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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing driver side airbag igniter -N95-

Special tools and workshop equipment required
  Commercially available Torx screwdriver T25 of approx. 100 mm length
Removing
  WARNING
  Observe safety instructions for pyrotechnic components → Chapter.
  Observe disposal regulations for pyrotechnic components → Chapter.
–  Move steering wheel to rearmost and lowest position.
–  Use the full adjustment range of the steering column adjustment for this purpose.
–  Remove upper steering column trim → Chapter.
–  Turn steering wheel so that the opening on backside of steering wheel is exactly in top position.
   
–  Release -arrows- locking bracket -1- for driver side airbag -2-. To do this, use a Torx screwdriver T25 of approx. 100 mm length.
  Note
If a flat-bladed screwdriver is used, wires may become damaged.
–  Turn steering wheel through 180° and repeat procedure on opposite side of steering wheel.
–  Return steering wheel to mid-position (wheels pointing straight ahead).
 

Removing and installing driver side airbag igniter -N95-

–  For “e-Golfs” or “Golf GTEs”, disconnect the maintenance connector for high-voltage system -TW-.
–  Disconnect battery earth cable with ignition switched on → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
  WARNING
Before handling pyrotechnic components (e.g. separating the electrical connector), the person handling them must ensure that he/she is “electrically discharged”. To do this e.g. briefly touch the door striker plate.
 

Removing and installing driver side airbag igniter -N95-

–  Carefully pull driver side airbag -3- slightly out of steering wheel.
–  Pull out connector lock -2--arrow- and press it down, then pull off connector -1-.
–  On vehicles with multifunction steering wheel disconnect connector.
  WARNING
Place airbag to one side such that the impact padding points upwards.
Installing
  WARNING
  Observe safety instructions for pyrotechnic components → Chapter.
  Before handling pyrotechnic components (e.g. connecting the electrical connector), the person handling them must ensure that he/she is “electrically discharged”. To do this e.g. briefly touch the door striker plate.
Install in reverse order, but note the following:
  Note
  Ensure that the electrical connectors are pushed fully onto stop and engage audibly.
  Ensure that no wires are trapped.
–  Connect connector.
–  Press connector into recesses in steering wheel to secure it.
 

Removing and installing driver side airbag igniter -N95-

–  Position driver side airbag -1- in steering wheel and push it in until it audibly engages. Hands must be positioned on edges for this.

Removing and installing driver side airbag igniter -N95-
 

  WARNING
Battery must be connected with ignition switched on. If pyrotechnic components (e.g. airbag, seat belt tensioners) are repaired incorrectly, undesired triggering may occur after the battery is connected. Ensure that nobody is in vehicle when connecting battery.
   
–  For “e-Golfs” or “Golf GTEs”, connect the maintenance connector for high-voltage system -TW-.
–  Connect battery earth cable with ignition switched on → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
  WARNING
If the ignition has not yet been switched on after the battery has been reconnected “warning lamps in dash panel insert are off”, the ignition (key or button) must only be switched on while sitting on the driver seat and with the seat set to rearmost position.
–  Finally, read and clear event memory of airbag control unit since faults may be stored as a result of disconnecting electrical connectors → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - driver side airbag“
 

Removing and installing driver side airbag igniter -N95-

 
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