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Audi A4: Rear Bumper Cover, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2024 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Bumpers / Rear Bumper Cover, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Body Socket -T40078-
  • Depending on the equipment version, the following additional work must be performed.


- Remove the bolts -1-.

- Push the wheel housing liner -3- to the side.

- Remove the bolt -2-.


- Remove the nuts -1- and bolt -2-.


- Remove the tail lamps. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Tail Lamps; Tail Lamp, Removing and Installing.

- Pull the locking mechanism -1- upward in the direction of -arrow A-.

- Open the mount -2- up to the locking mechanism in the direction of -arrow B-.


- Remove the rear lid end trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels.

- Open the luggage compartment side trim panel cover.

- Versions with first aid kit mount: Remove the nut -2- and remove the mount -1-.


- Disconnect the connector -1-.

- Press the grommet -2- outward.


- Remove the nuts -arrow- using the -T40078-.


- Disengage the side bolster -1- outward from the side panel in the direction of -arrow A- and remove the bumper cover -2- in the direction of -arrows B-.

- Lay the bumper cover on a soft surface.



Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

For versions with lane change assistance, the following additional work is required: Refer to

- Calibrate the lane change assistance, Lane Change Assistance Control Module -J769-/Lane Change Assistance Control Module 2 -J770-. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.96; Lane Change Assistance; Lane Change Assistance, Calibrating.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Bumper Cover"
  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Wheel Housing Liner"


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