Join Date: Sep 2006
Car: 2004 Facelift 75 Connoisseur 1.8 turbo with DD Pack. And remember, the troof is out there.
The steering wheel is 'centred' (straight ahead position) and 'locked' using a mechanical brace on the wheel. This is (should be) done before the track rods are slackened off for the tracking to be done. I don't believe the steering lock provided by te ignition key system is used for tracking/centering. The rack itself will be centred when this is done- unless the rack has been removed and refitted incorrectly. I think that would be most unlikely from a practical standpoint.