Service Training

The 2009 Audi Q5 Vehicle Introduction

Self-Study Program 994803
Audi of America, LLC.

Service Training

Printed in U.S.A.

Printed 12/2008

Course Number 994803

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Occupant Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Power Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Running Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

The Self-Study Program teaches the design and function of new vehicle models, Reference Note
automotive components, and technologies.

The Self-Study Program is not a Repair Manual!

For maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current technical literature.

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Notes

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Introduction

1
Introduction

Overview
The Audi Q5 is a new kind of SUV: it combines the Every new Audi makes its dynamic nature visually
dynamism of a sports sedan with an impressively apparent at first glance.
versatile interior and a wide range of practical features for
leisure and family use. Powerful, efficient engines, quattro Its body design comes across as powerful, athletic and
permanent allwheel drive and an agile suspension layout emotionally charged. The new Audi Q5 restates the Audi
form an impressive technological package for on-road brand’s claim to lead the way in automotive design. The
and off-road use. vehicle body accounts for two-thirds of the overall height,
with the greenhouse making up the remaining third –
proportions that are typical for an Audi.

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The subtle interplay between its lines is what makes the The tornado line below the windows starts at the
side view of the Audi Q5 so intriguing. Above the sill area, headlights, eases off somewhat in its intensity as it
which serves as the technical and visual basis, a clearly crosses the doors and finally merges with the upper edge
ascending dynamic line runs all the way back to the tail of the rear lights.
end, where it forms the bumper edge – thus accentuating
the forward momentum of the body.

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Introduction

The Audi Q5’s interior systematically echoes the exterior Meticulously chosen and crafted materials and the
design and is an authentic example of Audi’s design varied tactile charm of the surfaces are combined with
philosophy. Devoid of any angular SUV elements, it Audi’s elegant design language. In the zone around the
exudes a predominantly sporty, flowing character and Driver Information Display, for example, there are three
the cockpit is elegantly structured. A complex surface different trims, all of which are precisely coordinated.
design of bold lines framing taut surfaces underscores They are in gleaming chrome, with a matt surface and in
the progressive dynamism of the Audi Q5; its clearly semicrystalline plastic.
arranged zones convey the power and agility that is
the very essence of Audi’s performance SUV. In the
door trim, for instance, the opener, inlay, armrest and
storage compartment constitute a functional unit of high
aesthetic quality.

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Introduction

Dimensions

65.0 in (1653 mm)
42.2 in (1079 mm)

63.6 in (1617 mm) 63.5 in (1613 mm)

74.0 in (1880 mm) 82.2 in (2089 mm)
mm
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0 mm
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in (99
in (1
41.0

38.9

27.2 in (693 mm)
35.2 in (895 mm) 110.5 in (2807 mm) 36.4 in (927 mm)
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182.2 in (4629 mm)
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* Max. headroom
** 5291 lbs. with trailer brakes on an 8 % gradient
Specifications are given in mm
4409 lbs. with trailer brakes on a 12 % gradient
Specified dimensions refer to curb (unladen)
1650 lbs. without trailer brakes
weight of vehicle

Length 182.2 in (4629 mm) Front inner width 57.6 in (1465 in)
Width 74.0 in (1880 mm) Rear inner width 56.3 in (1432 mm)
Height 65.0 in (1653 mm) Front headroom 41.0 in (1043 mm)
Front track width 63.6 in (1617 mm) Rear headroom 38.9 in (990 mm)
Rear track width 63.5 in (1613 mm) Through-loading width 41.3 in (1050 mm)
Wheelbase 110.5 in (2807 mm) Loading sill height 27.2 in (693 mm)
Trailer load 1653.4 lb (750 kg) / Luggage capacity 19.0 cu. ft. (liters)
4188.7 lb (1900 kg)
Kerb weight 4111.6 lb. (1865 kg) Tank capacity 19.8 U.S. gallons (75 l)
Max. allowable gross weight 5390.2 lb (2445 kg) Drag coefficient 0.33

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Introduction

Interior dimensions

56.3 in (1432 mm)
58.4 in (1485 mm)
36.4 in (926 mm)

41.3 in (1050 mm)
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Off-road performance
Fording Depth

Max. climb angle

Ground clearance

Breakover angle
Overhang angle

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Body

The body shell of the Audi Q5
The steel body of the Audi Q5 with its function and For this reason, the sheet-metal panels used for making
weight optimized design is yet another example of die-quenched body parts are hot-dip coated with
advanced body design by Audi. To meet the demands on aluminium, which also has the advantage of protecting
the Audi Q5, various body components have been made the steel surface against corrosion. Whereas steel was
using steel materials designed to absorb the structural also the material of choice for the doors, the hood and
and dynamic forces to which the vehicle can be subjected tailgate are both made of aluminium.
both in day-to-day use and in the event of a collision.

For this reason, only 30.8 % of the components in the
Audi Q5 are manufactured from regular deepdrawn
steel. High and advanced high strength steels account
for nearly 60 % of all materials used, which represents a
significant proportion.

Parts manufactured from ultra-high-strength,
diequenched steels account for over 9 %, which is
likewise a relatively large proportion. However, when
manufacturing parts from this material, the zinc coating
otherwise normally applied to Audi body panels would
evaporate during the heat shaping process, because zinc
has a boiling point of 1664 °F (907 °C) and the process
temperature is higher than that.

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Body

Ultra-high-strength die-quenched 9.1 %

Ultra-high-strength 3.3 %

Advanced high strength 12.3 %

High strength 44.5 %

Regular grade steel 30.8 %

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Body

To optimize the performance of the B pillar in a side- The B pillar in the Audi Q5 is partially heated and then
impact collision, it is important that the lower section reshaped, as a result of which the upper section of the
be able to absorb more deformation energy than the pillar has properties an ultra high strength die-quenched
upper section - which, ideally, should have a very rigid steel and the lower section those of an ultra-high-
construction. This was made possible, for example, in the strength steel.
2009 Audi A4, through the use of tailored blanks.
This process is also applied to the rear longitudinal
beams. Here, the rearmost section is able to absorb more
deformation energy than the more rigid front section of
this component.

Rear longitudinal beam,
partially die-quenched

B pillar,
partially die-quenched

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Body

Repair concepts
The increased use of ultra-high-strength steels Following extensive tests, modern spot welding
necessitates the use of body repair methods adapted machines that meet precisely these requirements are
specially to suit the properties of the materials. High heat now available through Workshop Equipment. MAG gas
input welding will irreversibly compromise the strength shielded arc welding may only be performed on these
and structure of the component due to microstructural high-grade steels in specific areas, on a case-by-case
changes in the material. A body structure thus welded basis. They are described in the workshop literature. After
cannot, therefore, reliably meet the requirements. miscellaneous tests and crash simulations on repaired
ultra-highstrength, die-quenched steel body parts of the
It is important to apply a very high contact pressure Audi Q5, Audi has approved two repair points at which
and a precision controlled electrical current during spot MAG welding is permissible:
welding work on ultra-high-strength diequenched steels.

