KAP Industries Fire Extinguisher Bracket Install

KAP Industries Fire Extinguisher Bracket Install

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to install a KAP Industries Fire Extinguisher Bracket in a MK7 Golf. This install takes approximately five minutes, and is completely reversible.

Parts and Tools Required

Step 1

Mount your fire extinguisher to the KAP Industries bracket using the supplied bolts.

You can mount the extinguisher anywhere along bracket using the various mounting holes.

Step 2

Using the M10 Triple Square Bit, carefully remove both front seat bolts.

Step 3

Place the bracket over the rail, and align the bolt holes.

Step 4

Re-install the bolts, and gently tighten to manufacturers specifications.

Step 5

Done! It’s that simple!

MK2 Tiguan Front Door Trim Removal

MK2 Tiguan Front Door Trim Removal

Introduction

Upgrading your speakers? Fixing a rattle? This tutorial will show you how to remove the front door card on your MK2 Tiguan.

This guide is applicable for both Driver and Passenger doors.

Tools Required

  • Torx Driver Set
  • Trim Removal Tools

Overview

This image shows you an overview of all the clips we need to release to remove the door card. There are three different styles of clips:

  • Red Circles – Push-Pull Clips. These are simply ‘pulled’ on to release them.
  • Orange Square – Slide Clip. When removing the door card we need to slide it upwards to release.
  • Green Hexagon – Twist Clip. Simply rotated 90 degrees to release the door card.

Plus two bolts which are outlined in the following steps.

Step 1

Using a Torx screwdriver, remove the first bolt as circled.

Next, release the plastic cover on the door handle with a trim removal tool. There is a small cutout as shown by the arrow.

Step 2

Remove the Torx screw located under the handle cover.

Step 3

Looking at the underside of the door card, rotate this clip 90 degrees.

Step 4

Using your hands and trim removal tools, work from the bottom of the door and start to release the push-pull trims circled in Red. You need to pull very firmly to release the clips.

When you reach the last clip outlined in orange, begin to slide the trim upwards to slide it out of the clip.

Step 5

Lastly disengage the trim for the windowsill, which requires a firm lift upwards.

Step 6

With the door card loose, you need to unplug a series of wiring clips, which will vary between passenger and driver doors, as well as vehicle trim specification.

Next release the door lock cable by pushing the tab across and lifting outwards.

Step 7

Here you can see the inside of the door trim and the associated clip locations we just released.

Reinstallation

Step 1

Before reinstallation, ensure all clips are in the current position, with a gap as shown.

Step 2

Reconnect all wiring looms and the door lock cable. The cable slides into a slot as shown then clips down into position.

Step 3

Next, simply hook the door card onto the window sill, it is generally a very firm fit and takes some attempts to seat correctly. Then firmly push down across the door card making sure every clip ‘clicks’ in correctly.

Lastly rotate the hexagonal clip another 90 degrees to secure the bottom of the door.

MK2 Tiguan OBDeleven / VCDS Tweaks

MK2 Volkswagen Tiguan

Introduction

This page lists the most common OBDeleven / VCDS Tweaks for your MK2 Tiguan (2016+). These tweaks are also suitable for a wide variety of other Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi models, depending on equipment level and specification.

Ensure you clear any active faults with OBDeleven before commencing tweaks.

Tools Required

OBDeleven / VCDS Tweaks List

How to Reboot MIB2 Headunit
Works for screens with or without a mechanical power button

Turn on MIB Headunit
Hold down the On / Off button until the screen turns off and back on
Release the power button

Enabled Mirror / Puddle Lights When Mirrors Are Closed
Allows the puddle light to operate, even when the mirrors are closed

Select Modules 42 and 52
Coding – Byte 01
Bit 05 – Deactivated

Enable Traffic Information (TMC) on Headunit
This enables the ‘Traffic’ button to work on the headunit, and will use radio frequency data to display nearby traffic information. Once activated, in may take over an hour for the initial messages to appear.

