Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Facia panel - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Facia panel - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Remove the steering wheel.

2 On certain models, a protective knee-bar is fitted across the lower edge of the facia panel.

To remove the bar, first peel back the weatherstrip from the edge of the door aperture and the trim in the vicinity of the knee-bar end brackets. Extract the bracket fixing screws and withdraw the bar (see illustration).

30.2 Knee-bar attachments
30.2 Knee-bar attachments

A Knee-bar
B Retaining bracket
1 Screw
2 Screw

3 Undo the retaining screws and withdraw the undertray on the driver and passenger sides (see illustrations).

30.3a Facia panel lower shelf retaining screw locations Ц driverТs side
30.3a Facia panel lower shelf retaining screw locations Ц driverТs side (left-hand drive) shown

30.3b Facia panel lower shelf retaining screw locations Ц passenger side
30.3b Facia panel lower shelf retaining screw locations Ц passenger side (left-hand drive) shown

4 Remove the centre console.

5 Pull free the heater/fresh air control knobs then carefully unclip the control panel trim and detach the electrical connectors.

6 Remove the radio/cassette unit or cubby hole, the instrument panel cluster and the loudspeaker and grille.

7 Remove the air vent pivot grilles by carefully levering them free. Undo the screws securing the air vent housing and lever out the housing.

8 Remove the facia panel retaining screws from the points indicated (see illustration).

To remove the nuts/bolts at the front, access is from the plenum chamber in the engine compartment.

30.8 Facia panel securing points (left-hand drive shown)
30.8 Facia panel securing points (left-hand drive shown)

9 Check that the facia panel is fully disconnected then carefully withdraw it from the vehicle.

Refitting
10 Refit in the reverse order of removal.

When fitting the securing nuts in the plenum chamber use the correct type of sealing washers.

11 On completion, check the operation of the various instruments, switches and controls.


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