1. B pillar upper section (defined cutting position, reinforcement required)

Weld seam
Cutting position
on B pillar

B pillar reinforcement

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2. Partial replacement of side member/sill at inner front (defined cutting position, reinforcing required)

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Reinforcements
Cutting position
Side member
Inner side member

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Occupant protection

Overview
The occupant protection system in the Audi Q5 consists of the following components and systems:
– Airbag control module
– Driver airbag, adaptive
– Front passenger airbag, adaptive
– Front side airbags
– Sideguard protection
– Front airbag crash sensors (upfront sensors)
– Crash sensors for side impact detection in the doors (pressure sensors)
– Crash sensors for side impact detection on the C pillers
– Front belt tensioners with adjustable belt force limiters
– Battery interrupt igniter
– Seat belt reminder for driver and front passenger
– Seat belt switch, driver and front passenger side
– Passive Occupant Detection System (PODS)
– Driver and front passenger seat position sensors

The vehicle can also be equipped with rear side airbags as optional equipment.

Airbag Component Legend

DLC Data Link Connector J706 Seat Occupied Recognition Control Module
E24 Driver’s Safety Belt Switch K19 Safety Belt Warning Lamp
E25 Front Passenger’s Safety Belt Switch K75 Airbag Malfunction Indicator Lamp
G179 Driver’s Side Airbag Crash Sensor K145 Front Passenger’s Airbag Disabled Indicator
G180 Front Passenger’s Side Airbag Crash Sensor Lamp
G256 Rear Side Airbag Crash Sensor (on driver’s side) N95 Driver’s Airbag Igniter
G257 Rear Side Airbag Crash Sensor (on front N131 Front Passenger’s Airbag Igniter 1
passenger’s side) N132 Front Passenger’s Airbag Igniter 2
G283 Driver’s Front Airbag Crash Sensor N153 Driver’s Safety Belt Tensioner Igniter 1
G284 Front Passenger’s Front Airbag Crash Sensor N154 Front Passenger’s Safety Belt Tensioner Igniter 1
G452 Seat Occupied Recognition Pressure Sensor N196 Rear Safety Belt (driver’s side) Tensioner Igniter
G453 Seat Occupied Recognition Safety Belt Force N197 Rear Safety Belt (front passenger’s side)
Sensor Tensioner Igniter
G551 Driver’s Belt Force Limiter N199 Driver’s Side Airbag Igniter
G552 Front Passenger’s Belt Force Limiter N200 Front Passenger’s Side Airbag Igniter
G553 Driver’s Seat Position Sensor N201 Rear Passenger Side Airbag (Driver side) Igniter
G554 Front Passenger’s Seat Position Sensor N202 Rear Passenger Side Airbag (front Passenger
J234 Airbag Control Module side) Igniter
J285 Instrument Cluster Control Module N250 Driver’s Airbag Igniter 2
J393 Comfort System Central Control Module N251 Driver’s Head Curtain Airbag Igniter
J533 Data Bus On Board Diagnostic Interface N252 Front Passenger’s Head Curtain Airbag Igniter
J623 Engine Control Module N253 Battery Interrupt Igniter

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Occupant protection

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Occupant protection

Driver airbag

Driver Airbag Igniter N95
Driver Airbag Igniter -2- N250

All Audi Q5 models distributed world-wide are equipped Combustion of the ignition charge causes the pressure
with adaptive driver’s side airbags as standard inside the capsule to increase until it bursts, thereby
equipment. The driver airbag has a single stage solid fuel igniting the propellant charge through the nozzle ports.
generator with and an additional external igniter.
If the gas pressure produced by the combustion of
Igniter 1 is activated electrically by the airbag control the propellant charge exceeds a predefined value, the
module J234, thus igniting the ignition charge. foil opens the vent holes. The gas is thus free to flow
unobstructed through the metal filter to the airbag. The
airbag unfolds and is inflated.
Nozzle ports Metal filter
Metal filter

Foil
Foil

Vent Vent

Propellant charge
Propellant charge
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Ignition charge Capsule
Igniter 1 Distributor housing

Driver airbag igniter -2- N250 is located inside the
airbag module. It is integrated in a unit comprising the
baseplate, a control ring with ports and the distributor
housing.

Igniter 2
Control ring

Retainer clip

Baseplate
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Occupant protection

Distributor housing

As long as igniter 2 is not activated, the supplementary
vent holes in the distributor housing are kept sealed by
the control ring.

The gas from the gas generator flows out through the
upper ports in the distributor housing and directly into
the airbag. A retaining clip holds the control ring in the
rest position. This prevents unwanted rotation of the
control ring.

Igniter 2

Control ring

Retainer clip

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Baseplate

The airbag control module J234 decides when to activate Distributor housing
igniter 2 N250 according to the force of the impact and
the driver’s seating position.

When igniter 2 is ignited, the developing gas pressure
displaces a pin, which in turn rotates the control ring. The
supplementary vent holes in the distributor housing are
opened.

The residual gas from the gas generator can now partially
vent directly into the atmosphere. The gas discharging
from the airbag can also escape into the atmosphere
through the orifices in the distributor housing. Therefore,
the airbag is not inflated any further and thus “adapted”
Pin
to the occupants. Igniter 2

The gas generator of the driver airbag module is mounted
in a rubber ring depending on model type. This minimizes
steering wheel vibration.
Control ring

Retainer clip

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Notes

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Engines

3.2 L V6 FSI with Audi Valve Lift System

Technical Features
- V6 four-valve engine with 90 cylinder bank angle
- Audi valve lift system (AVS)
- Volume-flow controlled oil pump
- Chain-driven cam timing system with tri-oval chain
sprockets.

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Specifications
Engine ID Letters CALB
Type V6 90° V angle
Displacement 195 cu in (3197 cm3)
Power 271 hp (199 kW) at 6500 rpm
Torque 243 lb ft (330 Nm) at 3250-5000 rpm
Number of Valves Per Cylinder 4
Bore 3.3 in (84.5 mm)
Stroke in Inches 3.6 (92.8 mm)
Compression 12.5:1
Ignition Sequence 1-4-3-6-2-5
Engine Management Simos 8.2
Recommended Fuel Grade Unleaded Super
Emission Standard LEV II/EU5

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Engines

The 3.2L V6 engine of the Audi Q5 uses the familiar Audi Valvelift System (AVS) to implement variable camshaft lift and
duration. Internally splined sliding cam pieces move along the externally splined intake camshaft vary both the lift and
opening duration of the intake valves. The cam pieces are positioned via the action of electric solenoids controlled by
Engine Control Module J623.

Cam pieces with internal splines

Camshaft adjuster

Camshaft with external splines

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Actuating solenoids

FM = magnetic force

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During low engine speed operation, the smaller camshaft During high engine speed operation, the larger camshaft
lobes are moved into position. lobes are moved into position.

