MK5 Golf GTI

All Things Mk5 => How to Guides / Troubleshooting => Topic started by: rich83 on August 25, 2012, 05:21:55 PM

Title: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on August 25, 2012, 05:21:55 PM
********** Work in progress **************

LOCAL GUIDES IN RED

EXTERNAL GUIDES IN BLUE


ENGINE, GEARBOX AND SERVICING

Cam Belt Replacement 2.0TFSI (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,114338.0.html)

Cam Cover Removal And Replacement 2.0TFSI (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7920.0.html)

Cam Chain and Tensioner DIY (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,106158.0.html)

DSG Basic Settings Tutorial (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,24158.0.html)

DV K04 Removal and Fitting (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,27003.0.html)

DV Relocation K03 to K04 Position (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,17736.0.html)

DV and PCV Diagnostic (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44709.0.html)

EGR Valve / EGR Cooler Delete Mk5 TDI (BKD / BMN) (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,72241.0.html)

Engine Cover Modification for Aftermarket Air Intake (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11138.0.html)

Removing Engine Cover (http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3794&postcount=1)

Fuel Pump Cam Follower (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8339.0.html)

Fuel Pump Cam Follower - Video (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,59369.new.html)

Fuel Pump Removal and Fitting  (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6871.msg106408.html#msg106408)

Intake Valve Blow-By Cleaning (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,59368.0.html)

PCV Change (http://vagdrivers.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=40537)

PCV Change (another link) (http://oooo-a3.blogspot.co.uk/2008/03/pcv-replacement-and-eurojet-valve.html)

Rear Engine Mount Insert (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44007.0.html)

S3 Intercooler Install (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1773.0.html)

Spark Plug Change (http://changegears.wordpress.com/maintenance-information/diy-spark-plug-change/)

Timing Belt Change (http://golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135872)

Wurth Engine Flush and Oil Change 2.0TFSI (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8030.0.html)

How to change your inline thermostats (Long warmup problem) (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,78341.0.html)



EXHAUSTS


CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION

Changing/Replacing Rear Anti Roll Bar (http://www.golfmk5.com/forums/showpost.php?p=115515&postcount=1)

WALK Fitting Instruction Video (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,9859.msg152002.html#msg152002)

How to cut front springs H&R supersport for more front rake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcMSJqmf1E4)



BRAKES

R32/S3 Front Brake Fitting (http://www.tyrolsport.com/index.php?p=page&page_id=tech_new&pg=tech-performance/techstep-big-brake-mk5)

Brake bell refurbishment (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3863.0.html)

NQSBBK Fitting (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35226.0.html)

Rear brake upgrade (http://www.worldimpex.com//assets/partdocuments/DIY_Rear_310mm_R32-1.pdf)
 



EXTERIOR

Boot Pop Modification (YouTube) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RgZTIMsJLc)

Doorlock Module Replacement (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52585.0.html)

Front Grill Removal (http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?686-DIY-Remove-Front-Grill-on-a-MKV-GTI)

Door Skin Removal (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2984471)

Fog Light Grills - DIY Open Grills (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,59371.0.html)

Headlight 'Joey" Mod (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52754.0.html)

Magnetic Number Plate Fixing (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,12447.0.html)

OEM Rear View Camera Install (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,10027.0.html)

R32 Rear Bumper Install (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3754634)

Rear Badge Placement (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4111.0.html)

Rear Valance Removal (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,21608.0.html)

Side mirror housing and side mirror lens removal (http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103242)

Wet sand headlights (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,26433.0.html)



INTERIOR

Ashtray/Ashtray Lid removal Mk5 Golf (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2016.0.html)

'Alu Strip' Trim Removal (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3968.0.html)

Bulb changing interior and exterior (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=107011.0)

Door Card Removal (YouTube) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ynh24TRcSg)

How to fit an Armrest (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,90593.0.html)

Heated Seats Retrofit (using Kufatec Loom) (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62645.0.html)

Manual Gear Knob Gator Removal/Fitting (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11003.0.html)

Rear Bench Removal (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3510.0.html)

How to fit underseat draws (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,54422.0/topicseen.html)

3DR Sliding Seat Repair (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,37400.0.html)

Passat Switch Fitting (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1800.0.html)

Removal of Boot trim and Removal of rear wiper motor (http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?627-DIY-Rear-Wiper-Delete-MKV-Golf)




AUDIO, NAVIGATION AND PHONE


RNS510 How To Update The Firmware (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,23779.0.html)

RNS510 Adding Speed Camera Locations On The Map Display (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2092.0.html)

How To Add AUX-In To An MDI Kit (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,36874.0.html)

