Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Instrument panel cluster - removal and refitting
Body electrical systems / Instrument panel cluster - removal and refitting

1 Disconnect the battery earth lead.

2 Remove the facia panel.

3 Remove the instrument panel retaining screws (one each side at the top) (see illustration).

16.3 Instrument panel screw removal
16.3 Instrument panel screw removal

4 Prise the panel away, tilting from the top edge. Reach behind the panel and disconnect the speedometer cable (see illustration) and, where applicable, the vacuum hose from the vacuum sender. Detach the wiring multi-connectors from the rear lower edge then lift the instrument panel out whilst taking care not to damage the printed circuit on its rear face.

16.4 Disconnect speedometer cable
16.4 Disconnect speedometer cable

5 The individual circuits of the printed circuit foil can be checked for continuity using an ohmmeter. For circuit identification, refer to the appropriate wiring diagram.

6 Refitting is a reversal of the removal sequence. Ensure that all connections are securely made and check instruments for satisfactory operation on completion.

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