.

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Engines

Fuel delivery
The Audi Q5 has a 19.8 gal (75 liter) single-chamber fuel tank similar to the one used in the 2009 Audi A4. This type of
fuel tank provides the following advantages:

• simplified fuel delivery.

• the use of a single fuel level sender.

All versions of the Audi Q5 fuel tank use a baffle to suppress fuel sloshing inside the tank. The baffle is welded to the
top and bottom halves of the fuel tank during the production process. In addition to reducing fuel sloshing, the baffle
also reinforces the tank chamber.

Integrated fuel filter

Fuel level sender

Electric fuel pump

Fuel level float

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Engines

Fuel vapors are channeled through two valves into the A chamber prevents entry of liquid fuel into the charcoal
charcoal canister. The two floating ball-type rollover canister. Fuel is drawn from the expansion tank and into
valves also have a pressure retention function. In the the fuel tank by a partial vacuum produced by cooling of
event of a rollover, the balls seal the tank outlet and the fuel. As in all FSI engines, a demand-controlled fuel
prevent fuel leakage. Both valves vent into an expansion pump is also used in the Audi Q5.
tank located on top of the fuel tank.

Fuel pump and sender unit with Roll-over/Pressure
integrated fuel filter retention valve

Roll-over/Pressure
retension valve

Anti-sloshing baffle

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Engines

Exhaust system
The exhaust system of the Audi Q5 was designed with The exhaust gas after-treatment components are
a special emphasis on meeting low exhaust emission positioned close to the engine to allow quick activation
standards, in addition to minimizing exhaust gas of the catalysts. They are designed to help meet future
backpressure. exhaust emission standards.

The exhaust note is sporty but not obtrusive, which is The catalytic converters are manufactured using a
in keeping with the vehicle’s character. A number of single-stage design and a thin wall ceramic substrate.
components - such as the catalytic converters, downpipes All exhaust systems are fitted with decoupling elements
and pre- mufflers – were adopted from the 2009 Audi A4 which reduce mechanical stress and vibration in the
and the 2008 Audi A5. exhaust system, thereby, enhancing acoustic comfort
inside the car.

Decoupling element

Pre-mufflers

Decoupling element

Main mufflers

Components Audi Q5 specific
used from 2009 components
Audi A4/A5

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Power Transmission

Drivetrain concept

Driveshaft requires special installation and sealing
procedures. See ElsaWeb for details and exact
procedures.

The Audi Q5 will be equipped with an OBD final drive. Refer
to SSP 991803 for further information.

The Audi Q5 will be available only with quattro drive.
The engine transmission configuration is similar to the
Audi A4/A5 quattro models. The front axle differential is
mounted forward of the automatic transmission torque
converter.

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Power Transmission

Quattro self-locking center differential with asymmetrical dynamic
torque split. 40% to front axle, 60% to rear axle.
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0B6 6-speed automatic transmission for quattro drive and all engines
rated up to 428 lb ft (580 Nm)

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Running Gear

Front Axle

The five-link front axle of the Audi Q5 is nearly identical in The steering gear is bolted to the axle carrier. The track
design to the front axle of the Audi A5/S5 models. rod functions as the fifth wishbone. The axle carrier is
rigidly attached to the vehicle body. This ensures a high
The wheels are located by upper and lower wishbones level of transverse rigidity, as well as immediate and
and are made from aluminum. The lightweight design of precise steering response.
the suspension reduces unsprung weight and enhances
driving comfort. The wishbones are mounted on a
sub-frame which is firmly bolted to the body for high
rigidity.

Springs/shock absorbers
revised for Audi Q5
Upper wishbone bearing
revised for Audi Q5
Drive shaft track width
adjustment revised 1.14 in
(29mm) for Audi Q5

Anti-roll bar revised
for Audi Q5

Subframe

Geometric modification due
to larger track width
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Rear axle

The rear axle design is basically the same as that of the
2009 Audi A4. The newly developed components are
indicated below.

Anti-roll bar: revised for Audi Q5.
2.45 in (62mm) larger track width
than 2009 A4.

Shock absorbers: revised Wheel carrier:
for Audi Q5. Increased revised for Audi Q5.
volume and higher heat Drive shaft: revised
Deleted: ball joint
resistance. for Audi Q5.

Springs: revised
for Audi Q5.

Subframe bearing:
transversely rigid and
longitudinally soft
subframe bearings
Stone chip protection Track rod: Adaptation to
front: conventional
larger spring diameter:
rear: hydraulic.
Subframe: revised Installation rotated through
for Audi Q5 180 °.

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trapezoidal link bearing:
Elastomer joint

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Running Gear

Damping control system

Electronic damping control system 1BL is available for the Audi Q5 in combination with Audi drive select. This
damping control system is designed, functions, and operates in the same manner as that of the 2009 Audi A4. The
detail modifications to the components are indicated below.

Body Acceleration Sensors

G341 - G343 on the front and rear axles:

Geometric modification due to adaptation to
body contour

Front and rear axle shock absorbers:
modified shock absorber set-up

Level control system sensors G76
- G78, G289 on front and rear axles:
Geometric modifications due to
adaptation to body contour

Shock absorber dampening adjustment
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Electronic damping control module J250: valves N336 - N339 on front and rear axles:
Software adjustment modified set-up

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Running Gear

Steering system

The steering system of the Audi Q5 is designed and functions in the same way as the steering system of the 2009
Audi A4. A hydraulic rack and pinion steering system with a mechanically adjustable steering column and lock are
used. The Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering system is standard equipment with engines developing 187 hp
(140 kW) or higher. The dynamic steering system is optionally available in combination with Audi drive select. The
detail modifications to the components are indicated below.

Steering wheel:

Modifications to the
airbag system
Steering column:

larger rake angle due to modified
mounting bracket modified adjustment
range: 2.36 in (60 mm) horizontal; 1.73 in
(44 mm) vertical

Steering gear: Oil reservoir:

The steering rack is 52 mm longer than in the 2009 Audi A4 due to The oil reservoir with fine filter previously used
the larger track width, and piston diameter has been enlarged to in the Audi A6 has been adopted.
1.73 in (44 mm) due to the higher axle load
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Dynamic steering

The dynamic steering system is designed and functions in the same way as the system in the 2009 Audi A4. The
control software in the active steering control module J792 has been adapted to suit the vehicle’s characteristics and
the extended conditions of use.

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Running Gear

Steering Pump Volume-flow controlled vane steering pump

The volume-flow controlled vane steering pumps as used
on the 2009 Audi A4 are also used in all models which
do not have dynamic steering. Compared to the 2009
Audi A4 the maximum delivery rate (shut-off point) has
been increased to 8.5 l/min from 7.9 l/min to allow for the
higher axle load of the Audi Q5.

Models which have dynamic steering come equipped with
the steering pump with ECO function as used previously
in the 2009 Audi A4 with dynamic steering.

