Category Archives: Interior Trim

Volkswagen Golf Centre Dash Panel Trim – Removal and Installation

vw_golf_centre_dash_panel_trim_removal_and_insallation_N68-10052Removal

Remove dash panel centre vent.
Remove the two bolts -1- (1.5 Nm).
Using removal wedge -3409- lever trim, in area of fasteners, out of mountings in dash panel.
  • Remove dash panel centre vent.
  • Remove the two bolts -1- (1.5 Nm).
  • Using removal wedge -3409- lever trim, in area of fasteners, out of mountings in dash panel.
Installation
  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.

Volkswagen Golf Dash Panel Centre Vents – Removal and Installation

Removal

Switch off ignition.
–   Using wedge -3409-, lever sun light sensor -1- out of mounting in indirect ventilation system -2-.
–   Disconnect wiring harness from photo sensor.
–   Remove bolt -3- (1.5 Nm).
  • Switch off ignition.
  • Using wedge -3409-, lever sun light sensor -1- out of mounting in indirect ventilation system -2-.
  • Disconnect wiring harness from photo sensor.
  • Remove bolt -3- (1.5 Nm).

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  • For greater clarity, the components in the following illustrations are shown removed.
  • Insert two wedges -3409-, as shown, into joint between indirect ventilation system -1- and vent -2-.
  • Using wedge -3409- press metal clips -3- and -4- to rear and pull indirect ventilation upwards and out of mountings in vent -arrow-.

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  • Remove the two bolts -1- (1.5 Nm).
  • Release vent -2- in forward area from mountings.
  • Insert two wedges -3409- into lower joint of vent -arrows- and press vent upwards out of mounting in dash panel.
  • Operate the respective locking devices and separate the wiring harnesses for hazard warning lights switch and front passenger airbag warning lamp.

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Installation
  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.

Volkswagen Golf C-Pillar Trims – Removal and Installation

vw_golf_c_pillar_trim_removal_and_installation_N70-10044Removal

Remove luggage compartment cover side support ? Chapter.
–   Remove roof frame trim ? Chapter.
–   Remove airbag emblem -1- and remove bolt -2- (4 Nm).
NoteWhen reinstalled, airbag emblem -1- must be renewed.
–   Remove nut -3- (1.5 Nm).
–   Release trim from stud of nut -3–arrow A-.
–   Release trim from mountings -arrow B- and from door seal beading.
–   Pull trim upwards out of mountings in body -arrow C-.
  • Remove luggage compartment cover side support.
  • Remove roof frame trim.
  • Remove airbag emblem -1- and remove bolt -2- (4 Nm).
  • Remove nut -3- (1.5 Nm).
  • Release trim from stud of nut -3–arrow A-.
  • Release trim from mountings -arrow B- and from door seal beading.
  • Pull trim upwards out of mountings in body -arrow C-.
Installation
  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.
  • Before installing, check the five fasteners for damage and renew if necessary.
  • When reinstalled, airbag emblem -1- must be renewed.

Volkswagen Golf Rear Lid Trims – Removal and Installation

vw_golf_rear_lid_triim_removal_and_installation_1_N70-10058Rear Lid Trim

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.

Volkswagen Golf Sill Panel Trims – Removal and Installation

vw_golf_sill_panel_removal_and_installation_N68-10057Removal

Pull 4-door wheel housing trim out of mountings in transition area to sill panel moulding.
–   Pull sill panel moulding out of front area of sill and beading of door seal.
–   Detach guide -1- from lower B-pillar trim.
–   Pull sill panel moulding out of rear area of sill and beading of door seal.
–   Detach guide -2- from lower B-pillar trim.
–   Open tab -3- and guide seat belt out through.
  • Pull 4-door wheel housing trim out of mountings in transition area to sill panel moulding.
  • Pull sill panel moulding out of front area of sill and beading of door seal.
  • Detach guide -1- from lower B-pillar trim.
  • Pull sill panel moulding out of rear area of sill and beading of door seal.
  • Detach guide -2- from lower B-pillar trim.
  • Open tab -3- and guide seat belt out through.

Installation

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

Passengers Front Door Trim – Removal and Installation

Removal
–   Switch off ignition.
–   Using a removal wedge -3409-, lever upper part of handle recess -1- out of door handle in door trim.
–   Remove bolts -2- and -3- (1.5 Nm).
–   Remove bolt -4- and the three bolts -5- (2 Nm).
–   Using removal pliers -3392-, release bottom section of door trim from mountings.
–   Using removal pliers -3392-, release sides of door trim from mountings.
–   Pull door trim upwards vertically out of window slot.
–   If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect wiring harness from loudspeaker.
–   Disconnect wiring harness of door trim from door control unit.
–   Detach Bowden cable -6- from interior door handle mechanism -7-.
–   Remove bolt -8- (2 Nm) and lever triangular mirror cover -9- out of fasteners using wedge -3409-.
–   If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect loudspeaker wiring harness from cover.