How to retro fit a 6 CD changer, IPod, USB or MDI dock  (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,90603.0.html)

How to replace/change a head unit  (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,90600.0.html)

How to run speaker cable through door connector   (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,93154.msg934040.html)

LIGHTING


Door Warning Lights (http://www.my-gti.com/2150/adding-door-warning-lights-to-the-volkswagen-golf-and-jetta-front)

High Level Brake Light Removal (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=121067.0)

OEM LED Lights - Skyline Modification (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16607.0.html)

Puddle Light Retro Fit (http://www.my-gti.com/2084/adding-door-puddle-lights-to-the-volkswagen-golf-and-jetta)

 Skyline tail light mod for Jetta (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,55803.0.html)





ELECTRICAL

Adding additional circuits to fuse board (http://www.my-gti.com/601/addition-of-extra-circuits-to-the-volkswagen-golf-jetta-passat-eos-scirocco-rabbit-fuse-box)

Boost Gauge DEFI 52mm and OSIR Vent Pod (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2073.0.html)

Cruise Control Fitting (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35449.0.html)

Can Gateway Swap (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47405.msg589543.html#msg589543)

CECM Swap (http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3173886)

DSG Paddle Fix (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,22794.0.html)

Key Disassembly (http://www.riskin.org/vwkey/)

OSIR Replacement DSG Paddle Shifters (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7170.0.html)

Midline to Highline Clock Retrofit (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,33055.0.html)

Passat Interior Switches (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1800.0.html)

Skoda 1Z0 035 729B Bluetooth Kit (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,44094.0.html)
Title: Re: The How Guide Thread
Post by: rich83 on August 25, 2012, 09:34:07 PM
If anyone has bookmarked good DIY guides on here post them up and ill add them to the list. Its taking me ages to sift through 70 pages!
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on October 09, 2012, 10:08:35 PM
OK.. gonna start adding external links now and mark them as Blue to help differentiate.

Any guides you know of whack them here and ill add them.
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: smokey on October 30, 2012, 02:13:48 PM
Great to see one of my guides has been used here  :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on November 06, 2012, 01:59:40 PM
Updated.
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on November 23, 2012, 11:57:01 PM
Ta.. will add them soon.
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: marko on December 31, 2012, 12:46:51 AM
awesome read....
 :happy2: :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: Nodz on January 12, 2013, 07:36:03 AM
Here's one Rich, fitting side skirts to a mk5

http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/t/53368.aspx
Title: Re: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: torque777 on January 12, 2013, 08:47:29 AM
Wow some great guides there

sent using my own fingers
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: MC71 on February 04, 2013, 09:01:27 AM
Done.  :happy2:

Post fail. Here it is....

http://www.r32oc.com/topic/30471-replacement-wing-mirror-caps-mk5-how-to/
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on February 04, 2013, 09:06:09 AM
Thanks.. will add it later today.   :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: Tfsi_Mike on February 04, 2013, 09:39:55 AM

Great work Rich  :notworthy:
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: MC71 on February 07, 2013, 07:53:38 AM
A guide on "Fitting Side Skirts/Sill Extensions" just added by A1DAN2.0TDISPORT on here...

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,61433.0.html

And also this one posted by VC a few years ago to get them off  "Removing Side Skirts/Sill Extensions".

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2209.0.html

 :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: Grande_GTi on February 15, 2013, 11:23:04 AM
Is there a DIY thread on how to replace the front wiper mech.??

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: doylebros on February 15, 2013, 09:42:56 PM
This will help you If you read past the first section but you may need to use a tool if the arms have never been off!

http://www.r32oc.com/topic/29242-canbus-gateway-location-removal/

Many thanks for the gateway.
Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: MC71 on February 18, 2013, 11:25:33 PM
Removal of Boot trim and Removal of rear wiper motor.

http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?627-DIY-Rear-Wiper-Delete-MKV-Golf

A bit basic but might help someone. Removal of front grill.

http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?686-DIY-Remove-Front-Grill-on-a-MKV-GTI

Removing Engine Cover

http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3794&postcount=1

Changing/Replacing Rear Anti Roll Bar.

http://www.golfmk5.com/forums/showpost.php?p=115515&postcount=1




Title: Re: ***** The How Guide Thread *****
Post by: jason_rmh on February 28, 2013, 10:04:44 PM
Heated Seats Retrofit (using Kufatec Loom)
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62645.0.html (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62645.0.html)
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on March 30, 2013, 12:28:02 PM
I think this is up to date now.
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: ROH ECHT on April 14, 2013, 10:10:34 PM
Here is a vid I made afterward of how I cut my front springs(H&R supersport) for more front rake without doing anything but the cutting itself on installed lowering springs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcMSJqmf1E4
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: RENNTAG on June 19, 2013, 08:26:59 AM
Has anyone got a guide of what needs to be done to modify the standard GTI intercooler hoses to make them fit the s3 intercooler?