Reference
For detailed information about the design and
mode of functioning of the dynamic steering
system, please refer to Self-Study Program
992803, Dynamic Steering System. For further
information about the vane pump, please refer
to SSP 997703, The 2008 Audi A5/S5 - “Running
Gear”.

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Brake system

The brakes are based on the proven concept of the The brake discs have been designed for high cooling
2009 Audi A4. In the Audi Q5, adaptation of the wheel capacity by means of special cooling ports and friction
brakes to the higher performance demands (larger wheel interfaces. Special emphasis was placed on systematic
diameter, higher curb weight) is provided by a modified lightweight construction during the development
hydraulic transmission. To this end, revised brake pistons process. The front axle is fitted with the proven FBC
are used in combination with large brake pad surfaces floating calipers as used previously on the 2009 Audi
and larger brake discs. A4. This brake caliper concept maximizes rigidity and
minimizes weight by means of composite technology
(nodular cast iron floating caliper, aluminum casing).

Reference
For detailed information about the design and
mode of functioning of the FBC calipers, please
refer to SSP 997703 “The 2008 Audi A5/S5 -
Running Gear”.

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Running Gear

Front axle
Engine V6 3.2l TFSI
Minimum wheel size 17”
Brake type TRW-FBC-6017”
Number of pistons 1
Piston diameter in inches (mm) 2.36 in (60 mm)
Brake disc diameter in inches (mm) 13.58 in (345 mm)

Rear axle
Engine V6 3.2l TFSI
Minimum wheel size 17”
Brake type CII-43-EPB 17”
Number of pistons 1
Piston diameter in inches (mm) 1.69 in (43 mm)
Brake disc diameter in inches (mm) 12.99 in (330 mm)

Brake disc

Brake caliper

Brake pad

Gauge pin T40139

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The rims and brake calipers have been designed so the thickness of the brake pads at all wheels can be measured
using gauge pin T40139.

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Running Gear

Brake system

Electromechanical parking brake
The electromechanical parking brake (EPB) used in the Audi Q5 is designed and functions in the same way as the
system in the 2009 Audi A4.

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Reference
For detailed information about the design and
mode of functioning of the electromechanical
parking brake and brake servo, please refer to
SSP 997703 “The 2008 Audi A5/S5 -
Running Gear”.

Brake servo, master brake cylinder
The brake servo and master brake cylinder of the Audi Q5 are designed and function in the same way as those of the
2009 Audi A4. The characteristics of the brake servo have been adapted to the modified hydraulic brake system.

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Running Gear

ESP Plus
A new ESP generation by Bosch with the designation ESP The basic functions of EBD, ABS, EDL, TCS, ESP, EBC etc.
Plus is used in the Audi Q5. Compared to the ESP 8.1, are identical to those of the ESP 8.1. In addition, there are
the ESP Plus system has been optimized in design and new functions - which are explained below.
functioning. The electric pump drive motor has been
revised, thus optimizing its dynamic control behavior.

ESP Offroad Mode
The ESP Offroad Mode has been developed specifically for use in rough terrain. When ESP Offroad Mode is active, the
ESP control processes are adapted to the offroad conditions. ESP control processes are effected much later, thereby
allowing drift movements about the vehicle’s vertical axis and partial wheel spin. This ensures that optimum traction
is achieved on soft or loose surfaces.

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ESP Offroad Mode can be activated using the ESP Off switch. When ESP Offroad Mode is active, “ESP Offroad” is
displayed in the Driver Information System, or on the center display and indicated by the activated ESP symbol.

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Running Gear

Brake system

ESP control

Automatic offroad detection
In 2009, for the first time, the existing ESP functions will
be extended to include an automatic offroad recognition
feature. This feature will be implemented by evaluating
the wheel oscillation as indicated by the wheel speed
signals.

When offroad conditions are detected, the control
characteristics of the ABS, TCS and EDL systems are
modified accordingly. Higher slip values are allowed at
the wheels.

When braking, for example, partial locking of the wheels
causes wedges to form in front of the wheels due to
the displacement of loose surface material. These
wedges increase motion resistance, that is, they provide
additional braking. If the driver has activated the
ESP Offroad Mode using the ESP OFF button, offroad
conditions are detected even more quickly than by
automatic detection.

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Downhill assist control
In the Audi Q7, the function is activated by depressing the
foot brake. In the Audi Q5, the Downhill Assist Control
can, for the first time, be activated by a separate switch.

Unlike comparable systems of other manufacturers, the
system in the Audi Q5 is not preset to a very low constant
nominal speed. The control variable is the speed at
which the vehicle is travelling on entering the gradient.
The system basically functions in the same way as the
system in the Q7. Like in the Q7, the function of the EBD
is modified when reversing by applying increased braking
force to the rear axle. This is detected by the fact that
reverse gear is engaged.

Downhill Assist Control is also activated when no gear is
engaged or when the clutch is actuated.
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Running Gear

The intervention range has been extended compared to the Audi Q7. In the case of the Audi Q5, intervention occurs
between 5.5 mph (9 kph) and 18.6 mph (30 kph). The function can be switch-operated at speeds of up to 37.2 mph (60
kph). The function is automatically deactivated when a speed of 37.2 mph (60 kph) is exceeded.

Status

active

Standby

deactivated

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(9 kph) (30 kph) (60 kph)

When Downhill Assist Control is active and in Standby mode, this is indicated to the driver at speeds of up to 18.6 mph
(30 kph). The LED in the switch lights up when the function is activated at speeds of up to 37.2 mph (60 kph).

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Towing vehicle and trailer stabilization system
The towing vehicle and trailer stabilization system The aim is to stabilize the towing vehicle and trailer
basically functions in the same way as the system without a large amount of longitudinal deceleration (max.
implemented already on other Audi models. approx. 1.5 m/s). If this is insufficient, it is followed by a
second phase in which all four wheels are braked with the
The oscillation within the typical frequency range for a aim of achieving high longitudinal deceleration (approx.
towing vehicle and trailer (approx. 0.5 Hz to 1.5 Hz) is 3.5 m/s).
evaluated by the ESP system. If a defined amplitude
threshold is exceeded three times in succession, the The braking operations are performed below the ABS
stabilization system is activated. intervention threshold. An active stabilization system is
indicated by flashing of the ESP warning lamp. At the
Depending on yaw velocity, the towing vehicle and trailer same time, the brake lights are activated.
are stabilized in two phases. In the first phase, the
wheels are braked asymmetrically.

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Running Gear

Roof rack detection
For the first time in an SUV, the Audi Q5 has the ability to A Hall sensor, connected to the ABS Control Module J104
detect if a factory supplied roof rack is mounted on the by a discrete line, is integrated in the standard roof rail.
vehicle. This information is used by the ESP control logic.
A roof rack has a significant effect on the center of gravity The cross bars (also standard) have an integrated
height of a vehicle. The control characteristics of the ESP permanent magnet which triggers a corresponding
system in the Audi Q5 are adapted to the change in center sensor signal when cross bars are mounted.
of gravity height.

