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Old 02-08-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Steering wheel VW emblem scratched.

I don't even know hot it got scratched...but the VW emblem in the center of the steering wheel is very slightly scratched.

I searched, and I don't think i can just replace the emblem. I have to take out the whole center piece of the steering wheel.

There is no DIy on how to do this...nor is there a center piece i can buy online.

Any ideas on how to fix this without replacing the Entire steering wheel?
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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You can search on ebay and get a emblem to go on top of it.
There aren't any that look like the original one but some pretty cool ones.
Mine is scratched but I'd rather put money into some other things right now.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:12 AM   #3
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Mine is also scratched. How does it even happen?! Definitely bothers me every time I get in.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:34 AM   #4
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i took mine out, but the ebay one didnt cover the entire area where the emblem used to be. meaning DONT TAKE OUT THE OLD EMBLEM. i have a gap in between the emblem and the edge of the recessed area on the steering wheel and its not pretty
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:46 AM   #5
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i scratched mine too. i realized it was from putting my seatbelt on. sometimes while bringing it over my arm i accidentally run across it and sometimes the same thing happens while im taking it off. it took me awhile before i figured it out. not sure if you guys are doing the same thing but i figured out thats what i was doing.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:13 AM   #6
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Re: Steering wheel VW emblem scratched.

My scratched emblem story is way better. I had my car filled with sound equipment coming home from a gig. I had forgotten that a new speed bump had been put in near my home and made a sudden brake once I was pretty much on top of it when a 60lb flight case flew into my lap from the rear. It banged up the emblem really bad, but nothing else. I was thankful it wasn't my center cluster! It bugs the crap out if me...

The center piece must come out and cost under $100 I hope.

On a side note: I take the keys out if the ignition and with the keys in hand push open the door and have noticed a few tiny scratches and dents in the metal trim strip from this bad habit. Kinda like the seat belt whip thing.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:46 PM   #7
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I know this thread is pretty old now, but the same thing happened to my emblem. After searching I finally called my local dealer. They told me that the vw emblem is a whole assembley with the airbag and cover... $900.xx!!
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:54 PM   #8
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you can spray paint it black, or plasti dip it i scratched that area as well, i'm thinking of just painting it...i don't like chrome look anyways...
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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You could get a new airbag center section from a scrap golf ?
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:02 AM   #10
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Remove carefully with a flat screwdriver . Try myairbags.com on eBay . http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-JETTA-GOL...#ht_3065wt_922
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:30 AM   #11
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Remove carefully with a flat screwdriver . Try myairbags.com on eBay . http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-JETTA-GOL...#ht_3065wt_922
is this oem?

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:06 AM   #12
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Yes it is. I think they remove them from used airbags.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:05 AM   #13
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sorry to hear about that you can also go to the dealer to pick a new one up.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:53 AM   #14
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New emblem stuck on top of the old one. I had to do this on my mates mkiv and I actually used a wheel badge. You would never know.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #15
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Dealer will not be able to help. VW/Audi sell the emblem with the airbag assembly for $600. eBay has them for $12.( see link above) ordered two of them myself, they worked perfectly.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:58 AM   #16
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I would like to try the ebay emblem out...

however, i'm not gonna attempt to use a screw driver to pry it out...unless I see someone else with pictures or video doing it.

Also ...how is it stuck onto the steering wheel?

went to their website and found the "air bag cover"
http://www.myairbags.com/merchandise...t=5&subcat=112
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:45 AM   #17
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http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vw-steering-wheel-emblem
You just need this. Simply push into place.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #18
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http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vw-steering-wheel-emblem
You just need this. Simply push into place.
I just ordered one. I will post pictures once it's in! Thanks
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #19
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Yup I need this too now. After getting my steering wheel wrapped the badge is now what looks its age.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #21
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this thread suddenly reminded me of a thread similar to this from a while back. OP of that thread punched the steering wheel hahaha
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #22
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After scratching mine (watch band :( I got one from ebay, stick on top.
Been there 2 years, looks original :)

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