VW MK4 How To Relocate The Front License Plate

Overview Thanks to euro-steez from the ‘tex for this DIY that explains how to relocate your front license plate from the front bumper center rub-strip to the lower driver’s-side grill. (see the picture in Step 7 as an example) Category: Exterior Difficulty: Easy Original Author: euro-steez I don’t like screwing into the bodywork to put … Read more

VW Vehicle Identification

Here’s a handy guide to help identify types of VWs. The year and model can be used to determine the MK, or generation, of a car. MK2 Model years 1985-1992. Golfs and Jettas were available in two and four door versions. The GTI was only available as a two door hatchback. Although there were small … Read more

VW MK2 Golf / Jetta / GTI Simple Lightweight Battery Replacement

Overview This DIY will explain the benefits and procedure for replacing the battery with a lighter model on a MKII Golf, Jetta or GTI. Category: Electrical Difficulty: Easy Benefits: Improves Economy                    Improves Performance Author: DIYJus Lighter batteries are all the rage these days. The concept is a really good one; if you can get … Read more

VW MK3 Jetta How To Remove The Headliner

Overview This DIY will explain how to remove the headliner from a VW MK3 Jetta with a factory sunroof. Category: Interior Difficulty: ¬†Moderate Author: DIYJus It’s a pretty long process, but overall, it isn’t too hard. Try to keep your hands and fingers clean, because it’s really easy to get fingerprints on the headliner material, … Read more

VW MK2 Golf / Jetta / GTI How To Obtain The Radio Unlock Code

Overview This DIY explains what you’ll need to do to obtain your factory radio code if it has been lost. Category: Interior Difficulty: Easy Author: DIYJus Since you’ll need to get some serial numbers and codes off of the radio’s housing, this DIY assumes you’ve got the radio removed. If yours hasn’t been removed yet, … Read more

Review: Weathertech Cargo Liner

Overview Today I’m reviewing a Weathertech cargo liner, purchased for my MK3 Jetta. Reviewed By: DIYChris Vehicle: 1998 MK3 Jetta GLX Price Paid: $111.95 (shipped) from weathertech.com Overall Rating: 9/10 Value Rating: 7/10 I really don’t use the trunk of my car that much. Sure, I’ll throw a few bags of groceries back there once … Read more

VW MK3 Jetta How To Install A Cargo (Trunk) Liner

Overview This DIY will explain the procedure for installing a Weathertech cargo (trunk) liner in a MK3 Jetta. Category: Interior Difficulty: Very Easy Author: DIYChris Note: Although the trunk design is different between the Jetta and Golf/GTI, as well as between generations (MK3, MK4, etc.), the installation procedure is the same for all of them. … Read more

VW MK2 Golf / Jetta / GTI How To Remove The Radio

Overview This is a general overview of how to remove the factory radio in a MK2. Category: Interior Difficulty: Easy Author: DIYJus Date Submitted: 2007.01.23 There were a few different types of radios used over the years, so the pictures may not match exactly.   Note: Some factory radios will require a security code if … Read more

VW MK2 Golf / Jetta / GTI Coding The Heidelberg VI Radio

Overview This DIY will explain how to enter your radio code on the factory Heidelberg VI radio. Category: Electrical Difficulty: Very Easy Author: DIYJus Check the pictures below to be sure you have the correct model covered by this DIY. When done, your radio should unlock and function again! Tools None, but you will need … Read more

VW MK2 Golf / Jetta / GTI How To Remove The Battery

Overview This DIY will explain the procedure for removing the battery on a MKII Golf, Jetta or GTI. Category: ¬†Electrical Difficulty: ¬†Easy Author: DIYJus Note: You will lose power to the entire car! This means that you’ll lose your radio settings, the clock will go off, the MFA will lose the mileage, MPG, etc. If … Read more