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How do you remove steering wheel and turn switch off a VW Golf 1999, 1781cc model 1.8M. (chassis number wvwzzz1jzxu434325, engine number agn178556. Does the steering wheel centre panel have two torx/screws holding it in place as I am unable to feel any such srews or are the holes on the rear of the steering wheel centre panel used to gain access to two retaining tabs/springs for the airbag. Are there any special precautions to take regarding the airbag.Once the centre is off how is the turn switch removed and replaced. Many thanks.

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You do not need to take the wheel off to get to the turn switch.
just undo the crosshead screw underneath the cowl about 8"down from the wheel towards the underdash.it then drops down ond forwards to come off.then you will see two screws,one each side, slide up the top cowl up and off.the switches are then accesible,undo the retaining screws to remove switch and then replace..........

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autozone.com has a free repair guide, see below

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

1990-94 Cabriolet,1990-93 Fox, 1990-92 Golf and Jetta


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Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel, then remove the steering column covers.
  3. Remove the turn signal and wiper switches.
  4. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring.
  5. On some models, the hole in the lock body for removing the ignition lock cylinder was not drilled by Volkswagen. To make the hole, use the following measurements in conjunction with the illustrations. Drill the hole where "a" and "b" intersect on the lock body. The hole should be drilled 0.19 inch (3mm) deep
  6. Remove the lock cylinder by pushing a small drill bit or piece of wire into the hole and pulling the cylinder out. It might be easier to insert the ignition key, turn it to the right a little and pull on it.

To install:
  1. Insert the lock cylinder into the housing with the key in the cylinder.
  2. While gently turning the key side-to-side, press the cylinder in to the stop. It should click into place.
  3. Temporarily fit the steering wheel onto the splines, then make sure the column locks and unlocks smoothly.
  4. Install the switches, column covers, wiring and the steering wheel.
  5. Connect the battery cable.

1995-99 Cabrio, 1993-99 Golf and Jetta
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Center the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the air bag.
  4. Remove the steering column switches.
  5. If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, detach the shift lock cable from the lock cylinder housing.
  6. Remove the adapter sleeve from the steering column.
  7. Remove the spring and horn contact ring from the steering column assembly.
  8. Detach the sheer bolt.
  9. Insert the ignition key and unlock the cylinder, then detach the wiring connectors.
  10. Once all wiring has been detached, slide the housing off the steering column.
  11. Mark and drill the lock cylinder as shown and described in the above procedure.
  12. Compress the stop spring and pull the lock cylinder out of the steering column housing.
  13. Put the new lock cylinder into the steering lock housing.
  14. Insert the key into the lock cylinder.
  15. While you gently turn the key, insert the lock cylinder fully into the housing.
  16. The rest of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.


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  1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
  2. Place the steering wheel in the center (wheels straight ahead) position.
  3. Disarm the SRS system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical System.
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  1. Push the ignition/starter switch into steering lock housing.

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  2. Tighten screws and seal securing holes with sealant D2.
  3. Connect multi-pin connector to ignition/starter switch.
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1. For 2001 VW Golf 1.6 liters 16V engine:
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2. For 2001 VW Golf 1.8 liters 20V engine:
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3. For 2001 VW Golf 2.0 liters engine:
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4. For 2001 VW Golf 2.3 liters engine:
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5. For 2001 VW Golf 1.9 TDI-PD engine:
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This is a how-to from VWVortex.com

You WILL need the following,
10MM wrench
13MM wrench and socket or another wrench.
a eyeglasses phillips head screwdriver. (very small)
a regular size phillips head screwdriver
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vice grips (may not need them)
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1. lock the steering wheel, and make note where it was just incase.
2. disconnect the battery with 10mm wrench.
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4. now go under the dash, and remove the plastic peices covering up the steering wheel axel. and unscrew the bolt using a 13MM wrench&socket. Its a "U" joint.
5. Unplug everything behind the wheel including the ignition and the airbag.
6. using a vice grip, or your fingers if it is loose, to unscrew a gold bolt on the left side of the steering wheel column, its right behind the steering wheel on left underside.
7. Gently pull out the steering wheel, and the whole thing, including the axel, and steering wheel will comeout, be careful the end of it is greasy.
8. now with a small screwdriver (phillips), eyeglasses size is what i used, remove the screw where the ignition switch is, its a pretty long screw so it may take some time and it the switch wont come out until its fully unscrewed.
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Hi,

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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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