ABS control module J104

Cross bars with integrated
permanent magnet

Roof rail with Hall sensor
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Maximum roof load including cross bars 220 lb (100 kg)

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Running Gear

Wheels and tires
18‘‘ wheels

8J x 18 ET 39 (4)

Cast aluminum

wheel, painted

235/60 R18

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19‘‘ wheels

8J x 19 ET 39 (6)

Cast aluminum

wheel, polished

235/55 R19

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20‘‘ wheels

8.5J x 20 ET 33 (8)

Cast aluminum

wheel, Chrome clad

255/45 R20

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The Audi Q5 is equipped as standard with a size 195/75-
R18 folding wheel.

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Electrical System

Fuses and relays
The electrical system of the Audi Q5 is basically the same The Gateway, Battery Monitoring Control Module,
as that of the 2009 Audi A4. alternator and external starter connection were also
adopted from the 2009 A4.
This applies equally to the installation locations of the
fuseboxes and relay panels, the CAN node connectors
and control modules.

Fuse panel and external Fuse panel in instrument Relay panel and Vehicle Electrical Relay and fuse panels in
starter connection in panel on right and CAN System Control Module mounted luggage compartment
plenum chamber node connector in driver footwell. on right

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Relay and fuse panels Connector station and Fuse panel in instrument Fuse panel and battery
in electronics box CAN node connector on panel on left interrupter device at
A pillar bottom left positive battery terminal

The following control modules are new features of the Audi Q5:
– Rear Lid Control Module J605*
– Rear Lid Control Module J756*
– Information Electronics Control Module 1 J794 (vehicles with MOST bus)**
– External Audio Source Connection J199 (vehicles with infotainment CAN)**
– All Wheel Drive Control Module J492***
– Roof Blind Control Module J394*
* installed on Audi Q5 only
** dependent on trim version (also featured on the Audi A4 and A5)
*** dependent on trim version (to be introduced at a later date on models including the Audi A4 and A5)

Reference
For further information, please refer to
SSP 991803, “The 2009 Audi A4 - Vehicle
Introduction”.

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Electrical System

Front outside lights

Versions
As with the 2008 Audi A4, a distinction is also made between three different headlight versions in the Audi Q5:
– Halogen headlight
– Bi-xenon headlight
– Bi-xenon headlight with adapter light (dynamic cornering light)
High-beam headlight – H7LL/55 watts Low-beam headlight – H7LL/55 watts
can be replaced by customer can be replaced by customer

Side reflector (ECE*)/
Sidemarker (SAE**)
Layout of the lamps in the – W5W/5 watts
halogen headlight Can be replaced by customer

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Turn signal - PY24W/24 watts Daytime running light - P13W/13 watts Daytime running light/position light
Replacement by dealership Can be replaced by customer - P13W/13 watts
personnel only Can be replaced by customer

High-beam/Low-beam headlight - D3S/35 watts
Position light/daytime running light – LED
Replacement by dealership personnel only

Layout of the lamps in
the bi-xenon headlight
and bi-xenon headlight
with adaptive light

Side reflector (ECE*)/
Sidemarker (SAE**) – LED

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Turn signal - PY24W/24 watts
Replacement by dealership personnel only

* ECE for the European market
** SAE version for the North American market

The headlights on the Audi Q5 are mounted on a bracket Note
which allows them to be moved approx. 2 in (50 mm) after
For further information on the replacement of light
removing a cover and the headlight mounting screws.
bulbs, please refer to the current service literature.
This provides enough room for bulb replacement. No
provision is currently made for the replacement or repair
of faulty LEDs.

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Electrical System

Rear outside lights

Layout of the rear lamps
As with the Audi Q7, a distinction is also made between The brake/tail light and the turn signal lamp are housed in
main rear lights - in the tailgate - and auxiliary rear lights - the main rear light.
in the bumper. Since the main rear lights swing upwards
with the tailgate when it is opened, a set of fixed auxiliary The auxiliary brake/tail lights and turn signals, as well as
rear lights must be installed on the rear bumper. the back-up lights and rear fog lights are all integrated in
the auxiliary rear lights.

Main rear light Main rear light
in the tailgate in the tailgate

Auxiliary rear lights Auxiliary rear lights
in the bumper in the bumper

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Electrical System

Rear outside lights
1 3

2

4 6

7
8

5

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Rear Lights - LED version for North American markets
Function in the tailgate Type Power output Duty cycle
1. Brake/tail light and 20 LEDs Tail light/parking light, duty
parking light cycle approx. 12%
Brake light 100%
2. Brake light 6 LEDs Brake light 100%
3. Turn signal 24 LEDs

Function in rear bumper Type Power output Duty cycle
4. Brake/tail light and W16W 16 W Tail light duty cycle approx.
turn signal 29% Brake light 100%
Active at switchover
5. Brake/tail light and P21W 21 W Tail light duty cycle approx.
turn signal 20% Brake light 100%
Active at switchover
6. Back-up light W16W 16 W
7. Rear fog light W16W 16 W
8. Side marker W5W 5W

Activation of the rear lights
Unlike the Audi Q7, all rear lights on the Audi Q5 are activated by the Comfort System Central Control Module J393.
The J393 is also responsible for switching over the rear lights when the tailgate is opened.

The “third brake light” function is provided by 18 LEDs integrated in the tailgate upper section.

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Electrical System

Switchover of the rear lights

Symmetrical switchover on opening the tailgate
When the tailgate is opened, the brake/tail lights and the
turn signals are switched over from the main rear lights to
the auxiliary rear lights located in the bumper. The lamps
in the main rear lights are then deactivated. When the
tailgate is closed again, the system switches back to the
main rear lights.

The auxiliary rear lights are then deactivated again.

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Functional sequence for the symmetrical
switchover of rear lights
Components involved: Comfort system central control module J393 recognizes
-- Comfort system central control module J393 the position of the tailgate from the positions (open/
-- Rear lid closed sensor 1 G525 closed) of G525, G526, and F123. Unlike with the Audi Q7,
the switch position of F123 is additionally evaluated on
-- Rear lid closed sensor 2 G526
the Audi Q5.
-- Trunk lid alarm switch F123
-- Main rear lights
-- Auxiliary rear lights

Main rear light G525 G526 F123

Brake light/ Brake light/
Turn SIgnal
tail light tail light

Comfort system central control
module J393

Turn SIgnal Brake light/ tail light Back-up light Rear fog light

Auxiliary rear light
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Electrical System

Audi drive select

Like the Audi A5 and the 2009 Audi A4, the Audi Q5 is Audi drive select is also referred to in the service
optionally available with the innovative Audi drive select literature as “Charisma”. The centerpiece of the system
system. is the Charisma switch module E592, which is used to
read in and communicate the driver’s input to the vehicle
Previously, systems such as the automatic transmission electical system control module J519.
or damping control system, could only be controlled
separately via the “Sport” setting. The Audi drive select * To be introduced at a later date
system now allows multiple systems, the engine, the
automatic transmission, the damping control system, the
Servotronic system, they dynamic steering system and Reference
the sport differential* to be set at the touch of a button. For further information about the Audi drive
select system, please refer to SSP 991803
In this way, individual vehicle characteristics can be
“The 2009 Audi A4 - Vehicle Introduction”.
configured. The behavior of these systems is controlled
electronically and can be adjusted between comfortable
and dynamic.