Select Control Unit 5F (Information Control Unit)
Adaptations
Change Fee Based Traffic Information (TMC) value to ‘1024’
Next, in the normal radio settings, enable ‘Traffic Programme (TP)’ and RDS
If you get an error, turn the headunit OFF and try again.

Disable ‘Ignition On’ Alarm
This disabled the ignition on alarm which is activated when the drivers door is opened.

Module 17
Adaptation
Search ‘Ignition’
Select “Ignition Active Message, Actuator”
Set to ‘No Display’

Heated Seat Memory
Heated seats will resume last setting upon re-entering the vehicle.

Select Control Unit 08 – HVAC
Adaptation
Change “Retention of the seat heater level driver” to active
Change “Retention of the seat heater level passenger” to active

Starting Vibration Reduction
In wheel slip scenarios, where wheel hop is typically induced, this tweak will stop the intervention of the braking system, allowing you to continue spinning the wheels. Assist with launching the vehicle, and stops the car from ‘bogging down’.

Select Control Unit 03 – Brake
Adaptation
Starting Vibration Reduction
Set to Starting Vibration Reduction and Torque Limitation to ‘Deactivated’

Haldex All-Wheel-Drive Adjust Traction
Reports indicate that changing this setting to ‘Increased Traction’ improves the handling and makes the car feel like a permanent AWD system.

Select AWD Control Unit
Adaptation
Acoustic Measure, Wiring Logic
Choose from ‘Standard, Increased Traction, Less Noise’

Enable Auto High Beam (Light Assist)
Enables the Auto High Beam for Highline Models Only.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
1. Fernlicht_assistent – Menuesteuerung Fernlichtassistent – Change to ‘Present’
2. Fernlicht_assistent – Erweiterte_Frenlichtsteuerung – Change to ‘AFS, FLA, Fernlicht ueber AFS’

Enter Coding
Byte 2 – Tick Bit 0 and Bit 1

Select Control Unit Front Sensor Driver Assist System (A5)
Enter Coding
Byte 21 – Tick Bit 5

Reboot Headunit. Option will now appear under ‘Light Settings’ and pushing the high beam stalk forward will reveal the symbol with an ‘A’ within it.

Enable Adaptive Lane Guidance (Holds Vehicle in Centre of Lane)
This tweak will enable ALG, which holds the vehicle in the centre of the lane. Can also be used to adjust sensitivity

Select Module A5
Coding
Security Key: 20103
Change ‘Point of Intervention’ to desired value e.g ‘Early’
This will now appear as a menu option under ‘Driver Assistance’

Disable Sat Nav Safety Warning
This tweak disabled the safety warning which appears each time you turn the car on

Select 5F
Coding
Byte 23
Initial Disclaimer – Off
Legal Disclaimer – Off

Oil Temperature Display in Cluster
Displays the engine oil temperature in the cluster.

Select Control unit 17
Control unit long coding
Byte 10
Bit 01 Activate

Disable Start / Stop (Voltage Method)
Disable engine Start / Stop functionality.

Select Control unit 19
Adaptation
Start Stop Limit voltage
Value=12

XDS Differential Lock Adjustment
XDS is an electronic differential lock, and lets you grip the road when cornering fast. It improves responses to ensure an even safer drive. In moments of fast cornering XDS lightly brakes the inside wheel to prevent wheel spinning. The result is better traction and a reduction of any tendency to under steer. This tweak will vary the aggressiveness of XDS.

Select Control unit 03 (ABS)
Adaptation
Select: Expanded Electronic Differential Lock
Options: Weak – Normal – Hard

Brake Drying System
This function increases safety in heavy rain, by applying the brake pads to the brake discs at prescribed intervals, in order to wipe away the unwanted film of water. Most drivers won’t even feel the system operating.

Select Control unit 03 (ABS)
Adaptation
Select: Disc Drying
Options: Weak-Normal-Hard

Auto Close Windows When Raining
When rain is detected on the rain sensor, the windows will automatically close.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access code 31347
Adaptation
(15) Access Control 2-Regenschliessen_ein_aus
Value: Permanent
(16) Access Control 2-Regenschliessen_art
Value: Permanent
(28) Zugriffskontrolle 2-Menuesteuerung Regenschliessen
Value:Aktif

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Control unit Long Coding
Subsystem: Rain / Light Sensor (RLS)
Byte 0
Bit 1-Bit 2 DeActivate

Fan Speed Display on Auto Mode
Show the A/C fan speed when operating in auto mode.

