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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing B-pillar trim, 4-door models and estate

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / General body repairs, interior / Trim, noise insulation / Interior trims / Removing and installing B-pillar trim, 4-door models and estate

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
   

Wedges -T10383
Wedges -T10383

   

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-

Removing
Upper part of B-pillar trim
  Note
Removal and installation are described for the left vehicle side. Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate.
–  Remove front belt end fitting → Chapter.
–  Move belt height adjuster to lowest position.

Removing and installing B-pillar trim, 4-door models and estate

–  Lever out cap -3- marked with an “airbag” symbol using a screwdriver.
–  Remove bolt -2-.
–  Starting at bottom, detach upper B-pillar trim -1- from door seal -arrow A-. To do this, fit wedge -T10383- on front edge of trim.
–  Unclip upper B-pillar trim -1- from lower B-pillar trim -4--arrows B-. To do this, fit wedge -T10383- on lower edge of trim.
–  Pull upper B-pillar trim -1- out of body mounting -arrow C-. To do this, swing trim towards inside and simultaneously pull it off downwards.
–  Thread out belt webbing with latch plate through slider for belt height adjuster and remove upper B-pillar trim.
Lower B-pillar trim
  Note
Removal and installation are described for the left vehicle side. Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate.

Removing and installing B-pillar trim, 4-door models and estate

–  Release sill panel moulding -2- in area of overlap to lower B-pillar trim -1- → Chapter.
–  Release upper B-pillar trim in area of overlap to lower B-pillar trim -1- → Anchor.
–  Release lower B-pillar trim -1- from door seal beading.
–  Release lower B-pillar trim -1- in area of retaining clips from body mountings using wedge -T10383-.
–  If fitted, disconnect connector on button for deactivating interior monitoring and vehicle inclination sensor -E616- and remove lower B-pillar trim -1-.
 
Installing
  Note
  •   Before installing, check all fasteners for damage and renew if necessary.
  •   Remove any retaining clips left in body mountings using removal tool -T40280- and fit them in B-pillar trims for installation.
  •   Following installation, ensure that the B-pillar trims are positioned in door seal beading.
Installation is carried out in reverse order.
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - B-pillar trim“
   
Removing and installing A-pillar trim
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Removal wedge -3409   ...

Removing and installing B-pillar trim, 2-door models
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Wedges -T10383 Removing ...

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