COMFORT AUTO Dynamic

Engine

normal normal Sport mode

Automatic transmission

normal as usual in normal as usual in
selector lever position selector lever position Sport program
“D” “D”

Servotronic

easy action normal firm

Dynamic steering

comfortable and
normal sporty and firm
indirect

Damping control system

comfortable and soft normal sporty and firm

Sport differential

weak medium strong

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Electrical System

Networking - vehicles with infotainment CAN bus
Rear View Camera
Air Quality Sensor System Control
G238
Module J772

Towing Recognition
A/C Pressure/ Control Module
Temperature Sensor J345
G395

Steering Column Multi-function
Electronic Systems Steering Wheel
Garage Door Opener Charisma Switch Control Module Control Module
Control Module Module E592 J527 J453
J530

Memory Seat/
Steering Column
Vehicle Electrical System Adjustment Control
Control Module J519 Module J136
Light Switch E1
(BCM 1)

Wiper Motor
Control Module
J400
Driver Door Control Left Rear Door
Module J386 Control Module
Rain/Light J388
Recognition Sensor
G397
Front Passenger Right Rear Door
Door Control Control Module
Electronic Steering Module J387 J389
Column Lock
Control Module
J764

Comfort System Central
Control Module J393
Access/Start
(BCM 2)
Authorization
Rear Lid Control Rear Lid Control
Switch E415
Module J605 Module -2 J756

Garage Door Alarm Horn
Opener Control H12
Head E284 Tire Pressure
Monitoring Control
Module J502
Power Sunroof Seat Occupied
Control Module Recognition Control
J245 Module J706

Roof Blind Control Climatronic Control
Module J394 Module J255

Anti-Theft Alarm Fresh Air Blower Left Headlamp Power
System Sensor Control Module Output Stage J667
G578 J126

Humidity Sensor Right Headlamp
Flap Control
G355 Power Output Stage
Motors V...
J668
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Electrical System

Powertrain CAN bus

Convenience CAN bus

Instrument Cluster/
suspension CAN bus

CAN Extended

Infotainment CAN bus

Diagnostics CAN bus
Instrument Cluster
LIN bus Control Module
J285
Sub-bus systems Steering Angle
Sensor G85
Parallel Parking
Assistance Control
Module J791
Electro-Mechanical
Parking Brake
Control Module J540
ESP Sensor Unit
ABS Control
G419
Module J104

ESP Sensor Unit 2 Active Steering
G536 Control Module
J792

All Wheel Drive
Control Module Radio R
Data Link Connector J492

Digital Sound
Data Bus On Board Diagnostic Interface J533 System Control
Module J525

Telephone
Engine Control Distance Regulation
Battery Monitoring Transceiver R36
Module J623 Control Module
Control Module J367
J428

External Audio
Airbag Control Source Connection
Module J234 Generator (GEN) R199

Transmission Lane Change
Control Module Assistance Control
J217 Module J769

Electronic Damping Lane Change
Control Module Assistance Control
J250 Module -2 J770
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Headlamp Range
Control Module
J745
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Electrical System

Networking – vehicles with MOST bus
Rear View Camera
Air Quality Sensor System Control
G238 Module J772

Towing Recognition
A/C Pressure/ Control Module
Temperature Sensor J345
G395

Steering Column Multi-function
Garage Door Opener Electronic Systems Steering Wheel
Charisma Switch Control Module Control Module
Control Module
Module E592 J527 J453
J530

Memory Seat/
Steering Column
Adjustment Control
Vehicle Electrical System
Module J136
Control Module J519
Light Switch E1
(BCM 1)

Wiper Motor Control
Module J400
Driver Door Control Left Rear Door
Module J386 Control Module
J388
Rain/Light
Recognition Sensor
G397
Front Passenger Right Rear Door
Door Control Control Module
Module J387 J389
Electronic Steering
Column Lock
Control Module
J764
Comfort System Central
Control Module J393
Access/Start
(BCM 2)
Authorization
Switch E415

Rear Lid Control Rear Lid Control
Alarm Horn H12 Module J605 Module -2 J756
Garage Door Opener
Control Head E284

Seat Occupied
Tire Pressure
Power Sunroof Monitoring Control Recognition Control
Module J502 Module J706
Control Module
J245

Climatronic Control Module
Roof Blind Control
J255
Module J394

Fresh Air Left Headlamp
Anti-Theft Alarm Power Output Stage
Blower Control
System Sensor J667
Module J126
G578

Humidity Sensor Flap Control Motors Right Headlamp
G355 V... Power Output Stage
J668
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Electrical System

Powertrain CAN bus

Convenience CAN bus

Instrument Cluster/
suspension CAN bus

CAN Extended

Diagnostics CAN bus

LIN bus

Sub-bus systems Instrument Cluster Steering Angle
Control Module Sensor G85
MOST Bus J285

Parallel Parking Electro-Mechanical
Assistance Control Parking Brake
Module J791 Control Module J540

Front Information
ESP Sensor Unit ABS Control
Display Control Head
G419 Module J104
J685

ESP Sensor Unit 2 Active Steering
G536 Control Module
J792 Information Mediaplayer in
Electronics Control Position 1 R118
Data Link Connector Module J794
All Wheel Drive
Control Module
J492

Data Bus On Board Diagnostic Interface J533

Engine Control Distance Regulation
Module J623 Control Module
J428
Digital Sound
System Control
Radio R
Module J525
Airbag Control Lane Change
Assistance Control
Module J234
Module J769

Transmission Lane Change
Control Module Assistance Control
J217 Module -2 J770

Electronic Damping Battery Monitoring
Control Module Control Module J367
J250 433_067a

Headlamp Range
/ Cornering Lamp Generator (GEN)
Control Module
J745
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Electrical System

Installation overview - control modules

Headlamp Range Control Front Passenger Door
Module J431 Control Module J387

Tire Pressure Monitoring Control
Telephone Transceiver R36
Module J502

Distance Regulation Control
Module J428

External Audio Source
Connection R199

Mediaplayer 1
Climatronic
Data Bus On Board Diagnostic Control Module
Interface J533 J255

Airbag Control
Transmission Control Module J234
Module J217

Radio (CAN)
Instrument
Cluster J285

ABS Control Module
J104

Engine Control Steering Column Electronic
Module J623 Systems Control Module
J527
Steering Angle
Powertrain CAN bus
Vehicle Electrical System Sensor G85
Convenience CAN bus Control Module J519