Thanks
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: jason_rmh on September 05, 2013, 11:26:24 PM
Ive just written a guide on EGR removal for BKD TDI:

How To: EGR Valve / EGR Cooler Delete Mk5 TDI (BKD / BMN) (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,72241.0.html)

Jas
 :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on September 06, 2013, 02:26:27 PM
Thanks Jas... added!  :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: rich83 on September 06, 2013, 02:30:36 PM
All up to date.
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: xjay1337 on September 11, 2013, 08:19:35 PM
I'm upset you didn't include my Pickup replacement guide rich

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,68442.0.html
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: Broomy on December 22, 2013, 03:48:33 AM
Some really excellent guides in this thread, looks like I have a lot of reading to do now :)
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: doylebros on January 26, 2014, 09:13:18 PM
This wants added to this section for a sticky

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,78341.0.html
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: Marc-5-GTI on February 06, 2014, 12:51:57 PM
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10909&highlight=fender+screw+mod

"The screw mod"
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: Gates on March 20, 2014, 07:15:15 PM
This thread should keep me busy for the weekend lol
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: gobbleplease on April 19, 2014, 07:51:53 AM
Brilliant idea  :happy2:
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: lukemk5gti on August 25, 2014, 03:29:01 PM
Rich, I see there's a full guide for refitting K04 DV but not a photo guide for K03 so I've made a quick one if you want to add to 'How To'?

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: pjuster on January 07, 2015, 06:14:27 PM
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078
has not been added to the main listing of howto's and should be called non ED30 DV removal and refitting.

also from the main listings the

DV K04 Removal and Fitting should be renamed to DV K04 ED30 removal and refitting.

IMHO
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: MC71 on January 07, 2015, 07:36:25 PM
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078
has not been added to the main listing of howto's and should be called non ED30 DV removal and refitting.

also from the main listings the

DV K04 Removal and Fitting should be renamed to DV K04 ED30 removal and refitting.

IMHO

Your forgetting all the other VAG K04 car catered to on this forum inc the other Mk5 Golf K04 Turbo'd car.

As much as I love my Eddy there are a few other K04 cars.
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: pjuster on January 07, 2015, 08:08:22 PM
ok dumb question how do I tell if mine is a K04 or K03 car ? its a 57reg GTI mk5

perhaps there should be two links in the front page
DV K04 + ED30 http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,27003.0.html
DV K03 http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078)

just my humble opinion to make it clearer
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: MC71 on January 07, 2015, 09:59:43 PM
ok dumb question how do I tell if mine is a K04 or K03 car ? its a 57reg GTI mk5

perhaps there should be two links in the front page
DV K04 + ED30 http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,27003.0.html
DV K03 http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078)

just my humble opinion to make it clearer

There is no need to mention ED30 when the turbo isn't solely for that car.

If yours is a standard GTI then it's a K03.

The K04 Turbo is in the Mk5 Golf special editions, those being the Edition 30 and Pirelli also the Audi S3 (8P) Audi TTS and Seat Cupra R and probably something else.
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: GrayMK5GTI on January 08, 2015, 07:36:32 AM
ok dumb question how do I tell if mine is a K04 or K03 car ? its a 57reg GTI mk5

perhaps there should be two links in the front page
DV K04 + ED30 http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,27003.0.html
DV K03 http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,87824.msg893078.html#msg893078)

just my humble opinion to make it clearer

There is no need to mention ED30 when the turbo isn't solely for that car.

If yours is a standard GTI then it's a K03.

The K04 Turbo is in the Mk5 Golf special editions, those being the Edition 30 and Pirelli also the Audi S3 (8P) Audi TTS and Seat Cupra R and probably something else.

Golf R & Rocco R
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: bigmig95 on January 08, 2015, 09:09:58 AM
Fitting DAB in an early mk5 with a tailgate aerial.  :happy2:

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,89829.0.html

Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: andybon on May 01, 2015, 10:33:49 PM
Just wandering if it would be a good time for the links in the first post to be updated as some don't seem to work, also some others that people have added put there too!
Title: Re: ***** The How To Guide Thread *****
Post by: Rholtby on December 15, 2015, 11:42:50 AM
This thread is great. Changed my DV, plugs and PCV this week. All in under 10 minutes each thanks to this guide  :notworthy: