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Audi Q3: Rear Lid, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Hood, Lids / Rear Lid, Removing and Installing

Rear Lid, Removing and Installing

  • A second technician will be needed during removal and installation to support and to hold the rear lid.

Removing:

  Note

Mark the position of the rear lid on the rear lid hinge with a felt-tip pen before removing.

- Remove the rear lid trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Upper Trim Panel, Removing and Installing

- Disconnect the electric wires on the connectors and pull them out of the rear lid.

- Remove the top bolt on the rear lid side first.

- Remove the bolts on both sides of the rear lid and then remove the rear lid. Refer to → Chapter "Hinges, Removing and Installing".

Install in reverse order of removal.

Adjusting:

- Adjust the front height and the position of the hood lengthwise using the hood hinge.

- Adjust the height of the back of the rear lid by adjusting the rear lid latch.

- Align the rear lid so it is centered according to the gap dimensions. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lid, Adjusting".

- Adjusting buffer stops.

Adjusting Buffer, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Release the adjusting buffer by pushing and turning left with a 24 mm socket on the hex fitting and remove.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- To install the adjusting buffer insert in the correct position on the rear lid and lock with a 24 mm socket turning right in the direction of the -arrow-.

Audi Q3. A55-10822

Rear Lid, Adjusting

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Gauge - Gap Adjustment -3371-

Gap Dimensions

Audi Q3. Gap Dimensions

The gap dimensions can be checked with the Adjustment Gauge -3371-.

  • Dimension -A- = 4.5 mm
  • Dimension -B- = 5.5 mm
  • Dimension -C- = 2.3 mm
  • Dimension -D- = 2.5 mm
  • Dimension -E- = 5.0 mm
  • Dimension -F- = 5.3 mm

Adjusting via the Hinge

- The roof spoiler is removed. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Edge Spoiler, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the seal -1-.

To ensure that it is water tight, after installing the seal coat it completely with Adhesive/Sealant - D 511 500 A2-.

- Loosen the bolts on the lid -2- from the inside at the hex fitting.

- Close the rear lid and align it with the body contour.

- Fasten the bolts -2- to the lid retainer with an outer torx socket E5 to the left to maximum of 7 Nm.

- Open the rear lid and tighten the bolts on the bolts on the hex fitting. Refer to -item 2-.

- Install the rear spoiler.

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Adjustment using Lid Catch, vehicle with Fixed Catch

- Remove the lock carrier trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Lock Carrier Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

  Note

  • Before adjusting, install the adjusting buffer on the rear lid side completely → Fig. "Adjusting Screw for Adjusting Buffer".
  • The rear height can be adjusted by sliding the locking plate.

- Loosen nuts -1- and -3-. The catch -2- must be movable.

- Close the rear lid and check the position.

- If necessary adjust the striker pin the in upper adjusting buffer.

- Rear lid latch must be engaged in main detent (second retainer) during this.

- Tighten the nuts on the striker pin to the tightening specification. Refer to -10-.

- Turn the lower adjusting buffer until the closed rear lid with the adjusting buffer comes into contact position on the stop buffers in the body.

- Check whether rear lid still closes easily, repeat adjustment at adjusting buffer if necessary.

- If rear lid is difficult to close, tighten the adjusting buffer slightly.

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Adjust using Catch, vehicles with Rear Lid Lock Unit

- Remove the lock carrier trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Lock Carrier Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.

- Loosen the nuts. The rear lid lock unit -1- and striker pin -2- must still be movable.

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- For easier installation, there are markings in the rear lid end piece to help adjust the rear lid lock unit.

  Caution

Risk of damage!

  • To adjust the rear lid, the striker pin must be in the "rear lid closed" position (lower end position).
  • Striker pin cannot be installed in position not visible in drawing (upper end position) -1- because rear lid can block contact when closing and can be damaged.
  • Do not use the Door Closing Assist Control Module to adjust the power rear lid.

Audi Q3. A55-10447

- Turn the upper section of the rear lid side of the adjusting buffer completely before adjusting the rear lid. Refer to → Fig. "Adjusting Screw for Adjusting Buffer".

- Close the rear lid and check the position.

- If necessary adjust the striker pin the in upper adjusting buffer.

- Rear lid latch must be engaged in main detent (second retainer) during this.

- Tighten the nuts -1- on the Rear Lid Lock Unit -2- to the tightening specification. Tightening specification: Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Lid, Rear Lid Motor".

- Remove the lower adjusting buffer until the closed rear lid with the adjusting buffers comes into contact with the stop buffers in the body.

- See if rear lid still closes easily, continue adjusting the adjusting buffer if necessary.

- If rear lid is difficult to close, tighten the adjusting buffer slightly.

Audi Q3. A55-10448

Adjusting Buffer, Adjusting

Audi Q3. Adjusting Buffer, Adjusting

1 - Side Panel

2 - Stop

  • Removing and Installing. Refer to → Chapter "Adjusting Buffer, Removing and Installing".

3 - Adjusting Buffer

  • Removing and Installing
  • There is an adjusting screw for adjusting the height.
  • When rear lid is adjusted correctly, adjusting buffer must make contact with light pre-tension with stop on rear lid side.

4 - Rear Lid

  • When adjusted correctly, adjusting buffer -3- must contact stop buffer -2- with light pretension when rear lid is closed.

Adjusting Screw for Adjusting Buffer

- Before adjusting rear lid, install adjusting screw -2- with protective cap -1- completely in adjusting buffer -3-

- Remove the adjusting screw -2- just enough until the cap -1- makes contact with light pre-tension with stop on rear lid side when the rear lid is closed.

- Check whether lid sits without play and in flush position by pushing or pulling on the side edge of rear lid below rear window.

- Repeat the adjustment if necessary.

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Lid Latch, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3. Lid Latch, Removing and Installing

1 - Cover

  • After removing, remove the lid trim from the lid lock.

2 - Nut

  • 21 Nm

3 - Cover for Lid Latch

  • When installing, cover must engage audibly in lid latch.

4 - Lid Latch

  • Before removal, remove the lid latch cover.
  • The rear lid lower trim panel is removed. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Luggage Compartment Trim Panels; Rear Lid Lower Trim Panel, Removing and Installing.
  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove nuts and remove lid latch.
  • Remove the lid latch with the clip from the centering hole.

5 - Connector

6 - Rear Lid

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