Select Control unit 08 (Air condition A/C)
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 11
Bit 6 Activate

Cornering Fog Light Activation
Left or right fog light will turn on when indicating. Fog lights must be fitted.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(5) Leuchte12NL LB45-Lichtfunktion B12 auswählen
Select: Abbiegelicht links
(5) Leuchte13NL RB5-Lichtfunktion B13 auswählen
Select: Abbiegelicht rechts

Adjusting Cornering Fog Light Sensitivity (Speed Threshold)
With the above tweak enabled, this will adjust the speed in which cornering fog lights will turn on. Fog lights must be fitted.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Security Code 31347
Adaptation
(3) Static cornering light lower speed threshold
New Value = 0
(4) Static cornering light upper speed threshold
New Value = 50

Hill Hold Assist Duration
Adjust how long the brakes ‘hold’ the vehicle when taking off on a steep hill.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Adaptation
Select Hill-start Assistant
Adjust as you wish. (default: Normal)

Refuel Amount in Cluster
After refuelling, the amount in litres will be displayed in the cluster.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit long coding
Byte 10
Bit 4 Activate

Lock Acknowledge with Horn
The horn will beep when locking the vehicle.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access code 31347
Adaptation
(1) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback
Value=Yes
(2) Lock feedback signals-Acoustic feedback
Value=Yes
(8) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback global
Value=Aktive
(7) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback
Value=Active
(8) feedback signals-Acoustic feedback duration
Value=Short(kurz)

Deactivate Warning Tone for Parking System
Disables the sounder for the parking sensors.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Adaptation
Park Assist Activation Tone
Value = OFF

Parking Warning Speed Change
Sets the speed where the parking sensors will be disabled.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Adaptation
Shutdown parking aid
Value = 20km/h

Hide Optical Parking System Warning Line
Disables the ‘Please check surroundings’ message that appears on the headunit when parking.

Select Control unit 03 (Brakes)
Security access
Access code:71679
Control unit Coding
Byte 1
Bit 5 DeActivate

Change Cluster Graphics
Change the cluster background visuals to different models

Select Dashboard (17)
Adaptation
Tube_Version
Variant_2 = Default
Variant_3 = Golf GTI
Variant_4 = Golf R

Seat Belt Warning Deactivation
Disables the audible seat belt warning.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Adaptation
Select:Disable channel belt warning
Value:Yes
Control unit long coding
Byte 0
Bit 2-4 Deactivate

De-Fogger Timer
Adjust the operating time of the rear window de-fogger

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(3) Window Air condition A/C condition A/C rear window heating value
Enter desired value

Tap to Indicate – Number of Blinks
When tapping the indicator to turn, this tweak will change the number of times the indicator blinks.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
Aussenlicht_Bling
Komfortblinken Blinkzykien
Value: 1-5 Value 3 (Standard – 3x blinking)

Traffic Sign Assist Activation (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Vehicle camera will read traffic signs and display the posted speed in the cluster.

Select Control unit 5F (Information Electrical)
Adaptation
Select Car_Function_List_BAP_Gen2 traffic_sign_recognition_0x21
Değer=Active
Select Car_Function_Adaptations_Gen2-menu menu_display_road_sign_identification
Değer=Active

Go to Long Coding
Byte 24, Activate Bit 6

Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Security access
Access Code 20103
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 16, Activate Bit 4

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 5
Activate Bit 2

Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Adaptation
Road Sign Detection Fusion Mode
Change to ‘Road Sign Detection’

Reboot Infotainment

Lane Assist Activation (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Vehicle camera will attempt to keep the vehicle within the current lane.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit Long Coding
Bye 4
Bit 6 Activate
Bye 11
Bit 1 Activate

