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Audi A4: Door Handle, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2024 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Rear Doors / Door Handle, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the door handle trim. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle Trim, Removing and Installing".

- If equipped, remove the exterior door handle illumination bulb. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Exterior Door Handle Lamps; Exterior Door Handle Illumination Bulb, Removing and Installing.

- If equipped, remove the front exterior door handle switch. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Access/Start Authorization; Front Exterior Door Handle Switch, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bolts -1 and 3-.

- Remove the door handle -2- from the mounting bracket in the direction of -arrow-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock"

Door Handle Trim, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Angled Screwdriver -VAS6543-

Removing

- Remove the cap -arrow-.

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- Pull the door handle -1- all the way in the direction of -arrow A- and hold it.

- Remove the clamping screw -2- all the way using a screwdriver -4-.

- Push the housing retaining bracket -3- inward until it engages in the direction of -arrow B-.

  • The door handle is now locked in the "open" position.

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- Using the -VAS6543-, release the retainers -1- in the direction of -arrow A- and push the trim -2- in the direction of -arrow B- at the same time.

- Remove the door handle trim.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Position the trim on the door handle and push it forward in the direction of travel until it engages audibly.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock"

Door Handle Trim Molding, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the door handle trim. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle Trim, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolt -3-.

- Release the retainers -2 and 5-.

- Remove the trim molding -4- from the door handle trim -1- in the direction of -arrow-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock"

Mounting Bracket, Removing and Installing

  NOTICE

Risk of damaging the operating cable by deforming it.

- Never sharply bend or kink the operating cable.

Removing

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

- Remove the door handle. Refer to → Chapter "Door Handle, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the housing. Refer to → Chapter "Housing, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the door inner cover. Refer to → Chapter "Door Inner Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the backing plates -1 and 2-.

- Remove the bolt -arrow-.

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- Lift the mounting brackets -1- until the retainers -2 and 3- are free in the direction of -arrows-.

- Free up the wiring harness.

- Remove the mounting bracket toward the inside.

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- Loosen the operating cable -1- from the support bracket -2- and disengage the release cable nipple -3- from the release lever -4-.

- Remove the mounting bracket from the door.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Equipped on some models: The wiring harness -1- for the exterior door handle touch sensor/exterior door handle illumination must be routed on the mounting bracket -3- and on the door lock -2- as shown -arrows-.

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TIP

If the wiring harness is not routed correctly, there may be noises when opening and closing the door window, because the door window grazes the wiring harness.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Door Handle and Door Lock"

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