Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Bonnet - removal, refitting and adjustment
Bodywork and fittings / Bonnet - removal, refitting and adjustment


1 Support the bonnet in its open position and place some cardboard or rags beneath the corners by the hinges.

2 Mark the location of the hinges with a pencil then loosen the four retaining bolts (see illustration).

6.2 Bonnet hinge
6.2 Bonnet hinge

3 Where applicable, disconnect the windscreen washer tubes from the jets on the bonnet (see illustration).

6.3 Disconnecting windscreen washer tubes from bonnet
6.3 Disconnecting windscreen washer tubes from bonnet

4 With the help of an assistant, release the stay, remove the bolts and withdraw the bonnet from the vehicle.

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal. Adjust the hinges to their original positions and check that the bonnet is level with the surrounding bodywork.

6 If necessary, adjust the height of the bonnet front edge by screwing the rubber buffers in or out (see illustration).

6.6 Bonnet rubber buffer
6.6 Bonnet rubber buffer

7 Check that the bonnet lock operates in a satisfactory manner.


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