VW Golf manuals

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing steering wheel

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
Removing
  WARNING
The following conditions must be met before starting work on the electrical system and removing the steering wheel:
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!
–  Move steering column to middle height position.
–  Remove airbag unit → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
–  Turn wheels to straight-ahead position.
  Note
The steering wheel must be removed/installed in the middle position (wheels facing straight ahead).
 

Removing and installing steering wheel

–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Check that steering column has a centre punch mark that aligns with mark on steering wheel.
–  If this is not the case, the position of the steering wheel to steering column must be marked on the steering column with a centre punch mark.
–  Pull steering wheel -2- off steering column.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Make sure that the wheels are pointing straight ahead before fitting the steering wheel.
–  When installing a steering wheel that has been removed, make sure that the markings on the steering column and steering wheel are in line.
–  When installing a new steering wheel (without marking), the steering wheel must be mounted in middle position (steering wheel spoke must be horizontal and wheels in straight position).
–  Install steering wheel.
–  Install airbag unit → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.69.
–  Carry out a road test.
–  If the steering wheel is skewed, the steering wheel must be removed again and fitted onto the splines of the steering column.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering wheel“
 

Removing and installing steering wheel

Assembly overview - steering wheel
1 -  Steering column Removing and installing → Chapter The centre punch marks -arrows- on the steering wheel and the stee ...

Steering column
...

Other materials:

Centre armrest
Fig. 51 Front centre armrest Fig. 52 Folding down the rear centre armrest First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Adjusting the front centre armrest To lift, push the centre armrest up gradually in the direction of arrow  . To lower, pull the centre ar ...

Measuring axial clearance of crankshaft
Risk of damage to bearing pedestals when the crankshaft is removed.If the bolts of the crankshaft bearing cap are loosened, the bearing pedestals of the cylinder block will be deformed, and damage to the bearings will result.Never remove the crankshaft. Special tools ...

Removing and installing engine sound generator control unit -J943-, vehicles with active sound, Golf GTD
Removing –  Remove C-pillar trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.70.     –  Remove bolts -3-. –  Remov ...

© 2016-2020 Copyright www.vwgolf.org