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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Assembly overview - dash panel central tube

  Note
If electrical wires are disconnected or removed and installed, it is useful to make corresponding drawings or photos. This guarantees that everything is re-installed in its original position.

Assembly overview - dash panel central tube

1 -  Securing bracket
2 -  Threaded pin
3 -  Bolt
4 -  Central tube
  Caution
If the centre tube is renewed, malfunctions due to poor earthing may occur.
  •   The earth points must be free of paint, coatings and corrosion in order to ensure flawless earth connections.
  •   Threads and contact surfaces between the central tube and the securing brackets must be free of paint, coatings and corrosion. Threaded connections are used as an earth connection for the knee airbag.
  •   The contact surfaces between the left and right tunnel supports and the tunnel must be paint-free on both sides. They serve as primary earthing paths.
5 -  Nut
  Caution
Risk of failure due to a faulty earth connection.
The contact surface must be free of paint, coatings and corrosion. The bolted connection is used as an earth connection for the knee airbag.
6 -  Bolt
7 -  Bolt
8 -  Bolt
9 -  Crash bar
10 -  Bolt
  Caution
Risk of failure due to a faulty earth connection.
Thread and contact surface must be free of paint, coatings and corrosion. The bolted connection is used as an earth connection for the knee airbag.
Dash panel central tube
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