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Removing and installing dash panel


Special tools and workshop equipment required Special screwdriver T8 -T 40056-

Front-end hook -3370-

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783Removing WARNING Observe measures to be taken when disconnecting battery. Electrical system; Rep. Gr.27.

WARNING For correct combination of dash panel and

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airbag unit refer to Parts catalogue. Disconnect battery earth strap at battery Electrical system; Rep. Gr.27. Remove airbag unit (driver side): Chapter Removing and installing airbag unit (standard steering wheel) Chapter Removing and installing airbag unit (sports steering wheel) Chapter Removing and installing airbag unit (multi-function steering wheel) Chapter Removing and installing airbag unit (RS 4) Remove steering wheel Running gear, frontwheel drive and four-wheel drive; Rep. Gr.48. Remove storage compartment (driver side) Chapter. Remove instrument cluster Electrical system; Rep. Gr.90. Remove glove box Chapter. Remove airbag unit (front passenger side) Chapter. Remove centre console: USA vehicles up to 10.2004 and Rest-of-World vehicles Chapter USA vehicles from 11.2004 onwards Chapter Remove centre section of dash panel Chapter. Removing light switch and adjuster for headlight range control Press light switch -arrow 1- and at the same time turn it clockwise -arrow 2-.

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Hold switch in this position and pull it out of switch housing -3-. Unplug electrical connector.

Press adjuster for headlight range control out of switch housing. Unplug connector.

Removing trim (top) for steering column switch Airbag unit (driver side) and steering wheel removed. Pull steering column out and tilt downwards as far as it will go. Remove bolts -1- (2x). Tightening torque: 3 Nm Unscrew Torx bolts -3- using special screwdriver T8 -T 40056-. Tightening torque: 0.6 Nm Unclip trim cover downwards from dash panel arrow-.

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Detach upper trim -2- for steering column switch.

Removing photosensor Carefully prise off cover -A-. Remove bolt -B-. Unplug cable connector.

Removing defroster vent (centre) Unscrew bolt -1- for defroster vent. Tightening torque: 0.8 Nm Detach defroster vent.

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Removing dash panel loudspeaker Defroster vent (centre) removed Remove bolts -1- (2x). Tightening torque: 2 Nm Swivel out loudspeaker and unplug connector.

Unplugging connectors for vent temperature senders Unplug connector -arrow- at temperature senders (left and right). Note Illustration shows vent temperature sender on passenger's side.

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Removing dash panel end trim (left-side) Detach dash panel end trim (left-side) -arrowusing front-end hook -3370-.

Removing outer dash panel fastener (left-side) Remove bolts -1- (2x). Tightening torque: 4.5 Nm

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Removing dash panel end trim (right-side) Detach dash panel end trim (right-side) -arrowusing front-end hook -3370-.

Removing outer dash panel fastener (rightside) Remove bolts -1- (2x). Tightening torque: 4.5 Nm

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Removing dash panel fastener (driver side) Remove bolts -1- (2x). Tightening torque: 4.5 Nm

Removing dash panel fastener (centre) Remove bolts -1- (2x). Tightening torque: 3 Nm Remove bolts -2- (2x). Tightening torque: 4.5 Nm Pull out dash panel towards rear. Installing WARNING For correct combination of dash panel and airbag unit refer to Parts catalogue.

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Check that felt pad -2- is fitted on clip -1- (left and right). Press down dash panel slightly and slide it into clip. Check that front of dash panel is properly fitted in clip by raising slightly. Remaining installation is performed in reverse order of removal.

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