VW MK4 How To Replace The Trunk Microswitch In A Jetta

Overview Thanks to VgRt6 from the ‘tex for this DIY that explains how to replace the trunk microswitch on a MK4 Jetta. Category: Electrical Difficulty: Easy Original Author: VgRt6 These microswitches commonly fail, causing the trunk light to operate intermittently, or not at all. It would be wise to check that the bulb is good … Read more

VW MK3 How To Swap Front-Ends Of A Jetta And A Golf/GTI

Overview Category: Exterior Difficulty: Moderate Authors: soncjet & sprintcarnut19 Thanks to soncjet and sprintcarnut19 from CePA for this DIY on how to swap the front ends of a MK3 Jetta and a Golf/GTI. At first glance this seems like a huge, somewhat scary, project, but the authors assure me that it’s really not that bad, … Read more

VW MK4 How To Remove The Serpentine Belt Tensioner And Lube The Pulley Bearing In A VR6

Overview Thanks to VgRt6 from the ‘tex for this DIY that explains the procedure for removing the serpentine belt tensioner from a VR6 engine and lubricating the tensioner pulley bearing. Category: Engine Difficulty: Easy Original Author: VgRt6 It’s common for the bearing in the pulley to dry out, causing the bearing to become very noisy … Read more

VW MK4 How To Change The Spark Plugs In A 1.8T

Overview Thanks to jm05pv from the ‘tex for this DIY that explains how to change the spark plugs on a 1.8T. Category: Engine Difficulty: Easy Benefits: Improves Economy Original Author: jm05pv VW recommends that the spark plugs be replaced every 40,000 miles on this engine. It’s a pretty simple procedure that should take approximately 30 … Read more

VW MK4 How To Change The Spark Plugs In A 24v VR6

Overview Thanks to abydielsgli from the ‘tex for this DIY that explains how to change the spark plugs on a 24v VR6. Category: Engine Difficulty: Easy Benefits: Improves Economy Original Author: abydielsgli VW recommends that the spark plugs be replaced every 40,000 miles on the 24v engine. It’s a pretty simple procedure that should take … Read more

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: ┬áModerate 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