VW MK5 How To Install A Euro Headlight Switch

Overview This DIY explains how to remove the original headlight switch and replace it with the European version. This will give more lighting options (headlights, fogs, parking lights, etc…) than are normally available in the US. Category: Electrical Difficulty: Easy Original Author: DIYJus Thanks to Cerksies from the ‘tex for the use of his shiny … Read more

VW MK4 How To Change The Diverter Valve In A 1.8T

Overview Thanks to rockon217 from the ‘tex for this DIY that explains how to replace the stock diverter valve on a 1.8T Category: Engine Difficulty: Easy Original Author: rockon217 NOTE: Most of what is shown here is applicable to all 1.8T engines. Tools Here’s a list of recommended tools to complete this job: 1) Flat-head … Read more

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 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