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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing dash panel insert -KX2-

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Special tools and workshop equipment required
Vehicle diagnostic tester
  Note
All indicator lamps in the dash panel insert -KX2- are equipped with LEDs. LEDs cannot be renewed separately if defective. The dash panel insert must be renewed.
The dash panel insert -KX2- must not be dismantled.
For greater clarity, the steering wheel is not shown. However, it is not necessary to remove the steering wheel before removing the dash panel insert -KX2-.
If the dash panel insert -KX2- with control unit in dash panel insert -J285- is to be renewed, data must be read using vehicle diagnostic tester.
General description:
Following components are integrated in the dash panel insert -KX2-:
Control unit in dash panel insert -J285-
Fuel gauge -G1-
Speedometer -G21-
Coolant temperature gauge -G3-
Rev. counter -G5-
Warning lamps
Removing
–  Move steering wheel to rearmost and lowest position. Use the entire range of adjustment of the steering column for this purpose.
–  Switch off ignition.
–  Remove ignition key, if inserted.
–  Remove upper steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
   
–  Remove dash panel insert trim -1- → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.70.
–  Remove bolts -3-.
  Note
The dash panel insert -KX2- is engaged in the dash panel. Therefore, a greater force is necessary to remove it.
–  Pull out dash panel insert -KX2--2- until it makes contact with steering wheel.
–  Disconnect electrical connector.
 

Removing and installing dash panel insert -KX2-

–  Press locking detent -1- to disconnect connector.
–  Swing retainer in -direction of arrow- and pull off connector.
–  Remove dash panel insert -KX2- towards front passenger side between steering wheel and dash panel.
Installing
Install in the reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - dash panel insert“
 

Removing and installing dash panel insert -KX2-

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