Select Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Control unit Long Coding
Bye 0
Bit 0 Activate

Select Control unit A5 (front / advance camera)
Security access
Access Code 20103
Adaptation
Channel – Seçim HCA_On_State
Put emphasis on menu
Channel – Seçim HCA_Warning_intensity
Put emphasis on menu
Channel – Seçim BAP_Personalisierung
Put emphasis on not activated
Select the time of engagement
Set adjustment via menu – emphasis on late
Select Personalization spurt holding an assistant to a terminal 15 – channel
Set value to last setting

Select Control unit 44 (power steering)
Control unit Long Coding
Bye 0
Bit 0 Aktif
Select Control unit 5F (Informationselektronik)
Adaptation
(49) function -Vehicle list BAP LDW_HCA_0x19
Activate
(21) vehicle menu operation-menu_display_Lane_Departure_Warning
Activate
(23) vehicle menu Bedienung_menu_display_Lane_Departure_Warning_over_threshold_high – channel
Activate

Lane Assist Adjustments (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Adjust the point in which the steering wheel will vibrate to indicate the vehicle is drifting out of the lane.

Steering Wheel Vibration
Select Control unit A5 (camera)
Security access
Enter unlock code 20103
Adaptation
Select channel intensity steering wheel vibration
Value adjust accordingly Default: medium options: early, middle, late

Drivers Reaction Adjustment (Car must be fitted with Camera)
Adjusts the sensitivity in which the car will alert the driver due to lack of steering input.

Select Control unit A5 (camera)
Security access
Enter unlock code 20103
Adaptation
Select channel deactivation threshold driver activity
Value adjust accordingly Default: medium options: early, middle, late

Lap Timer Activation
Enable the Lap Timer in the cluster.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit Long Coding
Byte 1
Bit 3 Activate

Changing the Headunit Boot Screen
Change the boot screen picture to different models

Select Control unit 5F (infotainment)
Coding
Byte_18_Screenings
0 = None
1 = Hybrid
2 = Golf GTD
3 = Golf GTI
4 = Golf Bluemotion
5 = E-Golf
6 = R Line
7 = Golf R

Gauge Needle Sweep
When starting the vehicle, the cluster needles will ‘sweep’ their entire range.

Select Control unit 17 (Dashboard)
Control unit long coding
Byte 1
Bit 0 Activate (Ignore Bit 1, it will not work)

Adjusting Microphone Sensitivity
Adjusts the microphone gain for handsfree usage.

Select Control unit 5F (infotainment)
Adaptation
Select Mikrofonempfindlichtkeit (Microphone Sensitivity)
Adjust value as you wish.

Sunroof Opening With Remote Control
Sunroof opens when holding down the unlock button on the key fob. Also closes when holding lock button.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(9) – Zugangskontrolle 2 – SAD Richtung Komfortöffnen auswählen
Change to Active

DRL Control on Car Menu
Enables a setting on your headunit which allows you to completely disable the Daytime Running Lights.

Select Control unit 09 (Central Electrics)
Security access
Access Code 31347
Adaptation
(2) Daytime running light activation by BAP or Operating sequence possible
Value = Aktif

Enable Trailer Assist
Enables ‘Trailer Assist’ option under the headunit settings.

Select Park Assist Module (76)
Coding
Byte 0, Tick Bit 3

Select Instruments Module
Coding
Byte 12, Tick Bit 5

Select Reversing Camera Module
Coding
Byte 10, Tick Bit 3

MK7 Golf Sill Panel Trim Removal

MK7 Gold Sill Panel Trim Removal

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to remove the front and rear sill trims on a MK7 Golf. These typically need to be removed when running wiring for additional accessories, or a sound system. The process is pretty simple, but care needs to be taken to not break or damage trims.

Parts and Tools Required

  • Trim Removal Tools

Step 1

To begin, you will need to remove the rear seat base. Follow our tutorial here.

Once the seat has been removed, release the clip as circled by pushing upwards with your trim removal tool.

Step 2

Using your hands and trim removal tool, seperate the sill panel trim from the side trim. Pull upwards in the direction shown.

