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Volkswagen Golf Rear Lid Trims – Removal and Installation

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Removal

Remove the two bolts -1- from handle recess (2 Nm).
–   Release trim from mountings in rear lid using removal wedge -3392-. Begin along lower edge of rear lid.
–   Separate rear lid trim -2- from window frame trim -3- on both sides.
–   Pull trim, in area of centralizing pins -4- and -5-, out of mountings in rear lid.
  • Remove the two bolts -1- from handle recess (2 Nm).
  • Release trim from mountings in rear lid using removal wedge -3392-. Begin along lower edge of rear lid.
  • Separate rear lid trim -2- from window frame trim -3- on both sides.
  • Pull trim, in area of centralizing pins -4- and -5-, out of mountings in rear lid.

Installation

  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.
  • Before installing, check the fasteners for damage and renew if necessary.

Additional Removal Instructions with photos

  • Remove the two screws from the hand recess

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  • Remove the two bulb covers using a trim removal tool

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  • Using the trim removal tool lever down the trim to enable you to get your fingers in

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  • Looking through the bulb covers you can see the location of most of the clips

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  • The manual hatch release cover removed, the level opens the hatch.

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  • The trim being removed

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  • Clips will sometimes be left behind in the sheet metal, best way to remove them is a pair of pliers on one side and carefully wiggle the clip free. Check the shape of the clips before reusing and replace if damaged.

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Window Frame Trim

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Removal

  • Release trim along sides from mountings in rear lid using wedge -3392-.
  • Pull upper edge of trim out of mountings.
  • Pull trim, in area of centralizing pins -1- and -2-, out of mountings in rear lid.

Installation

  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.
  • Before installing, check the fasteners for damage and renew if necessary.

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