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Volkswagen Cabrio: - thank you I need to replace heater

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hi - thank you I need to replace heater core. I have the center counsel out. do i need to remove steering wheel and air bag. if so how? i already have the 2 set screws on the steering colum loose
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Billy replied 1 year ago.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
My apologies for the delay, thank you for your patience.
Yes, the steering wheel and the airbag require removal.
Obtain radio code before disconnecting battery. After reconnecting the battery, ensure vehicle equipment (radio, clock, electric windows) are checked
Then, remove the battery negative lead for a few minutes before working on airbags, to prevent accidental deployment.
Turn steering wheel into centre position (wheels in straight-ahead position). Insert a screwdriver in the socket
at the rear of the steering wheel's
entre pad, turn the screwdriver.
This presses the clip downward to
release the detent.
Repeat this procedure on the other
side of the steering wheel.
Lift the
airbag assembly, undo the airbag's
plug-in connection and then remove
the airbag.
NOTE:
Always lay the airbag assembly down
with the upholstered side upward.
Mark the relative positions of steering
column and steering wheel, release the
steering wheel attachment bolt and pull
the steering wheel from the steering column.
Here's a diagram that might further explain:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Zgf4dbmODzNE1pYUxGMEg1UFk/view?usp=sharing
Regards,
Billy