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 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

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