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Audi Q3: Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Exterior Equipment / Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing

Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 through MY 2014

Removing

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

- Remove the bumper cover outer panel. Refer to → Chapter "Bumper Cover Outer Panel, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3".

- If the radiator grille is replaced:

  • Remove the reinforcement brace. Refer to → Chapter "Reinforcement Brace, Removing and Installing, Version 1".
  • quattro-name badge removing. Refer to → Chapter "Name Badges, Removing and Installing".
  • Remove parking aid sensor mounts. Refer to → Chapter "Front Parking Aid Sensor Mount, Removing and Installing".
  • Removing the Audi-rings. Refer to → Chapter "Front Emblem, Removing and Installing".

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the bumper cover outer panel. Refer to → Chapter "Bumper Cover Outer Panel, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3".

Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 Offroad/S-line

Removing

- Remove the center grill:

  • Audi Q3 Offroad. Refer to → Chapter "Center Grille. Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 Offroad".
  • Audi Q3 S-line. Refer to → Chapter "Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 S Line through MY 2014".

- Remove the molded foam part. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 through MY 2014".

- Disconnect the connector -2- and free up the wiring harness -1-.

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

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- Release the catches -1, 2 and 3- and remove the radiator grille -4- rearward.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the center grille:

  • Audi Q3 Offroad. Refer to → Chapter "Center Grille. Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 Offroad".
  • Audi Q3 S-line. Refer to → Chapter "Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 S Line through MY 2014".

- Install the molded foam part. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 through MY 2014".

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Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing, Vehicles from MY 2015

Removing

- Remove the center grille. Audi Q3: Refer to → Chapter "Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 from MY 2015". Audi RS Q3: Refer to → Chapter "Lower Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3".

- Remove the reinforcement brace. Refer to → Chapter "Reinforcement Brace, Removing and Installing, Version 2".

- Disconnect the connector from the front parking aid sensor and free up the wiring harness.

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Lift the securing tab -4- and release the tab -3-.

- Remove radiator grille -2- towards the rear from the bumper cover -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

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Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3 through MY 2014

Removing

- Remove the upper bolts from the grille center. Refer to → Chapter "Lower Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3".

- Remove the front parking aid sensor mount and free up the wiring harness. Refer to → Chapter "Front Parking Aid Sensor Mount, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3 through MY 2014".

- Remove the screws -arrows-.

- Release the catches -1, 2 and 3- and remove the radiator grille -4- rearward.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the front parking aid sensor mount. Refer to → Chapter "Front Parking Aid Sensor Mount, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3 through MY 2014".

- Install the radiator grille. Refer to → Chapter "Lower Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3".

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Radiator Grille Decorative Frame, Removing and Installing, Vehicles from MY 2015

Removing

- Remove the radiator grille. Refer to → Chapter "Radiator Grille, Removing and Installing, Vehicles from MY 2015".

- Release the securing tab -3- and the tabs -4-.

- Lift the securing tab -6- and release the tab -5-.

- Remove the decorative frame -2- forward from the radiator grille -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

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Lower Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3

Removing

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

- Remove the front bumper cover end plate. Refer to → Chapter "Front Bumper Cover End Plate, Removing and Installing".

- If equipped, free up the washer fluid hose -1-.

- Disconnect the connector -5- and free up the wiring harness -2-.

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Remove the reinforcement brace -4-.

- Release the retainers -6- and remove the center grille -4- to the rear.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

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

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Reinforcement Brace, Removing and Installing, Version 1

Removing

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

- Remove the screws -1, 3 and 5-.

- Remove the reinforcement brace -2- from the bumper cover -4-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

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

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Reinforcement Brace, Removing and Installing, Version 2

Removing

- Remove the molded foam part. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 through MY 2014".

- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- Remove the reinforcement brace -2- from the radiator grille -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the molded foam part. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part, Removing and Installing, Audi Q3 through MY 2014".

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License Plate, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3

Removing

- Remove the license plate.

- Remove the bolts -2- and -3-.

- Detach license plate bracket -1- upward out of the honeycomb-structured grille -arrow- while detaching clips -4-.

- Remove the license plate bracket.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  • The license plate bracket must be fully inserted into the honeycomb-structured grille.

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Front Parking Aid Sensor Mount, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the front bumper cover end plate. Refer to → Chapter "Front Bumper Cover End Plate, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the front parking aid sensor. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Overview - Parking Aid .

- Release the hooks -arrows- and remove the mount -2- for the parking aid sensor forward from the radiator grille -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the front parking aid sensor. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Overview - Parking Aid .

- Install the front bumper cover end plate. Refer to → Chapter "Front Bumper Cover End Plate, Removing and Installing".

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Front Parking Aid Sensor Mount, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3 through MY 2014

Removing

- Remove the molded foam part mount. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3".

- Disconnect the connector -3-.

- Remove the bolts -arrows- and the mount -1- from the radiator grille -2-.

- If the mount is replaced, remove the parking aid sensor. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Parking Aid, Front Parking Aid Sensor, Removing and Installing.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the molded foam part mount. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3".

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Front Parking Aid Sensor Mount, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3 from MY 2015

Removing

- Remove the lower center grille. Refer to → Chapter "Lower Center Grille, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3".

- Disconnect the connector -3-.

- Remove the bolt -1-.

- Lift the molded foam part mount -2- slightly and remove the parking aid sensor mount -4- downward from the radiator grille.

  Note

If the mount cannot be removed as described, then the molded foam part mount needs to be removed. Refer to → Chapter "Molded Foam Part Mount, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3 from MY 2015".

- If the mount is replaced, remove the parking aid sensor. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Parking Aid, Front Parking Aid Sensor, Removing and Installing.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

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