On a 2004 Citi Golf 1.4 (with Polo dash - South Africa): How do I remove the horn press panel on the steering wheel without damaging it. I need to remove the steering wheel for a replacement Sport steering wheel for my son.
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'Volkswagen Polo 1.9TDi 74KW, 2006 model sedan. Instrument cluster will reset, all lights come on sometimes with a loud beep sometimes with the horn also. It started first when I turn steering wheel to max either side then the airbag light will come on and I will loose power steering, then when switch off and restart all is fine but all counters are reset on the instrument cluster. Most recent incident when I was driving on highway and slacking off to take an exit then all the lights on dash was lit, lost power steering and loud beeping and I switched off engine and restarted (while freeing at high speed) then all OK again. Seems to happen more frequently but intermittent.' - has been answered - "'I had the same problem after I had my car serviced, the problem with the power steering was that the signal to the power steering pump was set to high and the pump cut out because it was receiving an incorrect signal, the instruments reseting was found that alot of the ground wires was loose, for some reason the abs sensor was also not adjusted correctly which made the abs light come on as well. I took the car to another service centre and they adjusted the abs sensor and the signal to the pump and checked all my wirring - had no problems since - Christiaan from South Africa'"
1) generally horns are behind the front grill, under or near a head light assembly. get some wire cutters, open the hood and pull the connector off the horn, or cut the wires if you can not get at the connector.
2) generally there is a horn relay. get into the owners manual and find the fuse panel, there will be a map or legend of the panel showing you what is what. find the horn relay and pull it out.
obviously if you can do 1), then it will save some repair time after you have fixed the real problem. relays can be stuck on, but most often the momentary horn switch in the steering wheel has gone south needing replacement. most folks are not going to be pulling a steering wheel. especially after 1991 when they have airbags stuck inside.
you need to find the wire connected to the horn of the vehicle and follow it back to through the firewall and make sure that it is connected to the horn itself. If not you will need to run another one. Also check the fuses
when you take the steering wheel off the is a abs sensor ring (round) if this is damaged the horn will not work cheers
1 take air bag out
2 take bolt of for the steering wheel
3the sensor will be underneath the steering so pull off that aswel as the steering wheel
4replace the rounds plastic ring(the horn also conects to it