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Audi Q3: Driver Side Instrument Panel Cover, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Interior / Interior Equipment / Driver Side Instrument Panel Cover, Removing and Installing

  Note

As a replacement part, the new cover is delivered with an additional attaching point.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wedge Set -T10383-

Removing

- Remove the side cover from the instrument panel on the driver side. Refer to → Chapter "Instrument Panel Side Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the side screw -2-.

- Remove the lower bolts -1 and 4-.

- Unclip the driver side instrument panel cover -3- from the instrument cluster using the Wedge -T10383/1--arrows-.

Audi Q3. A68-10707

  Note

The instrument panel cover can only be unclipped from the instrument panel by exerting a relatively high amount of force.

- Disconnect the connector from the light switch.

- If the vehicle has footwell lamps: disconnect the connector.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  Note

  • As a replacement part, the new cover is delivered with an additional attaching point.
  • On a used instrument panel and a new cover, the attaching points -arrow A- and -arrow B- can be offset approximately 1 mm.
  • When offsetting the attaching points, the hole on the instrument panel must be reworked as described in the following:

- Remove approximately 3 mm overhang at the hole -arrow B- on the instrument panel with a small file.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Driver Side Instrument Panel Cover".

Audi Q3. A68-10765

Instrument Cluster Gap Cover, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-

Removing

- Move the steering wheel as far down as possible.

- Using a small flat-head screwdriver, carefully unclip the gap cover -1- from the upper trim panel for the steering column switch module -A arrows-.

- Unclip the instrument cluster gap cover from the instrument panel using the Trim Removal Wedge -3409--B arrows-.

- Remove the cover.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Column Trim Panel".

Audi Q3. A68-10609

Upper Steering Column Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Move the steering wheel as far down as possible.

- Using a small flat-head screwdriver, carefully unclip the gap cover -1- from the upper trim panel -2- for the steering column switch module -arrow A-.

- Turn the steering wheel counterclockwise 90º from the straight position.

- Carefully pry the upper trim off the lower trim using a small flat blade screwdriver -arrow B-.

- Turn the steering wheel back 180º and repeat the procedure on the opposite side.

- Disengage the upper steering column switch module trim from the lower trim and remove it.

Audi Q3. A68-10486

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Engage the upper trim panel -1- in the lower trim panel -A arrows-.

- Make sure that the lower trim panel pins engage in the opening at the upper trim panel retaining tab -B arrows-.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Column Trim Panel".

Audi Q3. A68-10487

Lower Steering Column Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the upper steering column switch module trim. Refer to → Chapter "Upper Steering Column Trim Panel, Removing and Installing".

- Turn the steering wheel counterclockwise 90º from the straight position.

- Remove the bolt -1-.

- Turn steering wheel back 180º and remove screw on the opposite side.

  Note

When bolt -1- is not accessible, the steering wheel must be removed for further work. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.48; Steering Wheel; Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the screw -3- and the lower trim panel -2- for the steering column switch module.

- Disconnect the connector.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Column Trim Panel".

Audi Q3. A68-10488

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