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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing bumper cover

 
Volkswagen R GmbH, optional equipment, “R Line” and “R”
  Note
The removal and installation procedures for the bumper cover may vary slightly, depending on vehicle model.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Removing
 

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

Removing and installing bumper cover

–  Remove tail lights in side panel → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
–  Undo bolts -3- in wheel housing (pointing upwards) on left and right.
–  Remove bolts -4- on left and right sides in area of wheel housing liner.
–  Remove spreader rivets -5- from underneath.
Further dismantling requires the assistance of a second mechanic.
–  Pull bumper cover -1- out of guide fasteners on left and right -2- of side panel -arrows a-.
–  Release bumper cover -1- upwards from fasteners -arrows b-.
–  Pull bumper cover -1- off vehicle in parallel movement -arrows c-.
–  Unplug connectors to electrical components (where installed).
General information and work instructions for the parking aid can be found in → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
General information and work instructions for the Park Assist system can be found in → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.

 
Installing
   

Removing and installing bumper cover

Further installation requires the assistance of a second mechanic.
–  If present, connect connectors of electrical components.
–  Guide bumper cover -1- onto vehicle in a parallel movement -arrows a-.
–  Press bumper cover -1- onto guides on left and right -5- of side panel until they engage with each other -arrow b-.
–  Observe gaps/shut lines → Rep. gr.00.
–  Clip in spreader rivets -4- from underneath.
–  Install tail lights in side panel → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
–  Additional work step for models GTI and GTD → Anchor.
–  Additional work step for models “R Line” and “R” → Chapter
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - bumper cover“

 
Removing and installing adapter
   

Removing and installing bumper cover

Removing
–  Remove bolts -5-.
–  Release fasteners -arrows a-, and pull adapter -1- off spoiler -3- and bumper cover -4--arrow b-.
Installing
–  Check speed nuts -2-.
–  Push adapter -1- onto bumper cover -4- and engage it in spoiler -3-.
–  Tighten bolts -5-.
Specified torques
  Bumper cover GTI/GTD → Chapter.
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