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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
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Steering column
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