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Audi A4: Rear Bumper Cover Mount, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2023 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Bumpers / Rear Bumper Cover Mount, Removing and Installing

Bumper Cover Mount, Removing and Installing, Upper

Removing

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

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Remove the upper mount -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Bumper Cover"

Bumper Cover Mount, Removing and Installing, Side

Removing

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

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Remove the side mount -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Bumper Cover"

Impact Member, Removing and Installing

Impact Member, Removing and Installing, Vehicles without Trailer Hitch

   Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt - Impact Member to Body
  • The following components must be replaced after removal. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Impact Member".

Removing

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

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

- Remove the impact member -3-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Impact Member"

Impact Member, Removing and Installing, Vehicles with Trailer Hitch

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt - Impact Member to Body
  • To complete the procedure, a second technician is required to be at the following position.

Removing

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

- Disconnect and free up the connector -3- and ground wire -2-.

- If equipped, push the spare tire well trim slightly to the side.

- Remove the bolts -1-.

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- Press the grommet -2- outward.

- Free up the wiring harnesses -1--arrow- and guide them out of the opening in the body.

- Remove the impact member -3- with a second technician.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Impact Member"

Attachments, Removing and Installing

Bumper Cover Lower Section, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the nuts -1- and bolt -2-.

- Remove the rear underbody trim panel. Refer to → Chapter "Underbody Trim Panel, Removing and Installing, Side".

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- Release the retainers -arrows- and remove the lower section -1- from the bumper cover -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Push the bumper cover lower section into the bumper cover until it clicks into place.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Bumper Cover"

Trim for Bumper Cover Lower Section, Removing and Installing

Removing

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

- Remove the reflector. Refer to → Chapter "Reflector, Removing and Installing".

- Release the retainers -3- and remove the trim -1- from the bumper cover -2- in the direction of -arrow-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Reflector, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Right side of the vehicle: Remove the bumper cover. Refer to → Chapter "Bumper Cover, Removing and Installing"

- Remove the bolt -3-.

- Release the retainers in the direction of -arrows-.

- Remove the reflector -2- from the bumper cover -4-.

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TIP

The spring force of the spring -1- also assists in the removal of the reflector.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Bumper Cover"

Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Body Socket -T40078-

W00-10239

  • Removal Wedge -T40233-

W00-10994

  • Pliers -T40172C-
  • Adapter -T40172/1-

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  • Wiring Harness Repair Set - Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-

W00-11403

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