Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Audi Q5

Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Audi Q5

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR, “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Audi Q3.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2017 Audi Q3 can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, Audi has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

For the Q3, sectioning procedures are available in multiple locations for the front lower rail. The body repair manual also notes it is important to stay away from the laser weld when sectioning the front lower rail. The upper rail is able to be sectioned in a single location which, would be to replace the front portion. The rear rail also has a single sectioning location.

The outer uniside offers multiple sectioning procedures including outer quarter panel, outer A-pillar, and outer B-pillar. Sectioning is also available in multiple locations for the uniside reinforcement, along with the inner uniside. The rear body panel is able to be sectioned in multiple areas, and the trunk floor can be sectioned in a single location.

Check out www.erwin.audiusa.com to view the 2017 Audi Q3 body repair manual.

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