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Steering Column Cover Removal
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Steering Column Cover Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

T25 Torx driver with long extension

Applicable Models:

A6 2.7T (1997-04)
A6 2.8 (1997-02)
A6 3.0L (2002-04)
S6 4.2 (1997-04)

Parts Required:

Steering Column Cover

Hot Tip:

Use a narrow T25 Torx driver with a long extension

Performance Gain:

Access to components inside steering column

Complementary Modification:

Replace courtesy light bulbs

Various projects on the C5 Audi A6 require you to remove the steering column cover. In this article I'll show you how. Keep in mind that you will also need to remove the lower dashboard panel and the lower instrument cluster trim panel. See our articles on Lower Dashboard Panel and Instrument Cluster Removal for more information.

Loosen and remove the two T25 Torx screws (green arrows) on the underside of the steering column.
Figure 1

Loosen and remove the two T25 Torx screws (green arrows) on the underside of the steering column. You'll need a narrow T25 Torx driver or screwdriver long enough to reach up inside.

Loosen and remove the two T25 Torx screws (green arrows) that attach the steering column angle adjustment handle.
Figure 2

Loosen and remove the two T25 Torx screws (green arrows) that attach the steering column angle adjustment handle.

Figure 3

Slide the handle off the arm and remove the remaining T25 Torx screw (green arrow)

Now carefully remove the upper column trim piece and then the lower.
Figure 4

Now carefully remove the upper column trim piece and then the lower. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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