Access for rear window tints on saloon?

bentwenty

Registered User
Hi all, I'm becoming a bit a regular here! Feel free to tell me to p**s off ;)

I've bought myself a set of pre cut 25% window tints for my A6 saloon.
I managed to do a very good job using pre cut tints on my A3, but as it was a hatch, access to the rear windscreen was much better!
Has anyone done this on a saloon? Any tips?
Is it possible to remove the rear parcel/speaker shelf under the rear windscreen for better access?

I will be using a hot air gun to shrink the film to shape. I'm hoping to get the job done tomorrow afternoon.
Cheers
 

RoyC

Registered User
I hope this is of some help.



Removing and installing rear shelf without sun blind (rear)


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1 - Rear shelf without sun blind (rear)
t Removing
– Remove roof end trim → Chapter.
– Remove D-pillar trim (left and right) → Chapter.
Vehicles with folding rear seat backrest
– Fold rear seat backrest forwards.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Remove rear seat bench → Chapter.
– Remove rear seat backrest → Chapter.
– Remove belt buckle with buckle bracket (right-side) → Chapter.
All vehicles (continued)
– Pull rear shelf -1- forwards and unclip clips -8- (4x) from cross member for rear shelf -5-.
– Pull rear shelf -1- further forwards and disengage retainers -4- (3x) from cut-outs (shaped like key-hole) on cross member for rear shelf -5-.
– Pull rear shelf -1- with retainers and pins -6- (4x) out of cross member below rear window -7-.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Unclip belt guide (rear centre) from rear shelf -1- → Fig..
– Insert belt with belt guide (rear centre) through cut-out -3- in rear shelf -1-.
All vehicles (continued)
– Remove rear shelf -1-.
t Installing
– Check that clips -8- (4x) are not damaged or deformed.
If clips are damaged or deformed they must be renewed.
– Before fitting rear shelf -1- make sure that clips -8- (4x) are correctly positioned.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Insert belt with belt guide (rear centre) through cut-out -3- in rear shelf -1-.
– Clip belt guide (rear centre) into rear shelf -1- → Fig..
Make sure that belt is not twisted.
All vehicles (continued)
– Hook retainers -4- (3x) into cut-outs (shaped like key-holes) in cross member for rear shelf -5-.
– Push rear shelf -1- to rear as far as it will go.
– Make sure that pins on retainers -6- (4x) are inserted into cut-outs in cross member below rear window -7-.
– Secure rear shelf -1- to cross member for rear shelf -5- with clips -8- (4x).
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Install belt buckle with buckle bracket (right-side) → Chapter.
Make sure that belt is not twisted.
– Install rear seat backrest → Chapter.
– Install rear seat bench → Chapter.
Vehicles with folding rear seat backrest
– Return backrest to upright position.
All vehicles (continued)
– Install D-pillar trim (left and right) → Chapter.
– Install roof end trim → Chapter.
2 - Child seat anchorage (3x)
q Only for USA and Canada
q Removing and installing → Chapter
q Cut-outs for child seat anchorage only provided on rear shelf of vehicles for USA and Canada
3 - Cut-out for belt guide
q Only on vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
4 - Retainers (3x)
q → Item
q Fixed component of rear shelf -1-
5 - Cross member for rear shelf
6 - Retainers with pins (4x)
q → Item
q Fixed component of rear shelf -1-
7 - Rear window
8 - Clips (4x)
q Renew if damaged or deformed
q Remove any clips left in body mounting points using -T40280-
t Removing
– Remove roof end trim → Chapter.
– Remove D-pillar trim (left and right) → Chapter.
Vehicles with folding rear seat backrest
– Fold rear seat backrest forwards.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Remove rear seat bench → Chapter.
– Remove rear seat backrest → Chapter.
– Remove belt buckle with buckle bracket (right-side) → Chapter.
All vehicles (continued)
– Pull rear shelf -1- forwards and unclip clips -8- (4x) from cross member for rear shelf -5-.
– Pull rear shelf -1- further forwards and disengage retainers -4- (3x) from cut-outs (shaped like key-hole) on cross member for rear shelf -5-.
– Pull rear shelf -1- with retainers and pins -6- (4x) out of cross member below rear window -7-.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Unclip belt guide (rear centre) from rear shelf -1- → Fig..
– Insert belt with belt guide (rear centre) through cut-out -3- in rear shelf -1-.
All vehicles (continued)
– Remove rear shelf -1-.
t Installing
– Check that clips -8- (4x) are not damaged or deformed.
If clips are damaged or deformed they must be renewed.
– Before fitting rear shelf -1- make sure that clips -8- (4x) are correctly positioned.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Insert belt with belt guide (rear centre) through cut-out -3- in rear shelf -1-.
– Clip belt guide (rear centre) into rear shelf -1- → Fig..
Make sure that belt is not twisted.
All vehicles (continued)
– Hook retainers -4- (3x) into cut-outs (shaped like key-holes) in cross member for rear shelf -5-.
– Push rear shelf -1- to rear as far as it will go.
– Make sure that pins on retainers -6- (4x) are inserted into cut-outs in cross member below rear window -7-.
– Secure rear shelf -1- to cross member for rear shelf -5- with clips -8- (4x).
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Install belt buckle with buckle bracket (right-side) → Chapter.
Make sure that belt is not twisted.
– Install rear seat backrest → Chapter.
– Install rear seat bench → Chapter.
Vehicles with folding rear seat backrest
– Return backrest to upright position.
All vehicles (continued)
– Install D-pillar trim (left and right) → Chapter.
– Install roof end trim → Chapter.
2 - Child seat anchorage (3x)
q Only for USA and Canada
q Removing and installing → Chapter
q Cut-outs for child seat anchorage only provided on rear shelf of vehicles for USA and Canada
3 - Cut-out for belt guide
q Only on vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
4 - Retainers (3x)
q → Item
q Fixed component of rear shelf -1-
5 - Cross member for rear shelf
6 - Retainers with pins (4x)
q → Item
q Fixed component of rear shelf -1-
7 - Rear window
8 - Clips (4x)
q Renew if damaged or deformed
q Remove any clips left in body mounting points using -T40280-