Step 3

We now need to unclip the sill trim from the B-Pillar trim. Push the trim removal tool into the gap below the join, and the clip will release.

Step 4

Continue working along the B-Pillar trim, and release the two clips in the middle as indicated. Push the trim towards the seat, as shown by the arrows.

Step 5

Move to the front of the vehicle, and perform the same process. Slide the trim tool into the gap and push towards the seat.

The entire B-Pillar trim will now be disconnected.

Step 6

Using your fingers and a trim removal tool, lift the front edge of the sill panel trim and pull upwards.

Step 7

Work you way along the trim, gently pulling upwards to release the metal clips that attach to the sill rail. Some force is required.

Perform the same action on the rear section of the trim. The entire trim should now be loose from the vehicle, and as you’ll notice it is very long.

Step 8

Before completely removing the trim, you will need to disconnect the LED trim lighting (if fitted) which is connected by a long ribbon cable. There is a connector at the B-Pillar base which needs to be gently disconnected.

At the base of the seatbelt you will find a small slit in the trim, once unclipped you can slide the seatbelt out from the trim.

The trim is now completely free, and can be removed through the rear door.

Step 9

To remove the kick panel, simply pull towards the seat, using the assistance of a trim removal tool to separate the top clip near the glovebox, and a lower clip in the middle.

End Result – Rear

This is the rear footwell, with the sill trim removed.

End Result – Front

This is the front footwell with the sill trim removed.

MK6 Golf GTI Intake Removal / MAF Replacement

MK6 Golf Air Intake Removal

Introduction

This is a Combo Tutorial from AutoInstruct! Here we’ll be showing you a few different tutorials, all related to the MK6 Golf GTI Intake System!

  • Removing your Entire Air Intake System
  • Changing your OEM Air Filter
  • Replacing / Cleaning your MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor

 

Tools & Parts Required (Varies)

  • Spring Clamp Tool + Remote Cable-Driven Clamp Tool
  • Torx Set
  • Security Torx Set

Step 1

Air Filter Removal / Air Intake Box Removal

To change the OEM air filter, simply remove the screws as indicated and lift the lid up. You can then replace the filter and screw back into position.

If you’re removing the entire air intake, remove the screws and proceed to Step 2.

Step 2

Replacing or Cleaning MAF Sensor / Removing MAF Sensor

To remove the MAF Sensor, simply unplug the sensor and loosen the two security-torx screws (Be careful not to drop them!) – The sensor will then lift out of position. Take note of the orientation, and clean / replace as required.

If removing the MAF Assembly as part of an air intake setup, simply remove and place aside. Loosen the spring clamp as indicated by the arrow, and disconnect the ducting. Continue to Step 3.

Step 3

Remove the rear intake duct by loosening the spring clamp on both ends. The turbo side has very limited access, and a remote cable-driven clamping tool may be required. You may also remove the rubber joiner onto the turbo, if required.

Step 3

Lastly remove the two screws that bolt the intake ducting onto the front grille.

You can now pull the entire system out from the vehicle. The main body will be held in place with rubber grommets, and a firm pull will release these.

MK7 Golf Glovebox Headunit Removal

MK7 Golf MIB2 Headunit Removal

Introduction

If you’re upgrading your MIB1 or MIB2 Headunit, or wiring for a sound system / subwoofer, you’ll probably need to remove the MIB Headunit ‘Brain’ which is located in the glovebox.

Parts and Tools Required

  • Headunit Removal Tools (Generic)

Step 1

This process is very simple with the correct headunit removal tools. The tools are somewhat generic and can be found online to suit Volkswagen vehicles.

Simply insert both tools into the slot on either side of the unit, and they will lock into position and release the retaining clips.

Using the tools, you can then pull the headunit out of position with a firm pull.

Step 2

Gently slide the headunit out, being mindful of the wiring looms. The small antenna connections unplug with ease, however the large plug as pictured has a special hinge mechanism.

In the direction of the arrows, pull up the hinge, which will release the plug. Then gently slide the plug out.

