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

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
  Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-
Removing
–  Remove centre console → Chapter.
–  Move front seats as far back as possible.
–  Disconnect battery earth cable → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
–  Remove driver side airbag → Chapter.
–  Remove steering wheel → Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr.48.
–  Remove steering column switch module → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
–  Remove light switch trim → Chapter.
–  Remove dash panel cover on driver side → Chapter.
–  Remove glove compartment → Chapter.
–  Remove centre vent → Chapter.
–  Remove dash panel insert → Electrical system; Rep. gr.90.
–  Remove trim for display unit for front information display and operating unit control unit -J685- → Communication; Rep. gr.91.
–  Remove left and right trim for triangular window → Chapter.
–  If fitted, remove sunlight penetration photosensor -G107- → Heating, air conditioning; Rep. gr.87.
–  Disconnect connector for front passenger airbag → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing dash panel

Removing and installing dash panel

–  Unscrew bolt -2- securing dash panel -1- to central tube on front passenger side.
–  Unscrew bolts -3- securing dash panel -1- to central tube in middle.
–  Unscrew bolts -4- and -5- securing dash panel -1- to central tube on right side.

Removing and installing dash panel

–  Unscrew bolts -2-, -3- and -4- securing dash panel -1- to central tube on left side.
–  Unscrew bolt -5- securing dash panel -1- to central tube on driver side.

Removing and installing dash panel

–  Lift up dash panel -1- until locating lugs on left and right -arrow B- are released from mountings.
–  At the same time, pull dash panel -1- out of mountings -2- in transitional area to windscreen -arrow A-.
  Note
The help of a second mechanic is required to remove the dash panel.

Removing and installing dash panel

–  Remove dash panel -1- from dash panel central tube -2-.
–  Disconnect connectors and lay wiring harnesses on dash panel to one side.
–  Carefully remove dash panel from vehicle interior and place it on a soft surface.
Installing
  Note
  •   Before installing, check all fasteners for damage and renew if necessary.
  •   When securing the dash panel, tighten bolts in reverse order of removal.
Install in reverse order, but note the following:
   

Removing and installing dash panel

–  Before installing dash panel, check whether mountings -1- are firmly attached to body -2-.
 

Removing and installing dash panel

–  With the aid of a second mechanic position dash panel -1- onto dash panel central tube -2- so that a perfect fit is achieved.

Removing and installing dash panel

–  Insert dash panel -1- into mountings -2- in transitional area to windscreen -arrow A-.
–  Insert locating lugs on left and right into mountings -arrow B-.
 
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - dash panel“
   
Removing and installing dash panel insert trim
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Removal wedge -3409 ...

Removing and installing dash panel vents
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Front-end hook -3370   ...

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