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Audi Q3: Trim Molding, Removing and Installing

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

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Wedge Set -T10383-

Removing

  Note

Do not twist or bend the side window trim molding.

- Removing the roof trim molding. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Trim Molding, Removing and Installing".

- Tape off the area around the side window trim molding -2- with adhesive tape -1- as shown to protect the paint.

- Press off the side window decorate trim using the Wedge -T10383/1- from the clips.

- Remove the side window trim molding.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Coat the rubber strips and the side window trim molding with tire mounting paste.

  Caution

Danger of causing damage to the rubber strip.

  • If the rubber strip is not behind the trim molding, then it will get damage the next time the trim molding is removed.
  • A damaged rubber strip must be replaced, Replacing the side window.

- Mount the side window trim molding -1- to the body at the C-pillar at the corner -arrow- of the rubber strip as illustrated.

  • The rubber strip -2- must be above the trim molding.
  • The clips -4- must be parallel to the side window trim molding.

- Press the side window trim molding onto the clips until it clicks into place.

  • The rubber strip must cover the side window trim molding.
  • The rubber strip -3- must be installed into the curve in the side window trim molding using Wedge -T10383/1-.

- Install the roof trim molding. Refer to → Chapter "Roof Trim Molding, Removing and Installing".

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Sill Panel Trim, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Trim Removal Wedge -3409-
  • Hot Air Blower VAG1416 -VAG1416-
  • Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-

Removing

- Carefully warm the sill panel trim -1- using the Hot Air Blower -VAS1978/14A-.

- Carefully pry off the sill panel trim -2- using the Trim Removal Wedge -3409--arrow-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Clean the adhesive surface on the vehicle body with Cleaning Solution -D 009 401 04-.

- Remove the protective film from the adhesive tape -2 and 4-.

- Place the sill panel strip -3- on the sill panel -1- by pressing the locating pins in the mounts -arrows-.

- Press the sill panel strip onto the sill panel strip over the entire length.

  • Resting time approximately two hours at room temperature

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Drip Rail, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3. Drip Rail, Removing and Installing

1 - Blind Rivet

  • Quantity: 5
  • Rivet the guide rails beginning at the top.

2 - Clamping Strip

  • To remove, drill out rivet heads and drive out rivet shafts.

3 - Drip Rail

  • Push the upper drip rail in the guide rail starting from the securing lobe -arrow- downward continuing until stop.
  • Check for flushness at the transition to the "A-pillar".

4 - Windshield

Sill Panel Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Oren the doors.

- Loosen the rear wheel cover in the area of the sill panel trim. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Wheel Cover, Removing and Installing".

- Release the retaining tabs -arrows- on the clip -2- with a narrow screwdriver and remove the sill panel trim -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Clean the contact surface in the sill panel trim area. Contact surfaces must be free of wax and grease.

- Place the sill panel trim on the body and push in until it engages audibly.

- Install the rear wheel cover. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Wheel Cover, Removing and Installing".

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B-Pillar Door Trim, Removing and Installing

Front Door B-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Lower the door window.

- Remove the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Front Door Trim; Window Frame Trim Removing and Installing.

- Remove the seal -1- in the area of the B-pillar trim from the rear window guide.

- Remove the bolts -A arrows-.

- Push the B-pillar trim -4- downward -arrow B-. While doing this, the tab -3- will disengage from the body opening -2-.

- Push the B-pillar trim to the outside until it disengages.

- Remove the B-pillar trim upward from the door opening.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the window guide seal. Refer to → Chapter "Window Guide, Removing and Installing".

- Install the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Front Door Trim; Window Frame Trim Removing and Installing.

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Rear Door B-Pillar Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the rear door window. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Door Window, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the seal -4- in the area of the B-pillar trim from the front window guide.

- Remove the bolts -A arrows-.

- Push the B-pillar trim -1- downward -arrow B-. While doing this, the tab -2- will disengage from the opening in the body -3-.

- Push the B-pillar trim to the outside until it disengages.

- Remove the B-pillar trim upward from the door opening.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the rear door window. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Door Window, Removing and Installing".

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C-Pillar Door Trim, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Move the window into the "open" position.

- Remove the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Front Door Trim; Window Frame Trim Removing and Installing.

- Pry out the grommet -1-.

- Remove the bolt -2-.

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- Push the C-pillar door trim -1- downward -arrow-. While doing this, the tab -2- will disengage from the window seal -3- and the pin -4- will disengage from the body -5-.

- Remove the C-pillar door trim upward and out of the door opening.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the window frame trim panel. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.70; Front Door Trim; Window Frame Trim Removing and Installing.

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