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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Adjusting Bowden cable A for entry assistance

Special tools and workshop equipment required
  Feeler gauges -VAS 5301/10-
Adjusting conditions
  •   Seat pan and backrest must be padded and bolted together.
  •   Adjustment knob of backrest adjustment is turned towards front as far as stop.
  •   Bowden cable B must be attached to seat longitudinal adjustment and to fitting on backrest.
  •   Adjustment must be carried out exclusively on inner side of seat (tunnel side).
Checking and adjusting
   
–  Adjust seat rail so that one locking pin -1- protrudes.
  Note
It does not matter which of the locking pins protrudes.
 

Adjusting Bowden cable A for entry assistance

–  Push lever -1- on backrest fitting in -direction of arrow- as far as stop.
  Note
For reasons of clarity, the padding and cover are not shown in illustration.
 

Adjusting Bowden cable A for entry assistance

–  Using a feeler gauge, measure distance between tabs -arrows- of release plate -1- and plate -2-.
  The 0.1 mm feeler gauge must fit underneath all tabs -arrows- of release plate.
  The 0.3 mm feeler gauge must not fit underneath at least one tab.
If the setting is incorrect, proceed as follows:
 

Adjusting Bowden cable A for entry assistance

–  Release Bowden cable adjuster. To do this, hold the upper part -1- using pliers and turn locking sleeve -2- approx. 45° in -direction of arrow A-.
–  To release locking sleeve, press it down as far as stop -arrow B-.
  The lower part -3- must be free to turn.
–  Turn lower part and upper part in opposite directions in order to adjust Bowden cable.
 

Adjusting Bowden cable A for entry assistance

–  Adjust Bowden cable in such a way that release plate -1- is just about to be lifted off plate -2-.
  The 0.1 mm feeler gauge must fit underneath all tabs -arrows- of release plate.
  The 0.3 mm feeler gauge must not fit underneath at least one tab.
–  Perform functional check of Bowden cables after adjusting.
–  Check routing of Bowden cable or readjust Bowden cable if locking mechanism does not release or only partially releases.
–  Lock Bowden cable adjuster upon completion.
 

Adjusting Bowden cable A for entry assistance

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