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VW Tiguan Body Repairs Interior ➜ Driver's airbag

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General body repairs, interior - Edition 03.2017  
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Driver's airbag  
⇒ “5.2 Removing and installing airbag unit with igniter”,  
page 104  
⇒ “5.3 Renewing connector on airbag”, page 109  
5.1  
Assembly overview - driver side airbag  
1 - Locking spring  
❑ To release use a com‐  
mercially available pin  
punch with a shaft diam‐  
eter of 5 or 6 mm  
2 - Steering column electronics  
control unit - J527-  
❑ With airbag coil connec‐  
tor and return ring with  
slip ring - F138-  
❑ Assembly overview ⇒  
Electrical system; Rep.  
gr. 94 ; Steering column  
switch module; Assem‐  
bly overview - steering  
column switch module  
3 - Steering wheel without mul‐  
tifunction button  
❑ Equipment version  
❑ Assembly overview ⇒  
Running gear, axles,  
steering; Rep. gr. 48 ;  
Steering wheel, Assem‐  
bly overview - steering  
wheel .  
4 - Wiring harness without  
wires for multifunction button  
❑ For driver side airbag ig‐  
niter - N95-  
❑ Press into recesses in  
steering wheel to secure  
it.  
5 - Driver's airbag  
❑ With driver side airbag  
igniter - N95- .  
WARNING  
Observe safety instruc‐  
tions for pyrotechnic  
components ⇒ page 3 .  
❑ Removing and installing ⇒ page 104  
6 - Bolt  
❑ Tightening torque ⇒ Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr. 48 ; Steering wheel; Assembly overview -  
steering wheel  
7 - Steering wheel with multifunction button  
❑ Equipment version  
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❑ Assembly overview ⇒ Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr. 48 ; Steering wheel, Assembly overview  
- steering wheel .  
8 - Wiring harness with wires for multifunction button  
❑ For driver side airbag igniter - N95-  
❑ Press into recesses in steering wheel to secure it.  
9 - Driver's airbag  
❑ With driver side airbag igniter - N95- .  
WARNING  
Observe safety instruc‐  
tions for pyrotechnic  
components ⇒ page 3 .  
❑ Removing and installing ⇒ page 104  
10 - Bolt  
❑ Tightening torque ⇒ Running gear, axles, steering; Rep. gr. 48 ; Steering wheel; Assembly overview -  
steering wheel  
lk  
5.2  
Removing and installing airbag unit with  
igniter  
WARNING  
♦ Observe general safety regulations when working on air‐  
bag, belt tensioner and battery isolator units (pyrotechnic  
components).  
♦ Observe special instructions for driver and front passen‐  
ger airbags.  
– Switch on ignition.  
– Disconnect vehicle battery ⇒ Electrical system; Rep. gr. 27 ;  
Battery; Disconnecting and reconnecting battery .  
– Set steering wheel height to lowest position.  
– Extend steering wheel as far as possible into passenger com‐  
partment.  
Steering wheel position: “straight ahead”  
– Turn steering wheel by approx. 100° towards right.  
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– Make sure that the round closed recess -3- in the base of the  
steering wheel -2- is in the highest position above steering  
column trim -1-.  
Note  
The closed recess in the base of the steering wheel is one of two  
breaking points for removing the driver side airbag.  
For the steps below, a commercially available pin punch with a  
shaft diameter of 5 or 6 mm is required.  
– Mask off the end of the pin punch handle with commercially  
available adhesive tape to prevent the dash panel insert and  
steering column switch trim from being scratched.  
– Position pin punch parallel to steering column axis, and pierce  
breaking point at base of steering wheel.  
– Insert pin punch into base of steering wheel as far as stop, and  
pull it back by 1 to 2 mm.  
The tip of the pin punch -2- is now inside the coil of spring  
-3-.  
Caution  
Never push the pin punch downwards. Risk of damage.  
– Pull pin punch -2- upwards “with slight force”.  
– This will move the coil of spring -3- towards the centre of the  
steering wheel -arrow A-.  
– At the same time, the right arm of the spring moveslkoutwards  
-arrow B-.  
As a result, the driver airbag -1- is released from the catch on the  
left side of the steering wheel.  
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