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How to replace turn signal in 2001 passat GLX 4motion 2.8l w/cruise

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how to replace turn signal in 2001 passat GLX 4motion 2.8l
w/cruise
Hello

Here is the procedure. Please let me know if you have any questions.

John

Steering Column Switches, Removing And Installing

CAUTION!
Before beginning repairs on the electrical system:

  • Obtain the anti-theft radio security code.
  • Switch the ignition off
  • Disconnect the battery Ground (GND) strap.
  • After reconnecting battery, re-code and check operation of anti-theft radio.

CAUTION!
Special safety precautions apply to vehicles equipped with airbags.

Special tools, testers and auxiliary items




  • VAG 1332 Torque wrench (or equivalent 40 - 200 Nm )

Removing

  • Remove drivers airbag.



  • Remove hex bolt -2- (always replace). Tightening torque: 60 Nm (44 ft lb) .
  • Position steering wheel -1- in central position (wheels straight ahead).
  • Pull steering wheel -1- from steering column.



  • Remove both (Phillips head) screws -arrows-.
  • Remove upper steering column trim -1- upwards.



  • Remove four (Phillips head) screws -arrows-.
  • Remove socket head bolt -1-.
  • Release steering wheel height adjustment -2-.
  • Remove lower steering column trim -3- downwards.



  • Loosen socket head bolt -1-.
  • Disconnect electrical connectors -arrows- from steering column switches.

CAUTION!
The spiral spring remains on the steering column switch. Ensure spring is not turned from central position.


  • Remove steering column switches

Installing

  • Install steering column switches loosely onto steering column only (do not tighten socket head bolt).
  • Reconnect electrical connections.
  • Slide steering wheel onto steering column shaft (do not install bolt).



  • Slide steering column switches on column so that gap -a- (3 mm ) is maintained between switches -2- and steering wheel -1-.
  • Tighten socket head bolt -3-.
  • Remove steering wheel again.
  • Install steering column trim
  • Install steering wheel and hex bolt. Tightening torque: 60 Nm (44 ft lb) .
  • Install driver's airbag.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i can't see the pictures?
Hmm

I don't know why that is. I can see them when I look at that post. The pictures mostly just show where the bolts & screws are.

Do you have any questions about where anything is?

John
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
it seems like a very intense process. I would like to see the pictures first. The explanation sounds good.
I don't have any other way to send them to you.

The first image is a torque wrench. Pictured as a special tool.
Image 2 is a picture of the steering wheel with the airbag removed.
Image 3 is the steering column with the steering wheel removed.
Image 4 is the same as 3 but with the plastic trim removed.
Image 5 is a side view of image 4 showing that 2 of the bolts are on the back.
The las image shows the 3mm gap between the steering wheel and the switch assembly.

John
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