[Biturbos4] Instrument clusters, steering wheels, and airbags

Grant gfl1 at optonline.net
Tue Apr 19 06:56:10 EDT 2005

Thanks very much!

On Apr 18, 2005, at 11:49 PM, j y wrote:

> This ?? has been asked before. The short answer is 'no'. It's tricky 
> to remove the IC with steering wheel intact, but it can be done. Takes 
> about 30-45 minutes depending on whether you've done it before.
> Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote:
>  Good morning all,
> I want to remove my instrument cluster ('00 S4) to see if I can find
>  any way to restore the dim and fading display (temp, computer, etc).
>  I'm thinking connectors, contacts and a quick search for dying voltage
>  regulators, which at least used to plague VW dashboards. The Haynes
>  book I have recommends that the steering wheel be removed, and first
>  the airbag be removed.
> I dont really want to get into all that unless its necessary. So:
> 1.) Any advice?
> 2.) Must the steering wheel come off before the IC comes out?
> Thanks,
> Grant
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