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 […]

Volkswagen Australia Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2011.5 (MY11.5) Changes

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2011.5 Changes Summary

ModelChange – Model/Feature/Option PoloConversion of optional automatic air conditioning display from blue to white Golf GTD & GTIOptical upgrade for clasp in steering wheel Golf GTD & GTIOptional Bi-Xenon headlights are now equipped with LED daytime driving lights Golf WagonSalsa Red 4Y4Y has been discontinued Passat CC […]

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 […]

Recommended tyres for the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI

Recommended Summer tyres for

Volkswagen Golf from model year 2009 Volkswagen Golf GTD from model year 2009 Volkswagen Golf GTI from model year 2009 Volkswagen Golf R from model year 2009

Tyres are one of the most important elements in motor vehicle construction and have a major influence on road safety. Therefore, they must fulfil […]

Volkswagen Golf Mark VI Head Unit – Removal and Installation

Tools required

Trim removal tools 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 […]

Aerial Information for Volkswagen Golf Mark VI

General notes For radio and radio navigation systems without diversity function, the aerial system consists of a window aerial in the rear window with an aerial module. For radio and radio navigation systems with diversity function, the aerial system consists of a window aerial in the rear window with two aerial modules. Golf saloon: for […]

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 […]

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

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Upgrading 2nd generation headunits (RCD 300, RCD 500, MFD2) to 3rd generation headunits (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RNS 510, RCD 510)

Upgrading 2nd generation headunits (as fitted to the Golf Mark V and similar models MY05-MY09) to a 3rd generation headunit has a number of additional requirements depending on the year.

Tools required for the install include

Trim removal tools 10mm socket or spanner Selection of flat and torx screwdrivers Sharp hobby knife VCDS from Ross-Tech […]