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Vw jetta 1999

How to get steering wheel off

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  • patrolman Aug 25, 2008

    there are no screws on either side os steering wheel like most thats why im having trouble.you ground yourself to the vehicle ?

  • patrolman Aug 26, 2008

    it had pry pins not screws thanks anyway

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Hi I can not seem to make contact with the screws/clips inside the back of the steering wheel cover, I am feeling only soft rubber padding. Any suggestions ?

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Disconnect the battery - you have to pull the airbag off. There are a couple of screws on the opposite side of the steering wheel center section (likely they're a T30 torx bit like my 99 A4). Undo them (they are probably captive screws that won't come out, but they'll loosen and allow the airbag to come off). Once the airbag is free, you have to unplug it - the yellow connector is the bag connector. Buy a ground strap from an electronics store and use it though - messing with airbags can be very dangerous and if you don't ground yourself to the car's frame, electrical discharge from your body could blow the bag. If you're at all hesitant about this, don't mess with it - paying a pro is much better than hurting yourself.

Once the bag is off, there's a center bolt you have to remove. First, mark it with a marker, and be sure you mark the wheel as well, so you can reinstall the wheel straight. Once you do that, remove the center bolt (again, on my Audi, it was a T55 torx - your VW is likely the same). Remove that, and the wheel should slide right off.

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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    Jeremy Dellow Aug 25, 2008

    The screws may be covered with pop-off covers, or could be on the bottom too. And yes, ground yourself to the frame of the vehicle - from where you'll be working, you could clamp onto the door hinge. The main thing you want to do is ground yourself for several seconds before you touch the airbag connector, to be sure the electrostatic energy in your body has been channeled into the car and won't be fired into the bag connector.

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SOURCE: 2000 jetta need to remove steering wheel

This is not an easy procedure, especially since you've never done it before. With the wheels in the straight ahead position, look at the back of the steering wheel, you'll see two holes. One at 9 o'clock and one at 3 o'clock. You stick a small flat blade screwdriver in the first hole and you pry on the retaining spring while gently pulling on the airbag until it releases. Repeat on the other side. I'm a professional mechanic and the first time I did it, it took me over a half hour to figure it out. Now I can do it in less than a minute. Might want to take it to the dealer.

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your rack and pinion may be going bad.  Does it stick at times?

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SOURCE: 1999 VW JETTA anti-theft alarm keeps going off & car won't start

pop the truck and the alarm will disable

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Eventhough the level is right, the fluid might need replacing (every 3~5 years and 50.000-100.000 miles).

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Check the motor mounts. They might be worn or loose which can cause vibration felt when the engine is reved up or running at higher rpms than at idle.

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