MK7 Golf Rear Seat Base Removal

MK7 Golf Rear Seat Removal

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to remove the rear seat base of your MK7 Golf (4-Door). Useful for cleaning, or running wires through to the boot of your vehicle.

Parts and Tools Required

  • None

Step 1

First, we need to remove the ISOFIX mounting trim. This needs to be rotated in an arc motion to un-clip and slide out.

By pushing firmly on the area marked by the star, the trim should unclip. You can then continue to push downwards, pivoting the trim out.

Step 2

Remove all four ISOFIX mounting point trims.

Step 3

Using your hands, firmly pull the seat base upwards from the front. Do this to both sides to release the clips.

Step 4

Once released, you can easily see the clip mechanism. You can now remove the seat base from the vehicle. You may need to push the base backwards slightly, to unhook the base at the rear.

MK6 Golf 034Motorsport Dogbone Install

MK6 Golf 034Motorsport Dogbone Install

Introduction

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to install a 034Motorsport Dogbone Insert in your MK6 Golf GTI / R. This is a very simple installation, and greatly improves the feel and drivability of your vehicle!

Tools & Parts Required

Step 1

Securely raise the vehicle and locate the dogbone mount, which is rearwards of the transmission. Using a 21mm socket, remove the bolt as indicated.

Step 2

Insert the dogbone into the mount, with the 034Motorsport logo facing towards the front of the vehicle.

Step 3

Reinstall the factory dogbone bolt, and torque to 100nm.

If you find the bolt does not line up, simply push the transmission towards the rear of the car and attempt to install the bolt again. Only 1-2mm of movement is required.

Honda Civic (FN) Suspension Install

Honda Civic FN Suspension

Introduction

This guide will take you through the steps on how to remove and install the suspension on an your Honda Civic (FN). This guide is provided as advice only based on our experiences, a hoist is only the proper way to correctly and safely raise a vehicle.

Work at your own risk. AutoInstruct will not be held responsible for damage to your vehicle or personal injury / death as a result of the information we provide. Do NOT place your body underneath a vehicle unless it is supported by appropriately rated jack stands. The safest work is to not perform the work at all. If in doubt consult a qualified mechanic.

Tools Required

  • Trolley Jack
  • 2x Jack Stands
  • 2x Wheel Chock
  • Socket Set
  • Hex Key Set
  • Breaker Bar
  • Ratcheting Spanner Set

These tools must be in good working condition, rated for the weight of your vehicle and certified to Australian standards. Quality Trolley Jacks and Jack Stands are crucial for your safety.

 

Honda Civic (FN) Jacking Points

Honda Civic FN Jacking Points

Introduction

This guide will show you how to lift your FN Civic using a trolley jack and jack stands. This guide is provided as advice only based on our experiences, a hoist is only the proper way to correctly and safely raise a vehicle.

Work at your own risk. AutoInstruct will not be held responsible for damage to your vehicle or personal injury / death as a result of the information we provide. Do NOT place your body underneath a vehicle unless it is supported by appropriately rated jack stands. The safest work is to not perform the work at all. If in doubt consult a qualified mechanic.

Tools Required

  • Trolley Jack
  • 2x Jack Stands
  • 2x Wheel Chock

These tools must be in good working condition, rated for the weight of your vehicle and certified to Australian standards. Quality Trolley Jacks and Jack Stands are crucial for your safety.

Lifting Technique

Before you begin, find a suitable surface. Your lifting surface should be flat and solid. Concrete is ideal.

Place wheel chocks behind the opposite set of wheels to ensure the car does not roll, it is also good practice to make sure the handbrake is engaged and the car is in gear if it is a manual. Next, locate the jacking point as outlined below and slowly raise to the desired height. We recommend using rubber pads to ensure you don’t damage the vehicle.

Once the desired height is reached, place both jack stands in the appropriate locations and lower the vehicle onto the stands.

Jack Stands

Jack stands are mandatory when lifting the vehicle as they are your protection from being injured or killed in the event of a trolley jack failing.

