How do you unlock the steering wheel on a Volkswagen Passat?
Here’s how to unlock a steering wheel: Insert the key into the ignition and see if it will turn. If the engine turns over, your steering wheel should unlock automatically. If the key does not turn, apply gentle pressure and see if you can get it to move.
How do you start your car when your steering wheel is locked?
In order to turn the key and start the vehicle, you will have to move the steering wheel from side to side, while at the same time attempting to turn the key in the ignition. When doing the two actions at the same time you can exit the steering wheel lock and then start your vehicle.
Why is my steering wheel locked on my VW Passat?
The most likely cause of the issue is a faulty VW Passat steering column lock. It could be that your vehicle is completely immobilised with the steering wheel in a locked position. It may also be that the steering wheel is close to becoming locked if the issue is not quickly resolved.
Where is the lock located on a VW Passat?
The lock for the steering is positioned below the steering wheel. This lock is working in combination with the ignition switch. The lock can be engaged/disengaged either mechanically via the ignition key or electronically from the vehicle’s electronic control unit locking steering column.
Is there a problem with the steering column lock?
This is a VW Passat from 2005 with a faulty Steering Column Lock mechanism. Normally at VW you would need to replace the steering column lock and the comfort control module but we can do it with only replacing the lock and programming the module, saving a lot of money! This also affects the Passat CC and a few other VW models. Loading…
Where is the ignition key on a VW Passat?
The older models have a mechanical steering column lock and to unlock it the key has to be inserted into the ignition switch. On the newer models, the mechanical steering column lock has been replaced with an electric steering column lock (ESCL).