Instrument Cluster /
Suspension CAN bus Driver Door Control
Module J386
CAN Extended bus

LIN bus

Sub-bus systems

MOST Bus

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Electrical System

Electro-Mechanical Parking
Towing
Brake Control Module J540
Recognition
Control Module Rear View Camera System Control Module J772
Right Rear Door J345
Control Module Parking Aid Control Module J446
J389 Comfort System
Central Control
Module J393 Electronic Damping Control Module J250

Lane Change Assistance
Control Module J769
(master)

Rear Lid Control
Module 2 J756
(slave)

All Wheel Drive
Control Module
J492

Lane Change
Assistance Control
Module 2 J770 (slave)

Digital Sound
System Control
Module J525
Rear Lid Control
Module J605 Radio (MOST)
Left Rear Door
Control Module
J388

Active Steering Control
Module J792

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Infotainment

Radios Radio navigation systems
Symphony Radio MMI Navigation Plus
Memory Band
Update Station List
Aerial
B 5 AKT News
BAYERN 1
BAYERN 2 Culture
BAYERN 3 Pop

Manual 12:00 Sound

Standard equipment
Control panel in radio MMI control panel in the center console
CAR menu incl. driver assist
Phase diversity
TP memory function
Digital satellite radio capable Dual tuner
2 SD/MMC memory card readers
In-dash six-disk CD changer (MP3/WMA capable) Single DVD drive integrated in J794
Hard drive (for navigation data and music files) integrated in J794
AUX IN in center console (deleted if Audi music interface AMI is installed)
Audi Sound System 10 loudspeakers driven through a six-channel Amplifier in radio R Audi sound system
amplifier connected to Infotainment CAN
Speech control for navigation and telephone

Options
Mobile phone preparation integrated in J794
VDA interface for Aftersales mobile phone retrofit (available in
Germany to key accounts only)
TV tuner, hybrid or analogue (depending on market)
Provision for connecting mobile phone to infotainment CAN bus Bluetooth car phone integrated in J794
Bluetooth handset
DAB dual tuner (dynamic station list) integrated in radio R
Sirius satellite radio Digital satellite radio (SDARS for North America only) integrated in
radio R
Bang & Olufsen sound system 14 loudspeakers driven through a six- Bang & Olufsen sound system 14 loudspeakers with a 10-channel
channel amplifier connected to infotainment CAN amplifier connected to the MOST data bus
Audi music interface connected to infotainment CAN Audi music interface integrated in J794

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Infotainment

All Audi Q5 models are equipped as standard with the Audi Sound System. The symphony radio system is optionally
available together with other equipment.

The MMI Navigation plus system - a 3rd generation MMI system - is optional on the Audi Q5. Highlights for the user
include the jukebox function, the speech control system with whole-word input and a 3D map display for navigation.

The greatest innovation of the MMI Navigation plus system is the fact that it combines previously independent control
modules into a single module - Information Electronics Control Module 1 J794.

The Audi Sound System and the Bang & Olufsen Sound System are optional.

Reference
For further information about the design and
function of the radios, please refer to Self-
Study Program 997703, The 2008 Audi A5/S5
Vehicle Introduction.

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Infotainment

Sound Systems - Overview

Depending on the system, up to 14 loudspeakers can be R22 Treble loudspeaker, front right
installed. The associated amplifier can be either an independent (with B&O only)
control module or integrated in the radio.

R102 Right front mid-range speaker
R23 Right front bass speaker (B&O
R22 Right front treble speaker system only)
R104 Right front mid-range speaker
(B&O system only)

R74 Internal microphone

R158 Center mid/high
range speaker

R20 Left front treble speaker
R103 Left front mid-range speaker
(B&O system only)

R20 Left front treble speaker (B&O
system only)

R101 Left front mid-range speaker
R21 Left front bass speaker (B&O R14 Left rear treble speaker
system only)

R159 Left rear mid/low range speaker

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Infotainment

R16 Right rear treble speaker

R160 Right rear mid/low
range speaker

R106 Right rear mid-range speaker
(B&O system only)

R105 Left rear mid-range speaker
(B&O system only)

R157 Subwoofer

J525 Digital sound system
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control module

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Infotainment

Sound systems

Overview

Audi Sound System Bang & Olufsen
Sound System
symphony radios 180 watts six-channel amplifier in luggage 505 watts 10-channel amplifier in the luggage
compartment, rear left compartment, rear left

4 x 2 loudspeakers, front and rear 2 x 3 front loudspeakers and 2 x 2 rear
loudspeakers
1 center loudspeaker in the dash panel
1 center loudspeaker in the dash panel and 2
1 subwoofer in the spare-wheel recess surround loudspeakers in the D posts

1 subwoofer in the spare-wheel recess
Data transfer via infotainment CAN, audio signal transfer via twisted-pair cable
MMI with Audi 180 watts six-channel amplifier integrated in 505 watts 10-channel amplifier in the luggage
navigation plus radio R compartment, rear left

4 x 2 loudspeakers, front and rear 2 x 3 front loudspeakers 2 x 2 rear
loudspeakers
1 center loudspeaker in the dash panel
1 center loudspeaker in the dash panel and 2
1 subwoofer in the spare-wheel recess surround loudspeakers in the D posts

1 subwoofer in the spare-wheel recess
Data and audio signal transfer via optical
MOST bus

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Infotainment

Antenna diagnostics

All antennas in the Audi Q5 have full diagnostic capability. Open circuits in the antenna system can not only be
detected between the tuner and amplifier but now through the amplifier up to the antenna.

This means there is no need for time consuming analysis of reception strength in order to trace a customer complaint.
(See example below in which there is an open circuit to the rear window antenna.)

Schematic diagram
Antenna (AM/FM1)

Radio

R11

Open circuit

FM2 R

Antenna amplifier

R112

FM1/AM

If the above mentioned fault has occurred, the following DTC entry is made: 433_099

Connection between impedance converter and window antenna: open circuit

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Infotainment

Antenna system

The antennas on the Audi Q5 are located in the rear window, rear side windows, rear spoiler and the roof.

The amplifiers for the antennas in the rear window and in the roof spoiler are installed on the tailgate.

Roof Mount Antenna

R216

Telephone
Satellite radio
Navigation 433_097b

Spoiler

TV (not used in North America)

AM/FM1
R112
433_097c

Rear window

R178 R179

G304 R113 TV2 TV3
Central locking FM2 R24
(not used in North America) 433_097a

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Infotainment

The DAB amplifier (left antenna module R108) is located on the D post on the left.

The mobile telephone amplifier R86 is installed behind the right luggage compartment trim in the side panel.

