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Audi A4: Release Cable, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2023 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Hood, Lids / Release Cable, Removing and Installing

Latch Release Cable, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the vehicle electrical system control module bracket. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.97; Relay Panels, Fuse Panels, E-boxes; Component Location Overview - Relay Panels, Fuse Panels, E-boxes.

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

- Remove the plenum chamber cover. Refer to → Chapter "Plenum Chamber Cover, Removing and Installing".

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- Release the retainers -arrows- and remove the housing cover -1-.

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

- Free up the release cable at the lock carrier and the body.

- Remove the grommet and remove the release cable outward.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Engage the release cable nipple -3- into the coupling roller -2- and push the release cable into the support bracket.

- Position the housing cover -1- so that the printed arrow points toward the free coupling connection.

- To release the latches evenly, adjust the release cable at the thumbwheel.

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Latch Release Cable, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the latch. Refer to → Chapter "Latch, Removing and Installing".

- Release the retainers -arrows- and remove the housing cover -1-.

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

- Release the catches and remove the coupling from the lock carrier.

- Free up the release cables and guide them out of the lock carrier.

A55-11076

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Engage the release cable nipple -3- into the coupling roller -2- and push the release cable into the support bracket.

- Position the housing cover -1- so that the printed arrow points toward the free coupling connection.

- To release the latches evenly, adjust the release cable at the thumbwheel.

A55-10894

Latch, Removing and Installing

Removing

- If required, remove the air filter housing. For TDI vehicles, refer to → Engine Mechanical; Rep. Gr.23; Air Filter; Air Filter Housing, Removing and Installing. For TFSI vehicles, refer to → Engine Mechanical; Rep. Gr.24; Air Filter; Air Filter Housing, Removing and Installing.

- Disconnect the connector -1-.

- Free up the connector -2-.

- Pry out the clip -4-.

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Remove the latch -3- downward.

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- Release the catches -4- and remove the support bracket from the mount -3- in the direction of -arrow-.

- Pull the release cable nipples -1 and 2- out of the release levers on the latch.

- Remove the latch.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Lid"

Latch Release Lever, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Pull the release lever -2- toward the rear -arrow A- (doing so releases the hood) and hold it in this position.

- Release the retainer -1- and keeping the release lever level, pull it out of its mount toward the center of the vehicle -arrow B-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Hook Release Lever, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Pull the clip -2- out of the release lever -1- slightly -arrow A- using a small screwdriver.

- Remove the release lever upward -arrow B-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Slide the clip all the way into the release lever.

- Press the release lever on until it audibly engages.

Latch Release Lever Mounting Bracket, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the latch release lever. Refer to → Chapter "Latch Release Lever, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the A-pillar lower trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Vehicle Interior Trim Panels; A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Loosen the release cable -4- from the support bracket -3- and disengage the release cable nipple -arrow-.

- Remove the bolts -2 and 5-.

- Remove the mounting bracket -1-.

A55-11160

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Release Cable"

Mounting Bracket with Hook Release Lever Release Cable, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the hook release lever. Refer to → Chapter "Hook Release Lever, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the lock carrier cover. Refer to → Chapter "Lock Carrier Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the latch and disengage the mounting bracket release cable. Refer to → Chapter "Latch, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the bolts -3 and 4-.

- Pull the mounting bracket -1- forward out of the lock carrier -2- in the direction of -arrow A-, pivot it upward in the direction of -arrow B- and remove it.

- Remove the mounting bracket and free up the release cables.

A55-11281

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Release Cable"

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