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Audi A4: Door Arrester, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2023 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Rear Doors / Door Arrester, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Tape off the B-pillar in the door arrester area using adhesive tape, so that the paint will not be damaged.

- Move the door window into the "closed" position.

- Remove the rear door trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Rear Door Trim Panels; Rear Door Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the speaker. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Sound System; Component Location Overview - Sound System.

- Remove the door arrester bolt -arrow-.

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- Remove the bolts -arrows- and remove the door arrester -1- toward the inside.

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- Pull the cap -1- slightly to the side in the direction of -arrows A- and remove it from the door arrester -2- in the direction of -arrow B-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • Door arrester installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Door Arrester Installation Position".
  • Cap installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Cap Installation Position".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door"

Inner Door Seal, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the rear sill panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels.

- Remove the B-pillar trim panels. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels.

- Remove the C-pillar trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels.

- Remove the inner door seal from the body flange.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Place the inner door seal -1- with the vulcanized point -3- centered to the door arrester -2- on the body flange and push it on all around.

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Outer Door Seal, Removing and Installing

  • The following components must be replaced after removal. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Seals".

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Roller -3356-
  • Adhesive Strip Remover -VAS6349-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-

Removing

- Remove the rear window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Rear Door Trim Panels.

- Mark the position of the outer door seal -1- all around with adhesive tape -2-.

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- Tape off the B-pillar in the door arrester area using adhesive tape, so that the paint will not be damaged.

- Remove the door arrester bolt -arrow-.

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- Pull the outer door seal -1- slightly away from the top of the door frame and cut it with commercially available scissors.

- Gradually stretch the outer door seal lengthwise in the direction of -bottom arrow- and remove it in the direction of -upper arrow-.

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TIP

Pulling the outer door seal lengthwise will loosen the outer door seal adhesive and then it is possible to remove it from the door without any adhesive residue.

- Remove the outer door seal completely.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • The vehicle and the seal 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.
  • Do not stretch the seal when installing it.
  • So that the outer door seal does not loosen or slide, do not close the door for two hours.

- Remove the adhesive residue using -VAS6349-.

- Clean the adhesive surface on the door with Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

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

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive tape.

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- Position the outer door seal -2- with the vulcanized point -3- centered to the door arrester opening -arrow- on the door body -1- and bond it all around. At the same time, pay attention to the installation position of the previously installed adhesive tape.

  • When the outer door seal is positioned correctly, the drain holes in the seal are at the bottom.

- Press the seal on using the -3356-.

  • Resting time of the vehicle is a minimum of two hours with the doors open at room temperature.

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