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Audi Q7: Wheel Covers, Removing and Installing

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Exterior Equipment / Wheel Covers, Removing and Installing

Wheel Cover, Removing and Installing, Front

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Wheel Covers"

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wedge Set -T10383-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-

Removing

- Loosen the front wheel housing liner front section in the area of the bumper cover. Refer to → Chapter "Front Wheel Housing Liner, Removing and Installing, Front Section".

- Release the connectors -arrows- and remove the wheel cover -2- from the bumper cover -1-.

- Release the wheel cover with the -T10383/1- from the fender -3- and remove.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Clean the body using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Position the wheel cover on the fender and press it on until it clicks into place.

Wheel Cover, Removing and Installing, Door

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Wheel Covers"

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-
  • Wedge Set -T10383-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-
  • Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1-

Removing

- Open the rear door.

- Carefully warm up the wheel cover -2- using the -VAS1978/14A-.

- Pry up the wheel cover starting at the top with the -T10383/1- from the door -3- at the same time to not damage the paint coat.

- Remove the wheel cover from the door cover -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the cover must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.

Installation Preparation for Reinstalling Painted Covers:

- Remove the adhesive residue completely from the cover.

- Clean the adhesive surface on the plastic side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply the Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1- to the adhesive surface on the cover and let it dry.

- Apply double-sided tape to the same location on the cover. Refer to Parts Catalog

Continuation:

- Clean the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- to the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let it dry.

- Fold back the end of the protective film, or attach a pulling aid -7- to the protective film.

- Insert the offset -9- of the wheel cover -4- behind the door cover -1-.

- Position the centering pins -3, 5 and 8- on the door -2-.

- Remove the protective film on the pulling aids from the adhesive tape -6-.

- Push on the wheel cover with the -3356-.

  • Vehicle resting time is at least one hour at room temperature.
  • It is durable after at least 24 hours.

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Wheel Cover, Removing and Installing, Rear

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview prior to starting procedure. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Wheel Covers"

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-
  • Wedge Set -T10383-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-
  • Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1-

Removing

- Loosen the rear wheel housing liner from the retainer in the bumper cover area. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Wheel Housing Liner, Removing and Installing".

- Release the catches -arrows- using needle nose pliers between the side panel mount -4- and the bumper cover -3-, and remove the wheel cover -2- from the bumper cover.

- Carefully warm up the wheel cover using the -VAS1978/14A-.

- Pry up the wheel cover with the -T10383/1- from the side panel -1- at the same time do not damage the paint coat.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the cover must be at room temperature.
  • The adhesive surfaces must be free of dirt and grease.
  • If the Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- dries longer than 3 hours, then it must be primed again.

Installation Preparation for Reinstalling Painted Covers:

- Remove the adhesive residue completely from the cover.

- Clean the adhesive surface on the plastic side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply the Plastic Primer -D 366 PR A1- to the adhesive surface on the cover and let it dry.

- Apply double-sided tape to the same location on the cover. Refer to Parts Catalog

Continuation:

- Clean the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Apply Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2- to the adhesive surface on the paint side using the Applicator -D 009 500 25- and let it dry.

- Fold back the end of the protective film, or attach a pulling aid -4- to the protective film.

- Remove the protective film on the pulling aids from the adhesive tape -3-.

- Position the wheel cover -5- starting at the side panel -1- to the bumper cover -2-.

- Press the wheel cover on until it clicks into place.

- Press on the wheel cover in the area of the adhesive surface with the -3356-.

  • Vehicle resting time is at least one hour at room temperature.
  • It is durable after at least 24 hours.

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