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Audi Q3: Roof Railing, Removing and Installing

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

Roof Railing, Removing and Installing

  WARNING

Follow all Safety Precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.00; Safety Precautions; when working with Pyrotechnic Components.

Removing

- Lower the headliner. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Roof trim; Headliner, removing and installing.

- Remove the nuts -arrow-.

- Remove the roof rail upward.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  Note

  • Clean the threaded pin threads on the roof rail with a wire brush.
  • Carefully clean the threads of the nuts that are coating with locking fluid free of locking fluid residue using a thread cutter. Otherwise, the threaded pins could lock up when installed and shear off when removed again.

- Install the roof rail with the guide pins in the mount on the vehicle roof.

- Install the nuts with locking fluid and tighten. Refer to → Fig. "Roof Rail - Tightening Specification and Sequence".

- Install the headliner. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Roof trim; Headliner, removing and installing.

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Balancing Element, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the roof rail. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Railing, Removing and Installing".

- Press the adjusting screw -1- in the balancing element -3-.

- Slide the balancing element and remove inward from roof cutout -2-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  Note

  • Use a wire brush to clean the threads of bolts that were screwed in with locking compound.
  • All threaded bores in which bolts with locking fluid were installed must be carefully cleaned of remaining locking fluid using a thread cutter. If the holes are not cleaned, then the bolts could break off the next time they are removed.
  • Replace a damaged gasket.

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- Check the seal -2- for damage.

  • The seal most sit in the groove -arrow-.

- Install the adjustment screw -3- with locking fluid in the balancing element -1-, place in the roof cut out and secure.

- Install the roof rail. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Railing, Removing and Installing".

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Roof Trim Molding, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wedge Set -T10383-

Removing

  Note

  • Do not bend the roof trim molding.
  • Tape around the roof trim molding on the A-pillar to prevent damaging the paint.

- Open the front and rear doors.

- Using the Wedge -T10383/1- pry up the roof trim molding -1- beginning at the A-pillar from the clips -arrows-.

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- Remove the roof trim molding from the clips -1- in the area around the rear side window -2-.

- Have a second technician hold the roof trim molding to keep it from damaging the paint.

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- Tape off the area around the side window trim molding -1- with adhesive tape, as illustrated, -3- to protect the paint.

- Pull the roof trim molding -2- out of the clips -1- in the side window in direction of -arrow-.

- Remove the roof trim molding.

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Installing

- Install the roof trim molding -1- into the side window trim molding -7-.

  • The clamp -5- must fit correctly into the guide -6-.
  • The roof trim molding be touching the end of the side window trim molding.

- Place the roof trim molding with the alignment pins -4- in the clip mount -3- in the vehicle roof.

- Push the roof trim molding in the area of the side window in the clamps and clips -2- until it engages audibly.

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