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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing Bowden cable for backrest release

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / General body repairs, interior / Seat frames / Front seats / Removing and installing Bowden cable for backrest release

  Note
The left and right Bowden cables cannot be renewed individually.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
  Special pop rivet pliers -V.A.G 1753B-
  Hand drill
  Safety goggles
Removing
–  Remove backrest cover and backrest padding → Chapter.
  Note
Spring cushion or lumbar support need not be removed to remove and install Bowden cable.
 

Removing and installing Bowden cable for backrest release

–  Using pliers, detach eye -3- on pin -4- for backrest release mechanism on both sides.
  WARNING
Risk of eye injury.
Wear eye protection.
–  Dill out rivet -2- on left and right and remove retainer -1- from backrest frame -5-.
 

Removing and installing Bowden cable for backrest release

–  Push Bowden cable end-piece -1- in -direction of arrow- off mounting bracket for backrest release mechanism -2- using a screwdriver.
 

Removing and installing Bowden cable for backrest release

–  Unclip Bowden cable support bracket -1- from backrest frame -2-.
–  Thread out Bowden cable end-piece through mounting opening in backrest frame.
–  Cut through cable ties and remove Bowden cables from backrest frame.
Installing
Installation is carried out in reverse order.
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front backrest“
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - front seat“
 

Removing and installing Bowden cable for backrest release

Removing and installing mounting bracket for backrest release mechanism
Special tools and workshop equipment required       Special pop rivet pliers -V.A.G 1753B- ...

Adjusting Bowden cable for backrest release mechanism
  WARNING Ensure backrest is locked in position (default position), otherwise it can tilt forwards in an uncontrolle ...

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