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Removing / replacing internal tailgate trim
« on: June 05, 2024, 08:04:20 pm »
Hi guys,

I recently replaced the tailgate actuator on my Golf and I only had to pull away a couple of the clips nearest the replacement part. - got that from a YT vid :wink:

Question though, what the proper way of replacing the entire trim? Where do you start - I'm guessing the 2x screws in the handle recesses? But where do you pull the trim from etc.

I'll be honest, I'm a bit frightened of breaking it... I can't imagine they're cheap new? - if available still even.

The videos all just seem to imply brute force.

Thanks.

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Re: Removing / replacing internal tailgate trim
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2024, 05:41:17 am »
After the handle screws are removed it is all clips. Start from an edge and pry it out with a long flat head.

It will get to a stage where you can just pull it off
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Re: Removing / replacing internal tailgate trim
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2024, 06:21:50 pm »
After the handle screws are removed it is all clips. Start from an edge and pry it out with a long flat head.

It will get to a stage where you can just pull it off
Thanks man! Still haven't gotten round this - will action at the weekend :happy2:

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Re: Removing / replacing internal tailgate trim
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2024, 08:26:11 pm »
Get some cheap plastic trim tools off Amazon/ebay if you're worried about breaking it.