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


Rear seat noise (rattling, clicking and squeaking) in Volkswagen Golf

A common source of noise (rattling, clicking and squeaking) is the rear seat latches, when the seats move the lock mechanism moves around on the latch and makes a noise. You could try tapping them with a hammer from above to bend the latch slightly downwards but this doesn’t seem to fix the problem in […]

Fitting GTI stainless steel seat inserts to the Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volksagen 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 […]

Fitting the OSIR O-Rest Volkswagen Golf GTI RHD dead pedal/footrest

The RHD Volkswagen Golf GTI has a plain plastic dead pedal/footrest unlike the LHD models that get a stainless steel one to match the pedals. OSIR have a footrest that fits the Mark V and Mark VI GTI’s available for under USD$80 and is easily fitted with double sided tape to bulk out the rear […]

Adding switches to the blank switch covers in the centre console of the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta

Installing switches in the center console to utilise the blank spaces either requires purchasing the optional switch for that location from Volkswagen however these are a momentary switch, have different markings on them (W for example) and connectors for the switch are not readily available or fitting an aftermarket switch which looks out of place. […]

Covering the exposed wires on the accelerator pedal – Volkswagen Golf – Jetta – Passat – GTI

Exposed wires on the accelerator pedal are an easy fix, all that’s required is some Fabric Adhesive Tape for wiring looms and harnesses.

You can disconnect the connector or fit the tape whilst still connected.

Volkswagen Golf Accelerator Pedal Before

Volkswagen Golf Accelerator Pedal After


CAN bus gateway removing, installing and upgrading - Volkswagen Golf

The role of the Gateway (also known as the Data bus diagnostic interface J533) is the exchange of data between the CAN data bus systems (‘powertrain CAN data bus’, ‘convenience CAN data bus’ and ‘infotainment CAN data bus’) and the conversion of diagnostic data from CAN data bus systems to K-cable and vice versa so […]

Volkswagen Golf footwell cover drivers side - Removal and Installation

Removing Remove the two bolts (1) – 1.5 Nm Detach cover from mountings and disconnect wiring harness from footwell light Operate the two locking devices (arrows) and pull the diagnostic connector out of the cover. Installation Install in reverse order of the removal process.