A little something for the FAQ part of this Forum.
Here's a walkthrough for a UAS/LATCH lower anchor retrofit for the A6, A6 Avant, and Allroad.
What you need:
- A Torx T45 bit with a at least a 6" long extension.
- 1 or 2 ( 2 to do both sides) UAS/LATCH kits Audi part# ZAW269005. It's the same part number for the A6 Sedan, Avant, and Allroad. I got mine from http://www.genuinevwaudiparts.com for $5.70 a side.
Each kit comes with the 2 bolts you need
1st: Remove the rear seat base. It's best to slide the front seats up as far as they will go to give yourself more room to work. The rear base is held in by 2 little hooks under spring pressure. The way you remove it is by pushing the base of the seat torwards the back of the car, and then pulling up.
This part takes a bit of grunt of work, you need to push back as hard as you can and then pull up like you really mean it! I found it helped to straddle the driveshaft hump, and use my knee behind my hand to get extra leverage. Just do one hook at a time.
But do be careful.! Don't try to pull the base right out of the car There are wires under the seat base, zip tied to it. They have enough slack that you can easily move the seat base out of the way. It's actually the seat back that gets in the way a little bit, as you'll find out soon.
Yummy!, This is where the vacuum comes in handy.
The holes you need to use are sealed with a small piece of tape from the factory.
There we go.
Orientate your bracket like pictured.
Hold the bracket up there, and thread the bolts. The worst part is trying to get the Torx in there to tighten the bolts. The bottom of the seat back is in the way, but you get just muscle it up out of the way with little effort. I used a 3/8' ratchet with a 10" extension with a T45 bit on the end.
Ok you're done, to put the seat base back in slide the back of it into place under the seat back. Then push hard down and back (45° angle) and the seat will "snap" into place.
Car seat Tips: To save the leather seats use these, you can get them anywhere that sell baby seats (Toys 'R' Us, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Sears, etc.) When baby seats are in proper you have to put your knee into them and tighten the UAS/Latch strap, it pushes the seat into the leather very hard. The indents will never come back out if you don't use something like this, or a even a towel folded over a few times. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
For the Avants/Allroads you need to fold the seats down and remove the retractable cargo net/pet seperator. (you remove it by folding the seats down, pulling it out the passenger side door) Then hook up the tether strap, reinstall the retractable cargo net, and fold the seats back up. That's the only way to keep the net functional, which of course you want because you don't want your luggage smacking your kids in the back of the head.
Modified by G60 Carat at 10:56 PM 9-1-2008