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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing towing bracket

Removing
  Note
  •   Minor differences will be encountered on removal and installation, depending on version.
  •   For some versions the exhaust system may have to be detached and the heat shield may have to be pushed aside.
   

Removing and installing towing bracket

–  Remove bumper cover → Chapter.
–  Pull off locking element -7- on release lever -6--arrow a-.
–  Pull release lever -6- off Bowden cable -2--arrow b-.
–  Pull Bowden cable -3- out of lock carrier trim.
–  Thread Bowden cable -2- out of guide -8--arrow c-.
–  Pull Bowden cable together with grommet -3- out of vehicle.
–  Remove bolts -5-.
–  Pull towing bracket -1- in a parallel movement out of longitudinal members.
 
Installing
   

Removing and installing towing bracket

–  Installation is carried out in reverse order.
  DANGER!
The bolts -4- function as plugs and seal the passenger compartment against exhaust fumes, and must without exception be installed.
Ensure that grommet -3- on Bowden cable is properly secured in cross panel.
–  Perform functional check after installation of towing bracket.
Assembly overview - Bowden cable
1 -  Release lever In the interior 2 -  Frame In lock carrier trim   3 -  Grommet In cross pane ...

Removing and installing Bowden cable
Removing   WARNING It is not permissible to loosen bolts other than those specified. ...

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Removing and installing remote control receiver for auxiliary coolant heater -R149-, Golf and Golf GTE
  Note If the remote control receiver for auxiliary coolant heater -R149- is renewed, the remote control receiver for auxiliary coolant heater -R149- needs to be adapted to the auxiliary and supplementary heater using the vehicle diagnostic tester ...

Special connector systems
  Note If necessary, any housing catches in place (secondary locking mechanisms) must be released or removed prior to disengaging the contacts using the prescribed tool → Chapter.     ...

Removing and installing coupling rod
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- Removing –  Raise vehicle.   ...

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