The stands can be placed under the factory scissor jack lifting points located under the side skirt of the vehicle. These are the same points used when changing your spare wheel.

Wheel Chocks

Wheel chocks are necessary when you’re jacking the front or rear of the car and should be used in conjunction with the handbrake and the car in Park/Gear. Wheel chocks ensure that the vehicle will not roll wile you’re working on it.

Lifting The Front

To raise the front of the vehicle locate the crossmember in the centre of the car. This location is approximately below the dashboard and is quite deep, it may be necessary to drive the front wheels onto ramps in order to give you enough clearance to get the jack in place properly.

Lifting the Sides

Behind the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels are the factory scissor lift jack points. The side points are used for jacking the car up for wheel changes, it is often easier and quicker to jack from the sides as they can be accessed easily and the car will not roll. The side points are used for jack stands and as a result, should be avoided if you are working underneath the car.

Lifting the Rear

Lifting the rear of the vehicle is very simple, simply use the rear tow hook. When using the rear tow hook to jack the car up, it is a good idea to place jack stands on either side of the car and lowering the car onto the stands. The rear tow hook is stable however, wheel chocks and jack stands are a necessity.

MK6 Golf Changing Tail Light Globes

MK6 Golf Changing Tail Light Globe

Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace your brake and indicator globes on a MK6 Golf.

Tools & Parts Required

  • Trim Removal Tool
  • Replacement Globe

Globe Types:

Rear Indicators
T20A / W21W / 7440A 21W
Rear Position Light
T15 / W16W / 921 9W
Brake Light (Non – R)
T15 / W16W / 921 9W

Step 1

To access the globes, we need to remove the entire tail light assembly. First, peel back the carpet inside the boot using a trim removal tool.

Step 2

Unplug the wiring loom as indicated by the pink arrow.

Next, support the tail light and begin to unscrew the white pin, by turning anti-clockwise. Remove the white pin entirely.

Step 3

You can now remove the entire tail light assembly.

Step 4

Looking at the back of the tail light, you will find five tabs that secure the globe assembly in place. Gently release each tab and seperate the two pieces.

Step 5

Here you can see the Brake Globe and Indicator Globe. Simply pull upwards to remove these globes.

MK6 Golf Door Mirror Removal

MK6 Golf Door Trim

Introduction

Do you need to replace your door mirror? AutoInstruct will show you how!

This guide is applicable for both Driver and Passenger doors.

Tools Required

  • Torx Driver Set
  • Trim Removal Tools

Step 1

First you will need to remove the plastic trim on the door handle. Working from first arrow, pry the trim upwards.

When you reach the end, slide inwards as shown by the fourth arrow.

Step 2

Unbolt the following two bolts using a Torx driver.

Step 3

Looking at the underside of the door, remove the bolt as pictured.

Step 4

Using your hands and trim removal tools, work from the bottom of the door and start to release the clips. You need to pull very firmly to release the clips.

When the left, bottom and right sides are release, simply slide the trim upwards to release it from the window sill.

Step 5

With the door card loose, you need to unplug a series of wiring clips, which will vary between passenger and driver doors, as well as vehicle trim specification.

Next release the door lock cable by pushing the tab across and lifting outwards.

Step 6

Unplug the speaker and mirror electrics by following the cables down the door. Next, slide the speaker trim up to release the clips, then pull outwards.

This will reveal the single ‘Triple Square’ bolt securing the mirror.

Step 6

Whilst supporting the mirror, remove the bolt and pull the mirror off the vehicle.

Reinstallation

Step 1

Reinstall the mirror and speaker trim, reconnecting the associated electrical cables.

Step 2

Before door card reinstallation, ensure all clips are in the current position, with a gap as shown.

Step 3

Reconnect all wiring looms and the door lock cable. The cable slides into a slot as shown then clips down into position.

Step 4

Next, simply hook the door card onto the window sill, it is generally a very firm fit and takes some attempts to seat correctly. Then firmly push down across the door card making sure every clip ‘clicks’ in correctly.

Lastly reinstall all three bolts and door handle trim.