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Audi A4: Center Console, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2024 Service Manual / Body / Body Interior / Interior Equipment / Center Console, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the front footwell center console trim panel. Refer to → Chapter "Front Footwell Center Console Trim Panel, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the front center console storage compartment. Refer to → Chapter "Front Storage Compartment, Removing and Installing".

- Versions with selector lever: Remove the selector mechanism. Refer to → Rep. Gr.34; Selector Mechanism; Selector Mechanism, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the center console rear trim. Refer to → Chapter "Center Console Rear Trim, Removing and Installing".

- Move the front seat all the way forward into its highest position.

- Pry off the cap -1- with a small screwdriver.

- Remove the bolt -2- underneath.

- Repeat the procedure on the opposite side.

- Remove the nuts -arrows-.

- Equipped on some models: Remove the air duct intermediate piece for the rear vent in the center console.

- Disconnect and free up the connectors and wires.

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- Remove the nut -arrow A-.

- Remove the bolts -arrows B-.

- Disconnect and free up the connectors and wires.

- Lift the back of the center console -1- slightly, pull it toward the rear and remove it.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console".

Center Console Decorative Trim, Removing and Installing

Center Console Decorative Trim, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Removing

- Remove the center console insert (refer to → Chapter "Center Console Insert, Removing and Installing") and place it on a soft surface.

- Remove the bolts -arrows A-.

  Note

Ignore the other -items-.

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- Starting at the back, unclip the decorative trim -1- from the center console insert -arrows- using the Trim Removal Wedge -3409-.

- Carefully disengage the remaining retainers for the decorative trim and remove the decorative trim.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console, Insert".

Center Console Insert Decorative Trim, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Removing

- Remove the center console insert (refer to → Chapter "Center Console Insert, Removing and Installing") and place it on a soft surface.

- Remove the bolts -arrows A-.

  Note

Ignore the other -items-.

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- Starting at the back, unclip the decorative trim -1- from the center console insert -arrows- using the Trim Removal Wedge -3409-.

- Carefully disengage the remaining retainers for the decorative trim and remove the decorative trim.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console, Insert".

Center Console Insert Decorative Frame, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the center console insert. Refer to → Chapter "Center Console Insert, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the electromechanical parking brake button. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.96; Controls; Electromechanical Parking Brake ButtonE538/-AUTO HOLD- ButtonE540, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the Multimedia Button Module -E817-. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Infotainment System; Component Location Overview - Infotainment System.

- Carefully release the retainers -arrows- using a small screwdriver and press the decorative frame -1- out at the same time.

- Release the remaining retainers and remove the decorative frame.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console, Insert".

Cupholder, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the center console insert (refer to → Chapter "Center Console Insert, Removing and Installing") and place it on a soft surface.

- Remove the screws -arrows A and B-.

- Remove the cupholder -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console, Insert".

Rear Center Console Vent, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Hook Tool -T40207-

Removing

- Carefully guide the -T40207- between the slats and hook it to the rear of the vent -1-.

- Alternating between the sides, carefully remove the vent from the installation opening -arrow-.

- Disconnect the connector.

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- If the hook cannot be engaged, remove the center console rear trim. Refer to → Chapter "Center Console Rear Trim, Removing and Installing".

- Release the vent -1- at the clips -arrows- and press it out of the trim at the same time.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console, Storage Compartment".

Center Console Bracket, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pry Lever -80-200-

Removing

- Remove the center console. Refer to → Chapter "Center Console, Removing and Installing".

- Unclip the wires on the bracket and free them up.

- Remove the nuts -arrows-.

- Remove the parking lock emergency release -1-.

- Remove the center console bracket -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation instructions: For example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Center Console".

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