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Volkswagen MY05 changes Golf, GTI and R32 (Worldwide)

External temperature displayed in MFD* Audible seat belt warning for driver and passenger front seats* VW logo over halogen bulb in headlight housing* Diesels now only have TDI badge, engine displacement is removed* Chrome added to glove box lock, handbrake button and chrome gear lever collar*

Volkswagen MY06 changes Golf, GTI and R32 (Worldwide)

Chrome plate surrounding gear lever* Upgraded wiper arms* Change to button labelling on climatronic with the addition of ‘Dual’ button* Buttons on RCD 300, RCD 500 and MFD2 replaced with chrome buttons* Changes to door trim* RCD 300, RCD 300 Plus, RCD 500 gain roof mounted aerial in conjunction with aerial in rear window* […]

Volkswagen MY07 changes Golf, GTI and R32 (Worldwide)

Automatic operation of hazard lights under emergency braking* Active front headrests replaced with whiplash reducing variants* Rear headrests height reduced to increase visibility* Icon on door lock button on drivers door changed* Plastics in doors changed from soft touch to hard plastic* Leather armrest is replaced with faux leather (leatherette)* Buttons on RCD 300, […]

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

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 […]