Category Archives: Interior Trim

Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Head Unit – Removal and Installation

Tools required

  1. Trim removal tools
  2. Torx T-20 driver
  • Remove all CDs from head unit
  • Switch off ignition and all electrical consumers and remove ignition key

Removing

  • Using trim removal tool and carefully lever out centre console cover in area of -arrows- and remove cover.

  • Remove bolts -arrows- from radio or radio navigation system.
  • Pull radio or radio navigation system out of installation box far enough so as to allow access to the connectors on the back of the radio or radio navigation system.
  • Press together connector locking mechanism in direction of -arrows-.
  • Then swing locking bar up in direction of -arrow- and pull out connectors.

  • Release connectors -arrows- on aerial connections and pull these out.

Installing

  • Installation is a reverse of the removal process.
  • Never press the display or buttons whilst fitting the head unit as this may damage the unit.
  • A new head unit requires the anti-theft code to be entered.
  • Coding of the car is required to accept the new head unit.

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

Removing

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

Installing

  • Install in the reverse order of removal and ensure the trim is positioned in the door seal beading.

Fitting GTI stainless steel seat inserts to the Volkswagen Golf GTI

volkswagen_golf_gti_seat_inserts_stainless_steel_010Volksagen Golf GTI stainless steel seat inserts are available on ebay for around USD$25 for a set of two (search for “gti insert” or similar).

Fitting is easy, twist them slightly to make them sit flush in the handle, clean out the insert position in the handle with a suitable cleaner and apply some clear silicone (sparingly) to the rear of the badge.

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Volkswagen Golf upper A-pillar trim – Removal and Installation

Applies to Mark V and Mark VI

Removing

  • Remove dash panel end trim
  • Remove middle A-pillar trim
  • Remove airbag emblem-1- (carefully as you may be able to reuse it)
  • Remove bolt -2- using a Torx T-25 (be careful not to drop this)
  • Pull lower section of trim -A- out of securing clips -3-
  • Release trim from door seal beading
  • Pull trim out of forward mountings -B-
  • Pull rear section of trim out of dash panel -C-

Installing

  • Install in reverse order of removal
  • Check fasteners for damage and renew if damaged
  • Check airbag emblem and renew if damaged (generally a one use item)

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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