Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Body protective and decorative trim fittings - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Body protective and decorative trim fittings - removal and refitting


Tailgate spoiler and foils - GTi 1 The spoiler is secured by a nut, grommet and spacer sleeve. Access to the retaining nuts is gained by removing the inner trim panel and prising free the nut cap (see illustration).

27.1 Tailgate spoiler (A) and foils (B) Ц GTi
27.1 Tailgate spoiler (A) and foils (B) Ц GTi

1 Protective cap
2 Nut
3 Rubber grommet
4 Spacer sleeve
5 Butyl cord (5.0 mm dia.)

2 When refitting the spoiler, ensure that the body surface is clean.

3 The foils are stuck in position with adhesive and are best removed and refitted by a VW dealer. If refitting them yourself, the working temperature must be between 15 and 25∞C and it is essential that the body surface to which the foil is to be fitted is thoroughly cleaned and prepared.

Rear spoiler - Jetta GT
4 Open the boot lid and unscrew the nuts which secure the spoiler retaining clips.

5 Lift the spoiler from the boot lid.

Wheel arch extensions
6 These are secured to the wing panels by pop-rivets. Drill out the rivet heads and remove the arch extensions (see illustration).

27.6 Wheel arch extensions showing retaining rivet positions at trailing
27.6 Wheel arch extensions showing retaining rivet positions at trailing lower edge

7 Refit in the reverse order, ensuring that the adjacent body sections are cleaned off and prepared. Start riveting at the centre and work alternately down from it (side to side).

Protective rubbing strips Adhered type
8 To remove a rubbing strip, you will need to heat the strip using a suitable hot air blower.

Care must be taken to protect the paintwork.

9 Clean off any adhesive and polish using white spirit and a suitable silicone remover.

10 Before fitting the new strip into position, check that the contact area on the body is dry and heat it to a temperature of 35∞C. Peel back the foil from the new strip and carefully locate it into position by pressing firmly home, particularly at each end.

Clipped type
11 The side rubbing strips may be removed using a lever to prise them from their fixing clips (see illustration). Protect the paintwork by taping the end of the lever.

27.11 Side rubbing strip components
27.11 Side rubbing strip components

1 Rubbing strip
2 Retainer
3 Clip

12 When fitting a strip, engage the lower edge under the clip and give a sharp blow with the hand to force the upper edge into engagement.


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