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Removing and installing centre belt guide (rear)
Removing:
– Unclip front retaining hook for belt guide (rear centre) -1-.
– To do so, insert removal wedge -3409- in between rear shelf -3- and belt guide (rear centre) -1-.
– Swivel belt guide (rear centre) -1- upwards approx. 45°.
– Detach belt guide (rear centre) -1- from rear shelf -3-.
Installing:
– First clip rear part of belt guide (rear centre) -1- into rear shelf -3-.
– Clip front retaining hook for belt guide (rear centre) -1- into rear shelf -3-.


Removing and installing rear shelf with sun blind (rear)

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1 - Rear shelf with sun blind (rear)
t Removing
– Retract sun blind (rear) -4-.
– Remove roof end trim → Chapter.
– Remove D-pillar trim (left and right) → Chapter.
Vehicles with folding rear seat backrest
– Fold rear seat backrest forwards.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Remove rear seat bench → Chapter.
– Remove rear seat backrest → Chapter.
– Remove belt buckle with buckle bracket (right-side) → Chapter.
All vehicles (continued)
– Unscrew bolts -5- (3x).
– Pull rear shelf -1- forwards and unclip clips -10- (4x) from cross member for rear shelf -6-.
– Pull rear shelf -1- with retainers and pins -8- (4x) out of cross member below rear window -7-.
– Unplug electrical connector -9-.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Unclip belt guide (rear centre) from rear shelf -1- → Fig..
– Insert belt with belt guide (rear centre) through cut-out -3- in rear shelf -1-.
All vehicles (continued)
– Remove rear shelf -1-.
t Installing
– Check that clips -10- (4x) are not damaged or deformed.
If clips are damaged or deformed they must be renewed.
– Before fitting rear shelf -1- make sure that clips -10- (4x) are correctly positioned.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Insert belt with belt guide (rear centre) through cut-out -3- in rear shelf -1-.
– Clip belt guide (rear centre) into rear shelf -1- → Fig..
Make sure that belt is not twisted.
All vehicles (continued)
– Position rear shelf -1- on cross member for rear shelf -6-.
– Plug in connector -9-.
– Push rear shelf -1- to rear as far as it will go.
– Make sure that pins on retainers -8- (4x) are inserted into cut-outs in cross member below rear window -7-.
– Secure rear shelf -1- to cross member for rear shelf -6- with clips -10- (4x).
– Screw in bolts -5- (3x) and tighten to specified torque.
Make sure that the bolt heads are located in the narrow part of the cut-outs shaped like a key-hole.
Vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
– Install belt buckle with buckle bracket (right-side) → Chapter.
– Install rear seat backrest → Chapter.
– Install rear seat bench → Chapter.
Vehicles with folding rear seat backrest
– Return backrest to upright position.
All vehicles (continued)
– Install D-pillar trim (left and right) → Chapter.
– Install roof end trim → Chapter.
– Check that sun blind (rear) is functioning correctly.
2 - Child seat anchorage (3x)
q Only for USA and Canada
q Removing and installing → Chapter
q Cut-outs for child seat anchorage only provided on rear shelf of vehicles for USA and Canada
3 - Cut-out for belt guide
q Only on vehicles with fixed rear seat backrest
4 - Electrical rear roller blind (sun blind)
q Removing and installing → Item
5 - Bolts (3x)
q Tightening torque: 4 Nm
6 - Cross member for rear shelf
7 - Rear window
8 - Retainers with pins (4x)
q → Item
q Fixed component of rear shelf -1-
9 - Connector for sun blind (rear)
10 - Clips (4x)
q Renew if damaged or deformed
q Remove any clips left in body mounting points using -T40280-

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Removing and installing centre belt guide (rear)
Removing:
– Unclip front retaining hook for belt guide (rear centre) -1-.
– To do so, insert removal wedge -3409- in between rear shelf -3- and belt guide (rear centre) -1-.
– Swivel belt guide (rear centre) -1- upwards approx. 45°.
– Detach belt guide (rear centre) -1- from rear shelf -3-.
Installing:
– First clip rear part of belt guide (rear centre) -1- into rear shelf -3-.
– Clip front retaining hook for belt guide (rear centre) -1- into rear shelf -3-.

P.S. - p**s off ;)
 

bentwenty

Registered User
That's brilliant! Thanks very much!! Is that from elsawin? I've just bought a copy of 5.2 off eBay, I'm looking forward to it arriving so I can get it up and running on my dual booted Mac!

The shelf looks very straight forward to remove, especially as I have folding seats. However, it looks like there is still a big metal shelf underneath! I'm assuming that's part of the chassis and therefore cannot be removed?
I will probably still remove the part that I can though to safe making a mess!
P.S. Duly noted, I'll go back to my corner...
 

RoyC

Registered User
That's brilliant! Thanks very much!! Is that from elsawin? I've just bought a copy of 5.2 off eBay, I'm looking forward to it arriving so I can get it up and running on my dual booted Mac!

The shelf looks very straight forward to remove, especially as I have folding seats. However, it looks like there is still a big metal shelf underneath! I'm assuming that's part of the chassis and therefore cannot be removed?
I will probably still remove the part that I can though to safe making a mess!
P.S. Duly noted, I'll go back to my corner...

Yes, from ElsaWin off ebay.
 
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