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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing steering column, LHD

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Removing
  Note
Only the complete steering column is supplied as a replacement part. A repair is not possible.
Vehicles with ignition/starter switch
Steering lock housing can be transferred → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
Vehicles with keyless entry and start system “Keyless Access”
Electronic steering column lock control unit -J764- can be converted → Chapter.
Continuation for all vehicles
  WARNING
The following are prerequisites before starting work on the electrical system and removing the steering wheel:
Mechanic(s) must electrostatically discharge himself/themselves. This can be done by touching a suitable metal object, for example, a water pipe, a heater pipe, a metal frame or a lifting platform.
Failure to comply with this precaution may lead to subsequent failure of the electronic steering column lock control unit -J764-!
Disconnect battery → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
Wheels must be in straight-ahead position.
Failure to comply with these precautions may lead to subsequent failure of the airbag system!
–  Turn wheels to straight-ahead position.
–  Pull down lever on side of steering column.
–  Swing steering column down as far as possible and pull out.
–  Press lever on side of steering column back up.
–  Remove airbag unit → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
–  Remove steering wheel → Chapter.
–  Remove upper steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
–  Remove lower steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
–  Remove steering column switch module → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
–  Remove knee airbag → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
Vehicles with ignition/starter switch
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Pull connector -1- off immobiliser reader coil -D2-.
Vehicles with keyless entry and start system “Keyless Access”
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Disconnect connector -1-.
–  Unclip cable from holder on electronic steering column lock control unit -J764--arrow-.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Remove footwell vent below steering column → Heating, air conditioning system; Rep. gr.87.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Release tab -arrow- using a small screwdriver.
–  Pull cable guide -1- off tab forwards.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Release tabs -arrows- of cable guide -1- using a small screwdriver.
–  Pull cable guide -1- off steering column downwards.
–  Disengage cable retainer under steering column -2- and pull off downwards.
–  Move electrical wire for steering column to side.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Unscrew bolt -1- and fold footwell trim -2- in direction of arrow towards vehicle interior.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Unscrew bolt -1- from universal joint -2- and pull off universal joint in -direction of arrow-.
  Caution
The following work must not be performed while the universal joint is separated from the steering rack:
Connect battery.
Switch on ignition.
Turn steering rack.
Turn steering column.
Not adhering to these instructions will result in irreparable damage.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Remove bolts -1- and -2-.
–  Remove left bracket -3- for knee airbag.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Remove bolts -1- and -2-.
–  Remove right bracket -3- for knee airbag.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Unscrew bolt -1-, and hold steering column -2- when doing this.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Unhook lugs -2- and -3- of steering column -1- upwards from mounting bracket and remove.
  Caution
Ensure the steering column is handled and transported correctly → Chapter.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Hook steering column -1- into installation aids on mounting bracket at top -3- and bottom -2-.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Align steering column -2- with mounting bracket. Screw in bolt -1- hand-tight.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Install right bracket -3- for knee airbag.
–  Tighten bolts -1- and -2- only hand-tight.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Install left bracket -3- for knee airbag.
–  Tighten bolts -1- and -2- only hand-tight.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Tighten bolts -1-, -2-, -3- and -4- one after another to specified torque.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  The flat surface of the steering column -1- must lie against the flat surface of the steering rack -2-. The cut-out in the steering rack must align exactly with the hole for the securing bolt -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Fit universal joint -2- onto steering pinion in opposite -direction of arrow-.
–  Insert new hexagon bolt -1- and tighten.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Fold footwell trim -2- forwards and secure with bolt -1-.
Vehicles with ignition/starter switch
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Connect connector -1- to immobiliser reader coil -D2-.
Vehicles with keyless entry and start system “Keyless Access”
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Connect connector -1-.
–  Clip cable into holder on electronic steering column lock control unit -J764--arrow-.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Install steering column switch module → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

–  Fit cable retainer under steering column -2- so that lugs in guide engage in steering column.
–  Fit cable guide -1-. Lugs -arrows- must engage in steering column.
–  Install footwell vent below steering column → Heating, air conditioning system; Rep. gr.87.
–  Install knee airbag → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
–  Install lower steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
–  Install upper steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
–  Install steering wheel → Chapter.
–  Install driver side airbag unit → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69
–  Carry out basic setting for steering angle sender -G85- using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering column“
Footwell vent below steering column → Heating, air conditioning system; Rep. gr.87.
Steering column switch module → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
Knee airbag → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
Driver side airbag unit → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
Lower steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
Upper steering column trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.68.
 

Removing and installing steering column, LHD

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