Oil Change Tools for the Volkswagen BPG, BPY, BWT and other FSI engines

Volkswagen have a Spezialwerkzeug (Special Tool) for draining oil from the oil filter housing for the following models with FSI engines.

The Volkswagen oil filter housing drain tool is part number T40057 and suits 2006-2008 VW/Audi models with the 2.0L Turbo (engine codes; BPG, BPY, BWT), the 2005.5 – 2011 2.5L inline 5 cyl VW […]

Volkswagen Golf Mark V & VI GTI, R32 and Bluemotion Wheel Alignment Specifications

The ride heights shown in the table refer to
dimension -a-.

Suits PR numbers: 2UA, 2UC, G02, G05, G07, 2UC, 2UB, G08, G11, G09, G04/2UC

These specifications apply to all engines.

The ride heights shown in the table refer todimension -a-.

Standard running gearSports running gear except 18″Sports running gear with 18″ wheelsHeavy-duty running gearSports running gear GTISports running gear GTI US versionSports running gear […]

Replacement batteries for the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and others

Replacement batteries for the Volksagen Golf, Jetta, Passat and others.

The PR Code can be found on a white sticker near the spare wheel.

PR Code: J1P – various models including Golf Mk V 1.4TSI 103kW (140PS)

OEM Varta 12V 44Ah 220A DIN 360A EN/SAE (360CCA) 1K0915105 (1K0 915 105) (dimensions mm: 200W x 170L […]

Volkswagen Golf Mark V Headlights – Halogen and Xenon


The Golf Mark V came with a number of different headlights from the factory, generally a chrome H7 reflector unit for the base models, a black H7 reflector model for GT/GT Sport/GTI and a Bi-Xenon fitted to some GTI and R32 models either optional or standard which was also available on some other models (depending […]

Installing an aftermarket Rear View Camera (RVC) into a Golf Mark V and VI rear bumper

The camera chose for the RVC install is a butterfly style camera, the Kufatec interface for the RNS510 required an NTSC camera.

Camera specs VN2105 Butterfly style mount Size: 20mm diameter and 25mm deep Viewing area: 150° 1/4″ color CCD camera

Camera purchased from Dealextreme for USD$110.35 delivered http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11408

Step 1 – cut opening for […]

Volkswagen Golf Automatic Hatch Opening Updated

The original Automatic Hatch Opening became less reliable over time as the springs compressed, this updated guide uses new struts from Skoda and bumpers from the Scirocco.

Parts required 2 x 6Y0 827 550 C (6Y0827550C) – Skoda Fabia gas struts 2 x 1K8 827 761 C (1K8827761C) – Scirocco bumpers 2 x 1J6 827 […]

Change battery in folding key with remote control for Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Rabbit and GTI


Replacing the battery in the folding remote for Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Rabbit, GTI and others using the same remote. Battery required is a CR2032 lithium battery (3V with 225 mAh capacity) (Assembly overview – battery for folding key with remote control)

1 – Key with variable code transponder

2 – Transmitter unit – upper […]

Volkswagen Golf Middle A-Pillar Trim - Removal and Installation

Applies to Mark V and Mark VI both left and right sides

Remove Volkswagen Golf dash panel end trims


Remove dash panel end trim Pull upper part of trim out from body mount -A- Pull trim upwards from A-pillar lower trim -B-


Install in the reverse order of removal and ensure the trim […]

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel End Trim - Removal and Installation

Applies to Mark V and Mark VI

Lever dash panel end trim by inserting trim removal tool as shown.

Body Panel Gaps and Shut Lines - Volkswagen Golf Mark V

Body panel gaps and shut lines – Volkswagen Golf Mark V

To adjust or check gaps use tool setting guage 3371, gaps are in millimetres

Body – Front

Body – Centre (2 door model gaps and shut lines – door to side panel is 3.5mm +-0.5mm)

Body – Rear