Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Windshield

Overview - Windshield

Overview - Windshield

1 - Windshield

  • Distance to roof frame: dimension -c- = 2.5 mm
  • Center the side distance to the A-pillars

2 - Adhesive Bead

  • Observe the minimum curing time. Refer to → Chapter "Minimum Curing Times for Bonded Windows".
  • Note the different spacing dimensions to window edge
  • Dimension -a- = 6 mm
  • Dimension -b- = 7 mm
  • Dimension -d- = 6 mm
  • Adhesive bead thickness.

3 - Roof Frame

4 - Plenum Chamber Cover Frame

  • No replacement part
  • With a new window glass remove the protective piping. Refer to → Fig.

5 - Plenum Chamber Cover

  • Only press into retaining strip after window adhesive minimum curing time is complete (two hours).
  • Remove the protective piping before assembling. Refer to → Fig.
  • Removing and Installing. Refer to → Chapter "Plenum Chamber Cover, Removing and Installing".

6 - Molding

  • Must not be damaged in the visible area

7 - Drip Rail

  • Removing and Installing. Refer to → Chapter "Drip Rail, Removing and Installing".

Protective Molding, Removing

- For a new windshield -3-, the protective molding -1- must first be removed from the frame -2- before assembling the plenum chamber cover.

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Windshield, Removing and Installing

  • Follow repair instructions. Refer to → Chapter "Repair Information".
  • Depending on the equipment version, the following additional work must be performed.
  • Necessary Tools and Materials for Removing and Installing. Refer to → Chapter "Necessary Tools and Materials for Removing and Installing".

Removing

- Remove the left and right drip rail. Refer to → Chapter "Drip Rail, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the windshield wiper arms. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.92; Windshield Wiper System; Windshield Wiper Arms, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the plenum chamber cover. Refer to → Chapter "Plenum Chamber Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the left and right sun visor. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.68; Equipment; Overview - Sun Visors.

- Remove the front interior lamp/reading lamp. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.96; Controls; Front Interior Lamp/Reading Lamp, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the left and right front roof grab handle. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.68; Equipment; Roof Grab Handle, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the interior rearview mirror. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.68; Interior Rearview Mirror; Interior Rearview Mirror, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the driver assistance systems front camera. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.96; Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera; Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the rain/light recognition sensor. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.92; Windshield Wiper System; Rain/Light Recognition Sensor, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the left and right A-pillar trim panels. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels; A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

  WARNING

Risk of injury to the hands and eyes from glass fragments.

Getting cut is possible.

 - Wear protective eyewear.

 - Wear safety gloves.

- Unroll approximately 6.5 meters of cutting wire (approximately six turns) with the -VAS6452/1- and cut it.

- To prevent any damage, cover the area where the awl comes out at the bottom of the body flange with adhesive tape -1-.

- Working from the inside outward, pierce the adhesive bead in this area using the awl -2-.

- Thread both cutting wire ends -3- into the awl and pull it toward the inside.

- Place the cutting wire all the way around under the windshield.

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  • The wire ends must not be twisted on the adhesive bead pass-through -arrow-.

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- Mount both reel devices on the inside of the windshield as shown.

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- Insert the cutting wire end -1- into the reel device -2-.

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- Tension the cutting wire with the reel device -1- and push the protective film -2- between the instrument panel and the wire.

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- Cut free the first section, while doing this, the wire is guided into the integrated idler roller -arrow- from the reel device.

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- Insert an additional guide awl -2- into the adhesive bead and secure it to the windshield with the suction cup as shown to make sure that the wire runs as close to the windshield as possible.

- If necessary, move the protective film -3- along with the wire and cut the window glass free with the reel device -1-.

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- Cut free the area on the A-pillar.

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- Move the reel device and guide awl as shown, up to approximately the center of the windshield.

- Cut the window glass free up to the center of the glass.

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- Use the second reel device to cut the lower section of the window glass free.

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- Move the reel device upward as shown and insert the guide awl.

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- Cut the window glass out by moving upward along the A-pillar.

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- Move the reel device over the center of the window and in the first reel device as shown.

- Completely cut free the windshield at the upper edge.

- Remove the windshield from the vehicle with two suction lifters.

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Installing

- Prepare the undamaged window glass for installing. Refer to → Chapter "Undamaged Window Glass, Preparing for Installation".

- Prepare the new window glass for installation. Refer to → Chapter "New Window Glass, Preparing for Installation".

- Prepare the body flange for installation. Refer to → Chapter "Body Flange, Preparing for Installation".

- Insert the windshield into the window opening using two suction lifters and align it on the sides.

  • Distance from the window edge to the roof frame → Chapter "Overview - Windshield".

- Secure the window to the top of the roof with adhesive tape.

- Before installing the plenum chamber cover, first remove the protective profile from the frame. Refer to → Fig.

- Observe minimum curing times. Refer to → Chapter "Minimum Curing Times for Bonded Windows".

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

- Versions with driver assistance systems front camera: recalibrate the camera. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.44; Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera; Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera, Calibrating.

- Versions with Matrix LED headlamp: calibrate the Matrix LED headlamp. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Headlamp.

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