Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the battery.
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  5. Adjust the steering wheel height to the lowest position and the depth to the fully extended position.
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  7. Turn the steering wheel 180° out of the straight ahead position.
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  9. Modify a screwdriver as shown in the illustration. Insert it into the left hole in the rear of the steering wheel about inch (35 mm).
    CAUTION
    The screwdriver must not be moved downward!

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  11. Turn the screwdriver upward. By doing this, the first locking tab of the airbag unit is released from the steering wheel bezel. Do the same in the right hole
    CAUTION
    Electrostatic discharges can lead to an unintended deployment of the airbag. Therefore you must discharge static electricity before separating the ignition and ground wiring. Briefly touch the body or the door striker.

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  13. Remove the airbag out of the steering wheel and separate the connector.
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  15. Turn the steering wheel to the center position.
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  17. Remove the bolt and pull the steering wheel off of steering column.
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To install:

  1. Install the steering wheel onto the steering column. The center markings on the steering wheel and steering column must align. The coil spring connector socket and pin must be positioned in the openings provided at the base of the steering wheel.
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  3. Tighten the steering wheel bolt to ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Mark the bolt with a center punch as it can only be used 5 times. If the bolt already has 5 marks on it, replace it with a new one.
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  5. Engage the airbag connector and push the airbag unit into the steering wheel. Make sure the airbag unit is securely engaged on the left and right hand side of the steering wheel.
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  7. Turn on ignition.
    CAUTION
    Make sure that no persons are in the vehicle.

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  9. Reconnect the battery, then wait 30 seconds to ensure the airbag is ok. Turn the ignition off.
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