Fitting the ball joint (step 1)Fitting the ball joint (step 1)  - Removable towing bracket - Towing a trailer - Driving tips - Audi S5 Owner's Manual - Audi S5

Fig. 196 Area below rear bumper: Folding down the socket
Fig. 196 Area below rear bumper: Folding down the socket

Fig. 197 Socket (folded down)
Fig. 197 Socket (folded down)

Ц Remove the bumper cover to access the socket unit.
Ц Fold the socket unit all the way out in the direction of the arrow ⇒ fig. 196.
Ц The cover piece is held automatically in the open position.
Ц Check that the mounting for the towing bracket, which will now have become visible -arrow- ⇒ fig. 197, is free of dirt, and clean if necessary ⇒ Ц Also check the shaft section of the ball joint and its associated.
Ц Also check the shaft section of the ball joint and its associated mechanical parts to make sure they are clean and undamaged.

Continued ⇒ УFitting the ball joint (step 2)Ф.

WARNING
It is important to keep the mounting fixture clean. Otherwise the ball joint may fail to engage securely (accident risk).