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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing side spoiler

Removing
Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
   

Hot air blower -V.A.G 1416
Hot air blower -V.A.G 1416

  Note
  Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar.
  The side spoiler cannot be removed without damage.

Removing and installing side spoiler

–  Apply hot air to side spoiler -1- in area of adhesive strips -2- using hot air blower -V.A.G 1416-.
–  Pull side spoiler -1- off rear window -arrow a-, and pull it downwards off roof spoiler -arrow b-.

 
Installing new side spoiler
Special tools and workshop equipment required
  Professional cleaning cloth -VAS 6006-
  Note
Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar.
   
  Note
The side spoiler -1- is bonded with double-sided adhesive tape -2-.

Removing and installing side spoiler

–  Place side spoiler -1- on rear window, and mark the position with adhesive tape.
–  Remove side spoiler -1-.
–  Clean rear window and roof spoiler in marked area -5- using cleaning solution.
  Note
–  Apply glass/paint primer uniformly to bonding surface -3- on rear window, and wipe if off slightly using professional cleaning cloth -VAS 6006-.
Glass/paint primer flash-off time: 5 minutes.
–  Pull protective film -4- in upper area off double-sided adhesive tape -2-.
–  Slide side spoiler -1- under roof spoiler -arrow-, and align side spoiler.
–  Firmly press side spoiler -1- onto roof spoiler.
–  Pull protective film -4- off double-sided adhesive tape -2- which is to be attached to the window.
–  Firmly press side spoiler -1- onto rear window -3--arrow b-.
 
Installing removed side spoiler
   
  Note

Removing and installing side spoiler

–  Completely remove any adhesive residue.
–  Clean spoiler -4- thoroughly using cleaning solution.
–  Prime bonding surfaces -3- evenly in one stroke.
Glass/paint primer flash-off time: 5 minutes.
–  Cut adhesive strips -3- to size as shown in illustration.
–  When doing this, make sure to leave a tab of the protective film -2- to allow for pulling off protective film -dimension a-.
–  Further installation is performed in the same way as for a new spoiler → Anchor.
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