After I had spent about 90 minutes sticking a screwdriver into a tiny black hole I came to the same conclusion! Once you have the module out, remove the green tab from the wire harness attached to the air bag. The fitting the screw sits in will then lift out. Make sure the car ignition is off and disconnect the negative terminal on the car battery before doing any work. Most are 10mm triple-square 12 point. If you ebay for a clockspring vw, you can see what I'm referring to. See the video tutorial below.
It's about time I join this glorious forum and I do so requiring some assistance! Both vary with a small standard screwdriver and pick. I think that should work. Remove the steering wheel bolt. Mark the shaft and the steering wheel mount plate so you know where to align it during re-assembly. I just installed a rebuilt steering rack, no matter what I did I couldn't seem to get the steering wheel straight. Remove the top and bottom steering wheel trim.
Something was up with that one side on mine. Pry off the speaker cover. Take the steering wheel out and remove the four screws from the plastic housing from below Make sure that when you remove the steering wheel, keep in mind which position you have removed from the column see the mark on steering wheel 5. I've had mine off twice. All vehicles: — Press in light switch -1-, turn to right and pull out. The air bag light is not on yet nor do I want to break the clock spring by over turning.
I tried my best not to move it, as warned on it, and taped it in its position when removing, but think it moved about 2 degrees when fitting wheel back on. Now I'm having the same fault-code appear with the passenger-side seat I knew it was only a matter of time and I'll be fixing it myself. Stick a flat screwdriver through the slot in the back of the steering wheel to release one of the metal loops holding the airbag. Its a thin slot about 8mm high and about 2mm wide. Hi guys Hope you can help.
Provide details and share your research! There a … re 4 Phillips head screws there - remove them. Turn the wheel 90o to the left or right and look above and behind the steering wheel. Turn the wheel 90 degrees to allow access to one of the holes on the underside of the wheel. I think there's a procedure in the ross tech wiki. Insert a flat headed screwdriver approx 175cm long into the hole parallel to the steering column as far as it will go. Then attach the steering wheel.
Photo 1 shows the steering wheel with the assembly removed; note the retaining hooks which clasp the clockspring thereby holding the complete assembly in place. Might not be permanent but it certainly helps the connector and it also doesn't require me to solder under a seat while lying on my belly. Then you … should be able to use some type of bolt puller or steering wheel puller to remove it. It is attached with four barbed plastic studs that press into the wheel itself. This should get you where you need to go. Usually two screws holding it in from the back of the steering wheel. I believe it's very hit and miss as well.
Tools you will need -long skinny phillips screwdriver -Long skinny flat-blade screwdriver for the airbag release. There are two snaps along the middle, be careful not to break them. This means that if the airbag blows when power is restored, it doesn't go off in your face!!!! I was wondering if the dealers had a special tool. Pull down the lock-release lever and remove the screw underneath with a T20 torx 6. The Bentley was pretty clear in it's explanation. The shaft that the steering wheel fastens to has a flat spot on one side and a cutout for the bolt that holds it on. I had no issues with creases, just spend enough time getting it into the right position before you start stitching.
These may be the kind that require Torx wrenches they are in mine Remove small Phillips head screw that is on the inside of the door, holding the upholstery, about level with the rear view mirror on the door jamb. I'm nearly ready to just sell this thing with all the electrical gremlins. The video was very helpful in helping me take my airbag off. Note If only the glove box is to be removed the centre console must be removed first, otherwise the bolt -2- is not accessible. The loops are in the steering wheel blue boxes and hold the airbag by hooking onto the spears highlighted in blue on the airbag. Before removing the wheel, make sure it's centered.
This should release the clasp. I take alot of imformation from this site, so why not give a little? I have pushed the clips in now but still can't get the front off. That made it a ton easier, but there are a few here and there that still fight with me. The wheel may ne … ed a firm wiggle to release it. This brings me to me current question.
Found the lever, and it moves easily, which is why I didn't think I had it at first. One solution is to solder each of the wires directly to their partners, bypassing the 2 yellow plastic connectors altogether see image below. The door panel will come straight off - not up. The bolt can be reused a maximum of 5 times only. It's not a diff … icult job, but it's probably best left to professionals.