Seat Leon >> Removing and installing sill panel trim

Removing and installing side member trim, X-PERIENCE version

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Release lever - 3409-

Exterior equipment

  • Adhesive strip remover - VAS 6349-

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Exterior equipment

  • Hot-air blower - VAG 1416-

Removing

  • Unscrew bolts -2-, -3- and -4-.

Exterior equipment

  • Heat up the side member extension in the bonding surface area -1- before removal with a hot air blower - VAG 1416- .
  • Carefully attach the lever - 3409- between side member and side member extension.
  • Pull the side member extension from the tabs of the retaining strip in the lower and upper part.
  • Take the side member extension away upwards from the retaining strip.

fitting

Preparing side member

  • Remove possible adhesive residues on the side member with the tool - VAS 6349- .
  • Clean the area of the side member where the side member extension is to be affixed with isopropyl alcohol or heptanol.
  • Subsequently treat the side member mounting zone with silicone cleaner.
  • Allow to dry well.

Preparing side member extension for installation

  • Remove adhesive residues present -1- on the side member extension -3-.
  • Clean the area of the side member extension tailgate where the doubled-sided adhesive tape is to be applied with isopropyl alcohol or heptanol.
  • Then treat the area where the doubled-sided adhesive tape should be applied using silicone cleaner.
  • Allow to dry well.
  • Apply to the zone -1- an even coating of Primer - D .

    181.650.A1- ; use the applicator - D 009 500 25- .

Flashing-off time, approx. 10 minutes.

  • Stick the new double-sided adhesive tape -4- to the surface of the side member extension.

Exterior equipment

Fitting notes

Observe the fitting instructions

Exterior equipment

  • Attach side member extension -4- to retaining strip -1-.
  • Align side member extension -4- in longitudinal direction of vehicle.
  • Insert bolt -5-.
  • Align side member extension -4- with vehicle.
  • Screw bolts -2- and -3- in the lower part of the bracket.
  • Check position of side member extension -4-.
  • Pull protective foils -6- of double-sided adhesive tape on side member extension -4- off upwards and backwards.
  • Press on side member extension -4- forcefully and evenly in bonding area.
  • Tighten the bolt -5-.

Removing and installing retaining strip, X-PERIENCE version

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Exterior equipment

  • Cordless power driver

Removing

  • Removing side member extension.
  • Slacken off bolts -3-.
  • Loosen bolts -1-, but they do not need to be unscrewed.
  • Push out the retaining strip -2- backwards to the limit stop -arrow A- and take out in -the direction of the arrow B-.

Exterior equipment

fitting

  • Screw in self-tapping screws -2- using cordless screwdriver at maximum speed, until the screws bite.
  • Remove cordless drill/driver immediately.
  • Tighten bolts -2- to least possible torque.
  • Attach the retaining clip -1- evenly -arrow A- with the openings above all securing bolts -2-, until the retaining strip lies against the side member.
  • To ensure that all securing bolts remain in the openings when sliding on, fit retaining strip with aid of a second mechanic.
  • Push retaining strip -1- back to the limit stop -arrow B-.
  • Installing side member extension

Exterior equipment

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