passengers_front_door_trim_N70-10052Removal

  • Switch off ignition.
  • Using a removal wedge -3409-, lever upper part of handle recess -1- out of door handle in door trim.
  • Remove bolts -2- and -3- (1.5 Nm).
  • Remove bolt -4- and the three bolts -5- (2 Nm).
  • Using removal pliers -3392-, release bottom section of door trim from mountings.
  • Using removal pliers -3392-, release sides of door trim from mountings.
  • Pull door trim upwards vertically out of window slot.
  • If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect wiring harness from loudspeaker.
  • Disconnect wiring harness of door trim from door control unit.
  • Detach Bowden cable -6- from interior door handle mechanism -7-.
  • Remove bolt -8- (2 Nm) and lever triangular mirror cover -9- out of fasteners using wedge -3409-.
  • If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect loudspeaker wiring harness from cover.
Installation
  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.

Drivers Front Door Trim – Removal and Installation

Removal
–   Switch off ignition.
–   Using a removal wedge -3409-, lever upper part of door handle recess -1- upwards out of mountings in door.
–   Depending on vehicle equipment, disconnect wiring harnesses from upper part of door handle recess.
–   Remove the two bolts -2- in area of door handle recess (1.5 Nm).
–   Remove bolt -3- and the three bolts -4- (2 Nm).
–   Using removal pliers -3392-, release bottom section of door trim from mountings.
–   Using removal pliers -3392-, release sides of door trim from mountings.
–   Pull door trim upwards vertically out of window slot.
–   If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect wiring harness from loudspeaker.
–   Disconnect wiring harness of door trim from door control unit.
–   Detach Bowden cable -5- from interior door handle mechanism -6-.
–   Remove bolt -7- (2 Nm) and lever triangular mirror cover -8- out of fasteners using wedge -3409-.
–   If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect loudspeaker wiring harness from cover.
drivers_front_door_trim_N70-10051Removal
  • Switch off ignition.
  • Using a removal wedge -3409-, lever upper part of door handle recess -1- upwards out of mountings in door.
  • Depending on vehicle equipment, disconnect wiring harnesses from upper part of door handle recess
  • Remove the two bolts -2- in area of door handle recess (1.5 Nm).
  • Remove bolt -3- and the three bolts -4- (2 Nm).
  • Using removal pliers -3392-, release bottom section of door trim from mountings.
  • Using removal pliers -3392-, release sides of door trim from mountings
  • Pull door trim upwards vertically out of window slot.
  • If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect wiring harness from loudspeaker.
  • Disconnect wiring harness of door trim from door control unit.
  • Detach Bowden cable -5- from interior door handle mechanism -6-.
  • Remove bolt -7- (2 Nm) and lever triangular mirror cover -8- out of fasteners using wedge -3409-.
  • If vehicle is equipped with a radio system, disconnect loudspeaker wiring harness from cover.
Installation
  • Installation is carried out in reverse order of removal.

Volkswagen Golf 1kg and 2.5kg Fire Extinguisher Installation

Option 1 – Installing in hatch area

Installing a 2.5kg fire extinguisher into the Golf is pretty straight forward, especially with Australian specification cars which don’t have a first aid kit or warning triangle installed. Cars with these fitted will need to relocate them.

First pick out a suitable extinguisher, make sure that it has a brass head as a plastic one can break easily and the resulting mess in your car will be very difficult to clean up. Also choose a metal bracket as the plastic ones are not suitable for car use.

The extinguisher I used is a Flamestop 2.5kg purchased online from a medical supplies company for around AUD$70 delivered.

Remove the existing first aid kit/warning bracket.

There is a bit of a dip in the side where the screw mount is to take note of. There is nothing behind the screw mount is so you can use a reasonable length screw.

On the extinguisher I used the metal band is riveted to where I want to put the screw through so drill it out carefully (rivet is aluminum so this is easy).

Bracket with rivet removed.

Because of the dip in the panel where the screw goes in you need to pack this out a little, keep it a fraction below the surrounding height to keep pressure on the bracket to stop movement. I used a 32mm x 10g stainless screw.

Bracket Installed

Fire Extinguisher installed. I’ve added some silicon around the handle to stop any rattles as there was a little bit of movement in that area.

 

Option 2 – Installing under front seat

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7 – 3 x Pop Rivet (6 X 10 X 11.4 mm) – N 908 123 02 (N90812302) – USD $1.10 ea
8 – Holder for Fire Extinguisher – 1K0 882 607 A (1K0882607A) – USD $75.00
9 – 2 x Socket Head Bolt with Inner Multipoint Head (M6 x 20.5) – N 908 973 08 (N90897308) – USD$3.60 ea
10 – Fire Extinguisher 1.0kg – 3D0 860 277 (3D0860277) – USD $380 (special order euro part)