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Audi Q3: Front Backrest, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Interior / Seat Frames / Front Backrest, Removing and Installing

Backrest Cover, Removing and Installing

Removing

  WARNING

Danger of being injured by burrs on the backrest cover.

Wear protective gloves.

- Reach behind the backrest cover -1- and pull the cover off the backrest frame to the right as illustrated.

  Note

If this is difficult, loosen the hooks with a Pry Lever -80-200-.

- Repeat the procedure on the opposite side.

- Continue to remove the backrest cover and roll it up until the upper retaining hooks detach from the backrest frame.

- Remove the backrest cover from the backrest -2- upward.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Insert the backrest cover with the upper hooks -2- into the backrest frame -1-.

- Tilt the backrest cover down and engage the side retaining tabs -3- and -5- and the lower hooks -4-.

- Make sure the tabs on the side fit correctly into the backrest frame and the lower hooks are bent correctly over the backrest frame.

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- Push forcefully on backrest cover on the areas marked with the -arrows- until the tabs and hooks click into place.

- Check if the backrest cover is correctly latched.

  • It must not be possible to move the backrest cover at the bottom.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Backrest, Standard Seat/Sport Seat".

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Side Backrest Cover, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Move the front seat all the way forward/up.

- Remove the seat side sill panel trim. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Side Trim on Sill Panel Side, Removing and Installing, Passenger Folding Seat".

- Fold the backrest forward and push the backrest padding -1- slightly to the side.

- Remove the pins -arrows- on the backrest frame and remove the side backrest cover toward the rear.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Backrest, Passenger Folding Seat".

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Front Backrest, Removing and Installing, Standard/Sport Seat

Removing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

- Remove the front seat. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Removing and Installing".

- Fasten the front seat on the Engine/Transmission Holder - Seat Repair Fixture -VAS6136-. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Mounting on Fixture for Seat Repair".

- Remove the Seat side trim on the tunnel side. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Side Trim on the Tunnel Side, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the seat side sill panel trim.

  • Front seat manual. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Side Trim on Sill Panel Side, Removing and Installing, Manual Front Seat".
  • Front seat power. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Side Trim on Sill Panel Side, Removing and Installing, Power Front Seat".

- Disconnect the wiring harness connectors for the backrest and free up the disconnected wiring harnesses. Refer to → Chapter "Modular Wiring Routing with Corrugated Tube".

  Note

The wiring harness between the connection point and the side airbag is continuous.

- Detach left and right rubber strap -1- at the bottom of the seat pan.

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- Remove the left and right bolts -1- and -2- from the backrest hinge.

- Remove backrest from the seat pan by carefully removing the side airbag electrical wiring harness and depending on the version, removing all other wiring harnesses to the backrest from the seat pan.

Installing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, connecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.
  • Observe all measures when installing the front seat. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Removing and Installing".

Install in reverse order of removal.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Backrest, Standard Seat/Sport Seat".

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Backrest, Removing and Installing, Passenger Folding Seat

Removing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

- Remove the front seat. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Removing and Installing".

- Fasten the front seat on the Engine/Transmission Holder - Seat Repair Fixture -VAS6136-. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Mounting on Fixture for Seat Repair".

- Remove the Seat side trim on the tunnel side. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Side Trim on the Tunnel Side, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the seat side sill panel trim. Refer to → Chapter "Seat Side Trim on Sill Panel Side, Removing and Installing, Passenger Folding Seat".

- Disconnect the wiring harness connectors for the backrest and free up the disconnected wiring harnesses. Refer to → Chapter "Modular Wiring Routing with Corrugated Tube".

  Note

The wiring harness between the connection point and the side airbag is continuous.

- Fold the backrest -3- forward and remove the screws -2-.

- Carefully remove the side airbag wiring harness -4- and all other wiring harnesses for the backrest (depending on the seat version) if necessary.

- Remove the backrest from the seat pan -1-.

Installing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, connecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  Note

Make sure the connectors are installed correctly and are secure.

  WARNING

Ignition must be on when connecting battery. If pyrotechnic components (for example, airbag, belt tensioner) are not repaired correctly, they may deploy unintentionally after connecting battery. There must not be anyone inside the vehicle when connecting the battery.

- Connect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

  Note

If the Airbag Indicator Lamp -K75- indicates a fault, check the DTC memory, erase it and check it again using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester → Vehicle diagnostic tester.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Backrest, Passenger Folding Seat".

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Spring Mat, Removing and Installing

Removing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

- Remove the front seat. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Removing and Installing".

- Fasten the front seat on the Engine/Transmission Holder - Seat Repair Fixture -VAS6136-. Refer to → Chapter "Front Seat, Mounting on Fixture for Seat Repair".

- Remove backrest cover and backrest cushion. Refer to → Chapter "Backrest Cover and Cushion, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the springs -A through D- from the backrest frame -1-.

  Note

The springs -A through D- can also stay engaged in the backrest frame -1- and the spring mat -2- can be disengaged directly from the springs.

- Move the spring mat -2- forward.

- Remove the spring mat through the openings in the backrest frame.

Installing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, connecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Label the springs as shown in the illustration.

  Note

Make sure the connectors are installed correctly and are secure.

  WARNING

Ignition must be on when connecting battery. If pyrotechnic components (for example, airbag, belt tensioner) are not repaired correctly, they may deploy unintentionally after connecting battery. There must not be anyone inside the vehicle when connecting the battery.

- Connect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

  Note

If the Airbag Indicator Lamp -K75- signals a fault after installing, check the DTC memory, erase it and check it again. Refer to → Vehicle diagnostic tester.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Front Backrest, Spring Mat".

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