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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing A-pillar trim

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
   

Removal wedge -3409
Removal wedge -3409

   

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

Removing
Upper A-pillar trim
  Note
Removal and installation are described for the left vehicle side. Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate.
–  Release upper A-pillar trim -1- from door seal beading.
–  Carefully release upper A-pillar trim -1- starting at top and continuing up to first catch -arrow A- and -arrow B- using removal wedge -3409-.
  Caution
When carrying out the steps below, the curtain airbag may become damaged. For this reason, proceed with extreme caution when bending the barbs.
–  Insert a screwdriver between body and curtain airbag in area of each of the 2 upper retaining clips.
–  Bend barbs of the 2 retaining clips with the screwdriver until the retaining clips can be removed.
  Caution
Before installing, always renew the 2 upper retaining clips.
–  Pull upper A-pillar trim -1- upwards out of dash panel -arrow C-.
–  Disconnect connector on treble loudspeaker and remove upper A-pillar trim -1-.
 

Removing and installing A-pillar trim

Remove trim for triangular window.
  Note
Removal and installation are described for the left vehicle side. Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate.
–  Remove upper A-pillar trim → Anchor.
–  Remove A-pillar gap cover → Chapter.
–  Release trim for triangular window -2- with clip -1- in -direction of arrow A- from body mounting.
–  Pull trim for triangular window -2- with clip -1- upwards out of dash panel -arrow B-.
 

Removing and installing A-pillar trim

Removing lower A-pillar trim on driver side, LHD vehicles
–  Release sill panel moulding from body in area of overlap to lower trim of A-pillar → Chapter.
–  Remove A-pillar gap cover → Chapter.

Removing and installing A-pillar trim

–  Remove bonnet operating lever -3- → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.55.
–  Remove clip -2-.
–  Release lower A-pillar trim -1- in -direction of arrow B- from body. Release lower A-pillar trim from door seal beading while doing so.
–  Remove lower A-pillar trim -1- in -direction of arrow A- from mounting.
Removing lower A-pillar trim on driver side, RHD vehicles
–  Release sill panel moulding from body in area of overlap to lower trim of A-pillar → Chapter.
–  Remove A-pillar gap cover → Chapter.

Removing and installing A-pillar trim

–  Remove bonnet operating lever -3- → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.55.
–  Remove clip -2-.
–  Unclip lower A-pillar trim -1- in -direction of arrow A- from mountings.
–  At the same time, release lower A-pillar trim -1- in -direction of arrow B- from body. Release lower A-pillar trim from door seal beading while doing so.
–  Push floor covering in area of bolted connections aside and unscrew nuts -arrows-.
–  Lift bracket -1- off studs and pull it out from beneath floor covering.
 

Removing and installing A-pillar trim

Removing lower A-pillar trim on front passenger side
–  Release sill panel moulding from body in area of overlap to lower trim of A-pillar → Chapter.
–  Remove A-pillar gap cover → Chapter.

Removing and installing A-pillar trim

–  Release lower A-pillar trim -1- in -direction of arrow A- from body. Release lower A-pillar trim from door seal beading while doing so.
–  Remove lower A-pillar trim -1- in -direction of arrow B- from A-pillar.
 
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 A-pillar trims for installation.
  •   Following installation, ensure that the A-pillars trim are positioned in door seal beading.
Installation is carried out in reverse order.
Specified torques
  → Chapter „Assembly overview - A-pillar trim“
   
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