Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Rear Window

Overview - Rear Window

  Note

  • There may be connections in the rear window delivery package that are only necessary for some optional equipment.
  • Remove any unnecessary cable ends directly at the connection on the rear window.

Audi Q3. Overview - Rear Window

1 - Rear Window Spoiler

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Window Spoiler, Removing and Installing".

2 - Rear Window

  • Before removing, disconnect all electrical connectors and secure the terminals to the middle of the window on the inside using adhesive tape.
  • Rear lid distance dimension -c- = 2 mm
  • Center window along sides.

3 - Spoiler on Roof Edge

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Edge Spoiler, Removing and Installing".

4 - Adhesive Bead

  • Applying adhesive. Refer to → Chapter "New Window Glass, Preparing for Installation"
  • Observe the minimum curing time. Refer to → Chapter "Minimum Curing Time for Bonded Windows".
  • Distances measured from the window edge to the center of the bead of adhesive:
  • Dimension -a- = 8 mm
  • Dimension -b- = 12 mm
  • Dimension -d- = 12 mm

5 - Spacer

  • Included in the delivery of the rear window

6 - Adhesive Stop Profile

  • On the side, the adhesive end profile directly next to the rail for the window defroster to the edge of the glass

Rear Window, Removing and Installing

Undamaged Window, Removing

- Remove the roof edge spoiler. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Edge Spoiler, Removing and Installing"

- Remove the spoiler on the rear window. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Window Spoiler, Removing and Installing"

- The rear window wiper is removed. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.92; Rear Window Washer System; Windshield Wiper Arm, Removing and Installing

- 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 rear window defroster and window antenna connectors and secure to center of window with adhesive tape.

  WARNING

When removing a window, always wear protective eyewear and leather gloves.

- Unroll with the Cutting Tool for Bonded Windows - Wire Reel -VAS6452/1- approximately 6.5 meters of cutting wire (approximately six turns) and cut it.

- Cover the awl outlet under the body flange with tape -1- to prevent damaging it.

- Feed both cutting wire ends -3- into the awl -2- and pull it in.

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- Place the cutting wire all the way around under the windshield as illustrated.

- Route cutting wire around rear window under the glass as shown in the illustration.

  Caution

The ends of the wire must not be twisted when cutting through the adhesive -arrow-.

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- Mount both reel devices on the inside of the windshield as illustrated.

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- Insert the ends of the cutting wire -1- into the reel device -2-

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- Cut free the windshield along the "D-pillar" upward.

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- Move the reel device as illustrated.

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- The wire is guided into the integrated roller -arrow- on the spool.

- Cut the window free on the left upper corner.

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- Move the reel device as illustrated.

- Cut the window free on the upper edge of the glass to the right.

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- Cut the window free on the lower edge of the glass to the right.

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- Place the reel device as shown on the D-pillar.

- Cut the window free on the right lower corner.

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- Place the reel device as shown upward and cut free the window glass at the D-pillar.

- Cut the window free on the right upper corner.

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- Move the right on the right side reel device over the left one as illustrated and cut free the window completely.

- Lift the window out of the rear lid using the suction cups.

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Damaged Rear Window, Removing

  WARNING

When removing a window, always wear protective eyewear and leather gloves.

- Protect body and interior from glass splinters.

- Remove glass pieces from adhesive material.

- Disconnect rear window defroster and window antenna connectors.

- Bond flange all around with fabric reinforced adhesive tape.

- Cut through the adhesive sealing material (with glass residue) in the from window opening using Window Cutter - VAG1561A- and Cutting Blade, Bent at Right Angle - VAG1561/10-

Rear Window, Installing

- Installing. Refer to → Chapter "Bonded Window Glass Installation Instructions".

- Prepare the new window for installation. Refer to → Chapter "New Window Glass, Preparing for Installation".

- Prepare the undamaged window for installing. Refer to → Chapter "Undamaged Window Glass, Preparing for Installation".

- Prepare the body flange for installation. Refer to → Chapter "Body Flange, Preparing for Installation".

- Insert the rear window into window cut-out using suction cups.

  Caution

  • The window must be installed within 15 minutes or the adhesive sealing material will not adhere properly.
  • The rear window must be installed in the centered to the rear window wiper arm.

- Center window along sides.

- Minimum curing time. Refer to → Chapter "Minimum Curing Time for Bonded Windows".

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