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  1. Question Advice needed: Rubber seal for windscreen - top strip 
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    Hi,

    I was washing my car and discovered the top seal on the windscreen was missing. This is the top seal between the aluminium trim and the windscreen itself. I guess it flew off while I was on the motorway the previous day.

    I understand that the seal is not a replacement part and not sold separately. It is sold as part of the windscreen aluminium trim and I understand the part number is 8H0 853 829 B.

    My preference is to replace the seal only - not the entire trim. My preference is based on two counts:

    1. Complicated removal: It appears it is quite difficult to remove the top trim and this can only be done after removing the left and right aluminium side trims. I found a useful video on youtube at How to Remove Exterior Window Trim - 2002-2008 B6-B7 AUDI A4 CABRIOLET - YouTube
    2. Cost of top trim: Audi are looking 600+ although there are trims available on ebay circa 100.

    Has anyone replaced the rubber seal cheaply and easily. It looks as if (if I had the rubber seal) it simply pushes onto the aluminium trim (plus lots of quality glue) - a five minute repair.

    My ideal repair would be an OEM rubber seal and simply bond it onto place.


    • Is this possible,
    • has anyone done this, and,
    • Where do you buy the rubber seal?


    See attached picture - top aluminium trim is part marked "9"

    Any advice appreciated!
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  2. Re: Advice needed: Rubber seal for windscreen - top strip 
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    Removing trim strips
    1 - Right A-pillar trim strip
    q Remove A-pillar trim.
    q Detach door seal in area of A-pillar.
    q Unscrew the nut → Item.
    q Drill heads off side pop rivets → Fig. (3x), knock out shanks and detach trim strip.
    2 - Roof frame trim strip
    q Remove roof frame trim.
    q Remove left and right A-pillar trim strip.
    q To remove, unscrew the nuts → Item and detach the trim strip.
    3 - Nut
    q 6.5 Nm
    4 - Pop rivet
    5 - Clip
    6 - Left A-pillar trim strip
    q Removal as for right trim strip
    7 - Nut
    q 6.5 Nm
    8 - Clip
    q Movable
    9 - Clip
    q Fixed
    10 - Clip
    q Movable

    Removing A-pillar trim strip
    Detach door seal in area of A-pillar and remove A-pillar trim.
    Unscrew the nut -6-.
    Drill heads off pop rivets -2- and -7- and knock out shanks.
    Detach trim strip -1-.
    Clips -3- at top and bottom must be movable to compensate for tolerances.
    Clip -5- is rigidly attached to A-pillar with pop rivets -4-.
    does look complicated a lot of rivets to remove

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  3. Re: Advice needed: Rubber seal for windscreen - top strip 
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    Hi Geoffrey

    Did you ever find this rubber (or similar) as ours has suddenly disappeared from the car, either fell out or stolen so I urgently need to replace otherwise I guess rain will get in.

    Thanks

    David



    Quote Originally Posted by geoffreytro View Post
    Hi,

    I was washing my car and discovered the top seal on the windscreen was missing. This is the top seal between the aluminium trim and the windscreen itself. I guess it flew off while I was on the motorway the previous day.

    I understand that the seal is not a replacement part and not sold separately. It is sold as part of the windscreen aluminium trim and I understand the part number is 8H0 853 829 B.

    My preference is to replace the seal only - not the entire trim. My preference is based on two counts:

    1. Complicated removal: It appears it is quite difficult to remove the top trim and this can only be done after removing the left and right aluminium side trims. I found a useful video on youtube at How to Remove Exterior Window Trim - 2002-2008 B6-B7 AUDI A4 CABRIOLET - YouTube
    2. Cost of top trim: Audi are looking 600+ although there are trims available on ebay circa 100.

    Has anyone replaced the rubber seal cheaply and easily. It looks as if (if I had the rubber seal) it simply pushes onto the aluminium trim (plus lots of quality glue) - a five minute repair.

    My ideal repair would be an OEM rubber seal and simply bond it onto place.


    • Is this possible,
    • has anyone done this, and,
    • Where do you buy the rubber seal?


    See attached picture - top aluminium trim is part marked "9"

    Any advice appreciated!
     
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