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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Attaching the mounts and roof carrier 

 → Loading the roof carrier  

The roof of the vehicle has been designed for optimum aerodynamic effect. It is therefore no longer possible to attach conventional roof carrier systems to a rain channel on the roof.

As the rain channels have been integrated into the roof for better aerodynamics, only mounts or roof carriers approved by Volkswagen can be used.

When should the roof carrier be removed?

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

When transporting heavy or bulky objects in the roof carrier, the vehicle's handling will change due to a shift in the centre of gravity and an increased susceptibility to crosswinds.

NOTICE

Driving with a fitted roof carrier will increase air resistance and thus increase fuel consumption.

Roof carrier
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Attaching the mounts and roof carrier
Fig. 105 Attachment points for the mounts and roof carrier on 2-door vehicles Fig. 106 Attachment points for the mounts and roof carrier on 4-door vehicles First read and observe the introduct ...

Other materials:

Swellings in the tyre sidewall
A swelling in the sidewall of the tyre indicates that the substructure of the carcass has been damaged.     Typical causes for such damage include, for example, driving over kerbs at a sharp angle. ...

Removing automatic distance control unit from and installing on adapter frame, variant 2
Removing –  Remove adaptive cruise control unit -J428- → Chapter.     –  Detach fasteners -1- on both sides in direction of arrow -A-. ...

Removing and installing heat shield for centre exhaust system
  Note The removal and installation procedures may have to be modified slightly depending on engine fitted. Removing –  Removing rear exhaust system → Rep. gr.26. –  Loosen lock washers -2-. ...

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