Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Replacing wheels

Preparation

You must complete the preparation before changing a tire.

  • Read and follow the important safety precautions.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Select the "P" selector lever position.
  • When towing a trailer: disconnect the trailer from your vehicle.
  • Lay out the vehicle tool kit and the spare tire.
  • Applies to: vehicles with air suspension: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Settings & Service > Air suspension: wheel change.
  • Switch the ignition off.

WARNING

  • The vehicle must also be secured to prevent it from rolling when using the vehicle jack". Use suitable objects to block the front and back of the wheel that is diagonal from the wheel with the flat tire.
  • Applies to: vehicles with active roll stabilization: Switch the ignition off because the suspension regulation could change the vehicle height, which increases the risk of an accident.

Removing the caps

Fig. 178 Wheel: wheel bolts with caps
Fig. 178 Wheel: wheel bolts with caps

  • Slide the plastic clip from the vehicle tool kit onto the cap until it engages > fig. 178.
  • Remove the cap with the plastic clip.

Anti-theft wheel bolts

Applies to: vehicles with anti-theft wheel bolts

Fig. 179 Anti-theft wheel bolt with cap and adapter

Fig. 179 Anti-theft wheel bolt with cap and adapter

You need a special adapter in the vehicle tool kit to remove the anti-theft wheel bolts.

  • Remove the cap (2).
  • Slide the adapter (3) all the way onto the antitheft wheel bolt (1).
  • Slide the wheel wrench* from the vehicle tool kit all the way onto the adapter (3).
  • Loosen the wheel bolt.

Tips

Note the code number for the wheel bolt adapter and store it in a safe place separate from the vehicle. If you need a replacement adapter, contact an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility and give them the code number.

Loosening the wheel bolts

Fig. 180 Wheel: loosening the wheel bolts
Fig. 180 Wheel: loosening the wheel bolts

  • Slide the wheel wrench* from the vehicle tool kit all the way onto the wheel bolt.
  • Turn the wheel bolt approximately one turn to the left. To achieve the required torque, hold the end of the wheel wrench". If the wheel bolt will not Loosen, press carefully on the wheel wrench* with your foot. Hold onto the vehicle securely while doing this and make sure your footing is stable.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of an accident, only loosen the wheel bolts gently one turn before raising the vehicle with the vehicle jack*.

    READ NEXT:

     Raising the vehicle

    Applies to: vehicles with vehicle jack Fig. 181 Sill panels: markings Fig. 182 Sill: positioning the vehicle jack Place the vehicle jack from the vehicle tool kit on a firm surface. Use a flat,

     Jump starting

    Preparation You should only perform the steps that follow if you have the necessary tools and technical expertise. If the engine does not start because the vehicle battery is drained, you can jump sta

     Towing

    General information You should only perform the steps that follow if you have the necessary tools and technical expertise. Towing requires a certain amount of practice. Audi recommends contacting a t

    SEE MORE:

     Electronic Stabilization Control

    Description Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) supports driver safety. It reduces the risk of slipping and improves driving stability. ESC detects critical situations, such as if the vehicle is oversteering or understeering, or if the wheels are spinning. The brakes are applied or the motor t

     Automatic luggage compartment lid

    Applies to: vehicles with automatic luggage compartment lid Fig. 28 Luggage compartment lid: (1) closing button, (2) lock button* (vehicles with convenience key) The luggage compartment lid can be opened and closed automatically in General information. Opening the luggage compartment lid When

    © 2019-2023 Copyright www.a-q7.com