Why steering wheel isn't sturdy on a 1985 VW cabriolet?
the bearing at the bottom of the sterring column is kept in place by a plastic ring and that plastic ring breaks and allows the bearing to fall down which creates play in the sterring column.I put the bearing back in place and wrapped rubber bands around the column with glue and that seamed to work.
The horn pad or rubber cover with the MB star in the center just pulls right off the front of the steering wheel. Just pull the whole thing off and it will allow you to access the 10mm Allen head steering wheel bolt. Make sure the steering wheel is locked (no key in ignition) and viola. Pretty straight forward.
1. Disconnect the battery. 2. Pull the steering wheel. To do that you'll need to remove the horn button, usually just two screws on the back of the steering wheel. Remove the single large nut that holds the steering wheel onto the column. You'll need to use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel from the splined shaft. BEFORE YOU REMOVE THE STEERING WHEEL NOTE OR EVEN MARK THE POSITION OF THE WHEEL…