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Audi A4: Fender, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2023 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Body Front / Fender, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pop Rivet Nut Pliers -VAS5072A-
  • Drill
  • Pop rivets. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  • Follow the safety precautions. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.00; Safety Precautions; Safety Precautions when Working on Pyrotechnic Components.


- Remove the front wheel housing liner. Refer to → Chapter "Front Wheel Housing Liner, Removing and Installing".

- If required, remove the washer fluid reservoir. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.92; Windshield Washer System; Washer Fluid Reservoir, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bumper cover mount. Refer to → Chapter "Bumper Cover Mount, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolts -1 and 4- and the double bolts -2-.

- Free up the bracket -3- for the refrigerant lines.

- Remove the rear cover for the fender. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Fender Cover, Removing and Installing".


- Remove the bolts -1- and the double bolt -2-.


Pyrotechnic components may deploy unintentionally.

Risk of injury.

- Discharge static electricity by briefly touching the door striker.

- Vehicles with pedestrian protection: Free up the connector for the pedestrian protection trigger -Item 7-.

- Remove the fender -3-.


Fender, Preparing for Installation


The fender can only be ordered in individual components and must be prepared for installation as follows.

 - Use pop rivets -1- to fasten the bracket -3- and reinforcement -4- to the fender -2-.

  • The brackets must be behind the fender edge.



Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:


- Insert the seal -2- into the fender -1-.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Fender"


     Fender Brace, Removing and Installing

    Removing - Remove the front wheel housing liner. Refer to → Chapter "Front Wheel Housing Liner, Removing and Installing". - Remove the front wheel spoiler. Refer to → Chapter

     Fender Front Cover, Removing and Installing

    Fender Front Cover, Removing and Installing, Small Version Removing - Loosen the front wheel housing liner in the front and push it to the side. Refer to → Chapter "Front Wheel Housing L


    Overview - Bulkhead 1 -  Lock Washer 2 -  Heat Shield Overview. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Heat Shield". 3 -  Pass-Through For coolant lines Can be replac


     Seat Belts

    Component Location Overview - Seat Belts and Mounting Points   Note The Avant is shown. 1 - Front Belt End Fitting Overview. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Three-Point Seat Belt". 2 - Automatic Belt Retractor For the front three-point seat belt With:

     ATF Circuit

    Overview - ATF Circuit   Caution Risk of damaging the transmission. Remove all the plugs on the ATF lines and on the transmission that were installed during removal. The ATF cooling function will not work and the transmission will be damaged if the plugs are forgotten.   WARNING

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