tow bar or the towing cable to the trailer hitch.

Vehicles with a factory-installed trailer hitch* are not equipped with towing loop threads at the rear.

WARNING

If the towing loop is not tightened until it stops when installing, the threads may be pulled out when towing the vehicle and result in an accident.

Note

To reduce the risk of damaging the trailer hitch*, only use suitable tow bars that are compatible with it. If a tow bar is not available, you can use a towing cable.

Tips

Depending on the model, the shape of the cap can vary.

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