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Audi A4: Hinges, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2024 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Hood, Lids / Hinges, Removing and Installing

Hinges, Removing and Installing, Sedan

Removing

- Remove the rear lid. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid, Removing and Installing, Sedan".

- Remove the luggage compartment side trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Luggage Compartment Side Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Free up the wiring harness -1-.

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Remove the hinge -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Adjust the rear lid after installing the hinge. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid, Adjusting".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid, Sedan"

Hinges, Removing and Installing, Avant

Removing

- Remove the rear lid upper trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Upper Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the headliner. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Roof Trim Panels; Headliner, Removing and Installing.

- If equipped, remove the rear lid motor. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid Motor 1 -V444- and Rear Lid Motor 2 -V445-, Removing and Installing".

- Push the expanding pin -4- through.

- Release the retainers -1 and 5- and remove the wiring harness bracket -3- from the mount on the hinge -2-.

- Free up the wiring harness.

- Remove the left and right gas-filled strut. Refer to → Chapter "Gas-Filled Strut, Removing and Installing".

- Close the rear lid.

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

- Remove the hinge -3-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Adjust the rear lid after installing the hinge. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid, Adjusting".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid, Avant"

Rear Lid Seal, Removing and Installing

Rear Lid Seal, Removing and Installing, Sedan

Removing

- Remove the rear lid seal from the body flange.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Position the rear lid seal on the body flange.

  • The butt joint -1- for the rear lid seal must face toward the center of the left tail lamp.
  • The top of the cover lip -4- must be aligned with the center -2- of the window crossmember -3-.

- Press on the entire length of the rear lid seal.

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Rear Lid Seal, Removing and Installing, Avant

Removing

- Insert the screwdriver -3- into the opening and release the lower catch -arrow A-.

- Grip between the cover -2- and the tail lamp -1- and release the remaining catches.

- Remove the cover from the tail lamp -arrow B-.

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TIP

The cover must be removed very carefully so that the guide and the hooks do not get damaged.

- Remove the rear lid seal from the body flange.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Position the rear lid seal on the body flange.

  • The butt joint -1- for the rear lid seal must face the left toward the bumper cover.
  • The cover lips -2- must be aligned evenly with the tail lamps.

- Press on the entire length of the rear lid seal.

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Roof Frame Cover, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-
  • Wedge Set -T10383-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-
  • Applicator -D 009 500 25-
  • Bonding Agent -D 355 205 A2-

Removing

- Open the rear lid.

- Carefully warm the roof frame cover -2- using the -VAS1978/14A-.

- Loosen the bonding -1- and detach the roof frame cover from the body by releasing the retainers -3-.

- Remove the roof frame cover.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Clean the adhesive surface using the Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

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

- Align the roof frame cover -1- with the centering pin -4- on the body -3-.

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive tape -2-.

- Press the roof frame cover on until it audibly engages.

- Press the roof frame cover on near the adhesive surface.

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     Rear Lid Closing Assist Motor -V382-, Removing and Installing

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