Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Steering Wheel

Overview - Steering Wheel

Overview - Steering Wheel, Three-Spoke Steering Wheel

Overview - Steering Wheel, Three-Spoke Steering Wheel

1 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

2 - Tiptronic Downshift Button -E480-

  • Overview. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

3 - Bolt

  • 1.2 Nm

4 - Rear Trim

  • For the steering wheel

5 - Three-Spoke Steering Wheel

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing".

6 - Tiptronic Upshift Button -E479-

  • Overview. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

7 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

8 - Upper Trim

  • For the steering wheel

9 - Lower Trim

  • For the steering wheel

10 - Bolt

  • 1.2 Nm

11 - Driver Side Airbag

  WARNING

Pyrotechnic components increase the risk of injury.

Follow all safety precautions when working on the airbags. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.00; Safety Precautions; Safety Precautions when Working on Pyrotechnic Components.

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.69; Driver Side Airbag; Driver Side Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing.

12 - Bolt

  • 30 Nm + 90º
  • Replace after removing

Overview - Steering Wheel, Four-Spoke Steering Wheel

Overview - Steering Wheel, Four-Spoke Steering Wheel

1 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

2 - Tiptronic Downshift Button -E480-

  • Overview. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

3 - Four-Spoke Steering Wheel

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing".

4 - Left Multifunction Buttons on Steering Wheel -E440-

  • Overview. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

5 - Right Multifunction Buttons on Steering Wheel -E441-

  • Overview. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

6 - Tiptronic Upshift Button -E479-

  • Overview. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

7 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to → Communication; Rep. Gr.91; Multifunction Steering Wheel; Overview - Multifunction Steering Wheel.

8 - Upper Trim

  • For the steering wheel

9 - Trim

  • For the steering wheel spoke

10 - Lower Trim

  • For the steering wheel

11 - Trim

  • For the steering wheel spoke

12 - Driver Side Airbag

  WARNING

Pyrotechnic components increase the risk of injury.

Follow all safety precautions when working on the airbags. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.00; Safety Precautions; Safety Precautions when Working on Pyrotechnic Components.

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.69; Driver Side Airbag; Driver Side Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing.

13 - Bolt

  • 30 Nm + 90º
  • Replace after removing

Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Steering Wheel Scales -VAS6458-

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt - Steering wheel to Steering Column

Removing

- Bring wheels in the straight position.

- Move the steering wheel as far to the rear and down as possible. Use the full steering column adjustment range for this.

- Switch off the ignition.

- Remove the airbag unit. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.69; Driver Side Airbag; Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the bolt -2-.

- For reinstallation, mark the steering wheel installation position -1- to the steering column -3--arrow-.

- Remove the steering wheel from the steering column.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • Front wheels in straight position.

- Note the marks on the steering column/steering wheel when reusing.

- Install the airbag unit. Refer to → Body Interior; Rep. Gr.69; Driver Side Airbag; Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing.

- Perform a road test.

- If the steering wheel is crooked, it must be removed again and reset on the steering column splines.

  • Readapting the end position of the steering gear. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Gear End Positions, Adapting".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Wheel"

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