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Knocking noise from retaining band on luggage compartment cover

The luggage compartment cover has two retaining bands to hold this up when the rear hatch is lifted. On the end of the retaining bands are round rubber balls that drop when the hatch is closed and keep the string taut. Under certain driving conditions the balls swing and knock against the plastic on the rear hatch.

This fix covers the two types of rear parcel shelf and costs under AUD$10 requiring only one simple parts that are required from any office supply store or from ebay (under AUD$10 for 2-5 delivered).

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Retractable ID Card Holder with metal belt clip and clip. 2 required.

Solution 1 – Net installed under luggage cover

Fit the retractable ID card holder as shown by clipping the card holder around the ball that is hanging and the belt clip to the net.

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The ball should be hanging as shown.

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The clip should be fitted as shown.

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With the luggage cover down with the hatch shut the ball will be hanging just under the luggage cover.

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Solution 2 – No Net installed under luggage cover

Fit the retractable ID card holder as shown by clipping the card holder around the ball that is hanging and the belt clip to the rear of the parcel shelf and pushing it fully on.

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The ball should be hanging as shown.

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The clip should be fitted as shown.

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With the luggage cover down with the hatch shut the ball will be hanging just under the luggage cover.

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5 comments to Knocking noise from retaining band on luggage compartment cover

  • mr gee

    I just tuck mine under the net

  • Guliver_TwiSt

    I tuck mine in under the net as well, although the retractable ID card holder looks like a neater solution… Where did you buy yours from?
    Ta!

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  • Konsatntinos

    The best solution is to buy the same equipment of Golf mk4.The one where the little belt is wrapping in the shell.
    I have already purchased 2 items from a VW dealer here in Greece but i haven’t yet installed them.
    I can provide you VW serial number/code of these parts

  • you could have even remove of the clear plastic part with two long nose pliers and guide the cord of the balls right through the triangle metal ring.
    those rings are soft metal that easily can be bent. I#ve done this a thouthand times with collars my mom destroyed 😀

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