These switches have plastic guide channels behind them that guide the wires into the plugs in the wiring harness. But can elaborate on the above quoted paragraph? Install the lower outer tie-rod nut the one we removed in step 1 , tighten that down to 26 ft lbs. Trying to replaced the turn signal switch but can't even get started without removing this stupid airbag. Step 8 - Install and line up the new rack boot. Steering Column Work Note: This procedure is a melding of information from several difference sources, including Dave's experience with his '73 Super Beetle. As you can see, there's a lot of dust in there so it tends to get dirt on the contacts and click.
You can rent one at the local rental store. Read and be sure you understand them before you begin. To remove the lock cylinder you may have to remove the clockspring and turn signals. It is important that you read the instructions carefully as there is a risk of triggering the airbag accidentally. Stick a flat screwdriver through the slot in the back of the steering wheel to release one of the metal loops holding the airbag. Here are a few points of clarification from my experience. This was a big help.
Close up of what you need to move. I just let the hoses hang loose with a pan below the car. Give the car a good shake to make sure its not going to fall on you when your working on it. I did try but could not determine if it was held by air-conditioner components or what. Paint with white paint, a line down the boot so you can make a mental note of where the hole is. Here is more detail on the assembly. One is a 32mm wrench.
If your lucky hand tools can remove it. If you don't have a grounding strap, touch a bare metal ground on the car before and while touching the airbag or wires to discharge any small static electricity. Replacement parts must be direct matches and should be torqued to specification. The rack boots are like bellows and breath into each other. L is the drivers side, R is the passenger. If you are uncertain at any point, refer to a qualified automotive technician. Turn the wheel 90o to the left or right and look above and behind the steering wheel.
That made it a ton easier, but there are a few here and there that still fight with me. Very very tight fit at this point as the hose connections will just clear the dash and window… nice if you obtain another set of hands for this one final step. We made a new pin out of an appropriately-sized nail and secured it in place with epoxy. Here is more detail on the latch if you didn't catch it in the video. Air leaks are not good: if it leaks at the bottom cold air will be able to bypass the heater core and your car will not be as warm.
If you are unsure on where to safety lift your vehicle, refer to its owners guide. Get out your 19mm deep socket and go to town, take this nut off. Once again John Connolly at came through with a beautiful little steering wheel that was a snap to install. And I can say this is not for the faint of heart, but it is possible. It may be easier to get a wrench to swing on a power steering line fitting once you've unbolted the rack and moved it a bit.
In my case I just cut it off since this was a spare steering column. Hit it hard, your not hugging grandmom. One at the back firewall side and one underneath. This is a wound wire harness that looks like a clockspring. Note: Bleed the air from the windshield washer reservoir before you remove the water hoses from the valve on the switch.
The heater controls do not need to be disconnected. If there is no hole at the point indicated in the following picture, carefully drill a hole that will allow you to insert a nail or a piece of steel wire. 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. So you should be fine. The basics of the procedure also apply to 1998-2005 Passat, and mark4 Jetta, Golf, and maybe the New Beetle. When I needed to remove steering wheel a couple years ago to remove complete interior , did not know that this process would prevent steering wheel from locking.
Then remove the drivers airbag useing 5 mm allan key behing the steering wheel. Allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, although 10 minutes is recommended, to allow for the dissipation of any residual energy. I trimmed the bottom of the hole in the dash to make it easier during reassembly. Install it as shown, and snug the bolt down with a 14mm open end wrench. If you do replace the door handles, you should have the locks changed to match the ignition key. Right, you don't know, and if your paying for a proper alignment, you'll wind up doing the same job twice. Some aftermarket types may have a grease fitting, if so they are not the original ones and may be greased.
Work on a solid, level surface. Prevents even more greasy steam on your windshield. To remove the steering column lock assembly you have to drill out the 2 snap bolts holding it to the steering column. Route the inlet hose lower nozzle through the firewall into the luggage compartment and on to the washer reservoir. So unless you feel like shelling out a ton of money, and time, and doing the job again - make sure the rack boots are on right. If the boot is torn, I'd just install a new outer joint, I don't think you can get new boots. Something was up with that one side on mine.