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Smashed rear window.. Total disaster !

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    [Nov 18, 2013]
    Today has been a total disaster !!

    I shut my boot lid this morning and then guess what happened.. The rear window just decides to completely smash.. glass everywhere! Anyway i called out Autoglass and they put me a new one in took them two hours to do it.
    I have had a drive around tonight and had a look at a few A4 B8's to compare the boot to mine because the edge of the back of my boot is extremely close to the glass and you could just about fit a 5p coin down it, I have had a look at other A4 B8s and they have a much bigger gap between the boot and the glass. So what i thought was maybe a stone was in the gap and i shut the boot on the stone and it smashed the glass.

    I have been hoovering all the shattered glass up and more and more just seems to appear from nowhere ! anyway eventually it has all gone except from the glass which is underneath the base of the rear seats on the metal which is rattling when i am driving.
    Is there anyway that i can easily remove the rear seats to get rid of this glass rattling underneath them ? Or will i just have to drive around with ear muffs on ?
    Thanks :)
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    [Nov 18, 2013]
    On previous A4's you just grab the bench seat and yank up REALLY hard. However they said these were one time clips ... although I used mine more than once.

    Not sure on the B8 but there's not many other options really.
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    [Nov 19, 2013]
    Oh right interesting.. I will have a look at weekend then.
    Thanks.
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    [Nov 19, 2013]
    Thought someone had broke into your car Bernie! And I feel your pain, someone smashed the front windscreen on one of my old cars to steal a teddy on the dash! Glass everywhere, some even dropped down the air vents, which was un-retrievable, not nice at all!
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    [Nov 19, 2013]
    Its terrible isnt it !! There is glass everywhere and still bits are appearing in the boot from nowhere since i have hoovered it all out !
    Had a woman come in today to tell me she found a piece of glass in her Chips & Gravy !
    I have had to cover up my trays of fish when they are in the boot incase some glass drops into them.

    About 10 years ago when i had a merc i got the windscreen smashed on that and the glass got into the air vents and every time i turned the heater on glass used to drop out !
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    [Nov 19, 2013]
    I have used this tutorial [Tutorial] Removing the fixed rear seat in an Audi A4 B8 - AudiWorld Forums to take out the base of the rear seats and found a massive collection of broken glass which slides around the bottom of the plastic when i am turning corners etc..
    Whilst i was taking the seats out i have managed (Stupid me :keule:) to brake the clips which keep them held in place 023.jpg

    Does anybody know Where to get some more of these from ?
    Because now the front part of my rear seat is loose and not held down properly.

    Anyway i think the bootlid is far too close to the rear window and i think a stone was lodged their and i shut the boot and it put pressure on the stone which forced the rear window through.
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    The boot lid seems to dip allot mor towards the window here compared to the other A4's i have looked at.
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    Personally i think it needs adjusting so it is abit higher up and gives abit more clearance between the boot and the glass. What are your thoughts ? How is it adjusted ?
    Also what are these black circular things the boot shuts onto:
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    [Nov 19, 2013]
    Your Audi dealer will have the clips. They are a one time use item, not terribly expensive.
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    [Nov 20, 2013]
    Oh right that's why then ! Hahaha
    I popped in to my mates car bodywork repair garage and he said he is going to get me some and adjust the boot a little bit so it isnt as close to the window because Audi wont do that for me.
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