R108

DAB
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Legend

G304 Rear window glass breakage sensor

R24 Antenna amplifier

R216 Roof antenna

R108 Left antenna module

R112 Antenna amplifier 3

R113 Antenna amplifier 4

R178 FM Frequency filter (in the negative wire)

R179 FM Frequency filter (in the positive wire)

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Notes

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Air Conditioning

Overview

The Audi Q5 has a three-zone automatic air conditioning This system allows the temperature to be set separately
system as standard equipment. for the driver, front passenger and rear zones. It also
provides the following additional comfort functions for
the customer:
• Indirect ventilation
• Automatic air recirculation control
• Moisture sensors

Evaporator
Refrigerant system

Air intake box

Receiver/drier

Expansion valve

Coaxial refrigerant line

Service connections

Quick release couplings

Condenser

compressor

A/C pressure/ 433_084
temperature sensor

The Audi Q5 uses an adapted version of the A/C system in By using a thermally controlled expansion valve, it is
the Audi A4/A5. possible to use a smaller A/C compressor with equal
refrigeration capacity.
The internal heat exchanger, which is designed as
a coaxial low and high pressure line, increases the Like the system in the 2009 Audi A4 and A5, the air
efficiency of the thermodynamic circulation process. The conditioner is divided into two modules: the air intake box
refrigerant lines can be disconnected at the quick release and the air distribution box with the evaporator.
couplings using release tool T40149.

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Air Conditioning

Climatronic schematic

The electronic components of the Audi Q5 Climatronic The servomotors of the individual flap drives are identical
system are networked in the same configuration as the in design, and therefore can be installed to any flap. They
2009 Audi A4. Data from various sensors is sent to the are connected in series and controlled through separate
Vehicle Electrical System Control Module J519 or Comfort LIN bus connections. The servomotors for the individual
System Central Control Module J393 and then to the flaps are addressed in the basic setting mode with the
Climatronic Control Module J255 via the Convenience VAS scan tool.
CAN bus.

Outside Air A/C Compressor
Temperature Memory seat/
Regulating Valve steering column
Sensor
G17 N280 adjustment control
module J136*

Convenience CAN Bus
Data Bus On
Board Diagnostic
Interface
J533
Vehicle
Climatronic Comfort System
Electrical System Central Instrument cluster/
Control Module
Control Module Control Module suspension CAN
J255
J519 J393

Data Link Connector

LIN Bus LIN Bus
LIN Bus
Power Sunroof
A/C Pressure/ Air Quality Fresh Air Blower Control Module
Temperature Flap Control
Sensor Sensor Control Module Humidity Sensor G355 J245
Motors
G395 G238 1 J126 3 1 2

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* varies depending on vehicle specification

1. Only available in combination wit h the three-zone
automatic air conditioning system.
2. Optional equipment

3. The number and layout of the servomotors between
the single-zone Climatronic system and the three-zone
Climatronic display operation Climatronic system varies.

Like the 2009 Audi A4 and A5, Climatronic Control Module
J255 does not have a Set-up button. The Set-up function
is integrated in the radio or MMI system.

After pressing the “CAR” function button and
subsequently the “A/C” control button, the Set-up
functions are available.

Adjustments to the settings, for example, fresh air blower
level, air distribution or temperature are displayed in a
pop-up window. The original selections remain displayed
in the background while the new settings are displayed in
the foreground at the side of the screen. The duration of
the display can be adjusted using the VAS Scan Tool.

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Air Conditioning

Heated cupholder Z105

Optional Heated Cupholder Z105 is installed in the center The direction of the electrical current can be reversed by
console between the MMI controls and armrest. The using the buttons located directly behind the cup holder.
cupholder can both heat and cool.
For better cooling, the heat on the heated side of the
The Peltier effect is used to control the temperature of the Peltier element is dissipated by means of a fan. Air
cupholder. Peltier elements consist of a multiple identical, is drawn in on the driver’s side of the center console,
square-shaped p-n type semiconductor junctions passed through the cooling element of Heated Cupholder
connected in series. Z105 and vented on the front passenger side.

This plate-shaped Peltier configuration is sandwiched The heatable and coolable cupholder Z105 has a
on both sides, electrically and mechanically, by ceramic maximum current draw of 3.5 A with a rated power output
plates. When a direct current is applied, one side of of approx. 40 W.
the plate heats up while the other side cools down. The
heating and cooling sides are inverted by reversing the
direction of the electrical current.

Heated cupholder
“Cooling” button with
Z105
blue function LED

Residual heat
“Heating” button with indicator lamp
red function LED

Direction of
travel

Standard
cupholder, right

Cooling air outlet

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Air Conditioning

Sectional view of heated cupholder Z105

left-hand side heated right-hand side Cupholder housing
cupholder Z105 standard cupholder

Air inlet Air outlet

Insulation

Fan 433_082
Aluminum liner Cooling element Peltier element

Integration in the vehicle electrical
system
Heating button Cooling button

Red LED Blue LED

Legend

J393 Convenience system central
control module

J519 Vehicle electrical system control
Button signal

Button signal
Function LED
Function LED

module

Z105 Heatable cupholder

J807 Power socket relay

to 12 volt to other control
sockets modules
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Note

Heated Cupholder Z105 cannot be repaired.
It can only be replaced as a complete unit.

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Notes

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Service

Audi Intelligent Key
The Audi Intelligent Key stores vehicle service data on A facility has also been provided which allows various
a rewritable memory chip integrated in the key. Actual service systems (e.g. ELSA) to read in this data directly.
vehicle information is written at pre-defined intervals to a
rewritable memory chip integrated in the key.

This information can be read out by a special reader
connected to the computer via the USB port. The data
read out can be displayed on a screen using software.

Audi Intelligent Key Reader

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Stored Information

The following vehicle information is stored on the
“Intelligent Key”:
– Last-Saved Date and Time.

– Mileage at Last-Saved Date.

– Current Service Interval Status.

– Transponder ID.

Reference

For further information about the Audi
Intelligent Key, please refer to SSP
998703 “The 2008 Audi A5/S5 -
Convenience Electronics”.

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Service

New workshop equipment for body repairs

433_180
VAS 6545 433_181
VAS 6535

433_174

Straightening bracket sets:
433_180 Straightening bracket for side gantry gauge:
Basic set: VAS 6442 (Audi A4/A5)
VAS 6530 Extension set: VAS 6442/1 (Audi Q5)
VAS 5007/41 (Audi Q5)

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Notes

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Knowledge Assessment
Knowledge Assessment
An on-line Knowledge Assessment (exam) is available for this SSP.
The Knowledge Assessment may or may not be required for Certification.
You can find this Knowledge Assessment at:
www.accessaudi.com

From the accessaudi.com homepage:

–– Click on the “ACADEMY” Tab
–– Click on the “Academy Site” Link
–– Click on the ”CRC Certification” Link

For assistance, please call:
Audi Academy
Learning Management Center Headquarters
1-877-AUDI-LMC (283-4562)
(8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST)

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Technical specifications
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Herndon, VA 20171

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