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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Adjusting striker pin

Special tools and workshop equipment required

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-


Socket -3410-
Socket -3410-

  Threaded plate -1- of striker pin is secured in pillar using a method which differs from the previous method.
  Bow outside of threaded plate is welded firmly to pillar. Webs to threaded plate are plastically deformable.
  Substantial force must be applied so that striker pin -2- can be adjusted with bolts -3- loosened.

Adjusting striker pin

  Only the adjustment for the left front door is described. The adjustment of the right front door is similar.
  The rear door must lock fully when closing without any additional force being required and must not have any play.
  The rear door must not be pushed up or down as a result of the striker pin adjustment.
Striker pin can be used to align rear door flush with side panel (to prevent wind noise) -arrows-.
–  Loosen striker -2- by loosening bolts -3- in C-pillar.
Substantial force must be applied so that striker pin -2- can be adjusted with bolts -3- loosened.
–  Tighten bolts -23- of striker pin -2-.
  Component Specified torques
Striker pin 20 Nm  
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