Chris NottVolks Autos
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Near Brighton, W Sussex
    Posts
    4

    Remove tail-gate trim on '03 plate A6 Avant

    Hi, my rear wash / wipe has started leaking internally when the washer is used, filling the trim on the tail-gate door with fluid. How do I get the interior trim off the tailgate to get to the wash / wipe mechanism??

    Seems to be a familiar problem with VAG cars - have had similar probs with a Passat Estate and a Golf (twice), and have decided not to contribute 100+ to my local Audi dealers profits getting them to look at it!!

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers, Jon

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    simonwjones's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    staffs uk
    Posts
    344
    Just remove the obvious screws and pull Hard. They're a tw@t to get off, just very stiff.



    Simon
    A6 2.5tdi Quattro Sport 180
    A6 1.9tdi Avant ................. Gladly missed
    A6 2.8 Quattro .................. Sadly missed
    Quattro 2.8 Coupe ............. Sadly missed

    RNS-E, Audi BT, Phatnoise

  4. #3
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Near Brighton, W Sussex
    Posts
    4
    Thanks Simon,

    Unfortunately there are no obvious screws - the whole thing looks as though it is clipped in place. The only problem is, I don't want to try yanking it all off only to find that I have trashed the interior trim in the process.

  5. #4
    simonwjones's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    staffs uk
    Posts
    344
    If I remember correctly on my old car, there may be screws covered under grommits, or even in the pull down panel where the warning triangle lives.

    If I had my old car I would have a look for you, but gone back to a saloon.

    Simon
    A6 2.5tdi Quattro Sport 180
    A6 1.9tdi Avant ................. Gladly missed
    A6 2.8 Quattro .................. Sadly missed
    Quattro 2.8 Coupe ............. Sadly missed

    RNS-E, Audi BT, Phatnoise

  6. #5
    matt_o121's Avatar
    2.8Q

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    84
    i don't know if this will help, but, the saloon has two carpet covered screws on the lower edge of the trim and two further screws inside the internal tail gate closure handle.

    the rest is just trim clips.

    as i said i don't know if that helps but may give you a clue where to start looking.

  7. #6
    TonyT's Avatar
    Finally got my A6

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    85
    PM sent
    2001 A6 Avant 1.8t, she's a little beauty.

    Never drive faster than your gaurdian angel can fly.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO