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Old 01-10-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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How to retro-fit the Audi jack pads to a MK7 Golf

This guide is a “How to” retro-fit the Audi jack pads to any MK7 Golf, Hatch or Estate/Variant/Sportswagon. This is just the newer version of the old Audi TT jack pad modification to the MK4 Golf etc.

The car used in this a UK spec, MK7 Golf Estate GT (Highline), 1.4lt TSI (140PS), manual gearbox.

I would also like to thank forum member “kevinm” for posting up the original info in his thread :-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showth...?t=3266&page=2

So why do this post? Mainly to make it easier for search engines to find & to provide more details. Also this is done on an Estate/Variant/Sportwagon.
Also I note other people are wrongly fitting bungs without the correct cover pieces!!So just quickly did a how to, even though I did this 2yrs ago!!


Audi parts list & approx costs in UK £
Item No. 17:- 8V0 825 271, Large outer trim cover left side, £3.60
Item No. 17:- 8V0 825 272, Large outer trim cover right side, £3.60
http://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a3+...825-825000/#31

Item No. 20:- 8V0 804 631, Base plate for jack socket (Rubber bungs), £6.73 (x2)
Item No. 21:- 8V0 802 845, Jack socket left side, £6.73
Item No. 21:- 8V0 802 846, Jack socket right side, £6.73
Item No. 22:- 8V0 802 847 A, Jack socket rear (wedge pads), £7.74 (x2)
http://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a3+...803-803034/#22

WARNING:-
If you look at the original information on “kevinm” thread you will notice that there was a mistake over the part numbers for the rear jack socket pads. This ended up with myself & another member buying the wrong parts. YOU MUST make sure you get the rear jack socket pad ending with “A” (PR codes K8R=Sportsback, K8S=Sedan) otherwise you will get the wrong version which is a longer pad from the Hatchback (PR-K8G)

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On the factory assembly line the car is suspended by 4 locating pins which fit into the 4 holes that we are using. Once the whole underside, drive train, engine, etc. is installed, then the wheels can be fitted. Then the car is un-hitched from the assembly line cradle & rests on its wheels for the rest of the assembly line. The two rear holes have flat plastic covers pressed in, & the front holes are covered with the two trim covers.
However on the Audi S3 they fit these “jack locating pads” to move the car around & also to help in lifting the car when at the dealers for a service, due to the low side skirts.

Ever since people first started using the MKI Audi TT jack pad mod on other cars, there have been lots of heated discussions about the strength of the points, & if you should be jacking from there & not the pinch seam welds, etc., etc. I DO NOT want to go over this again here. All I have to say is Google it & make your own mind up, I prefer to have straight pinch seam welds. I have used this modification on previous VAG cars with no problems, & have now had it on my MK7 Golf for 1yr. I have been jacking my car up & down for various other mods, changing the alloys & have no problems using these Audi jack pads. I will say this, I have two 3ton trolley jacks, & using one jack each side can lift the whole front or rear of the car. Half the cars weight is still on the ground & ¼ is on each jack as per the factory. If I use one jack to lift a side, then half of the cars weight is on the jack. I try to get a 3ton stand under the other pinch seam weld on the same side to support (using a thick newspaper packer between the stand & pinch seam weld)
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:29 PM   #2
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Part I

Part I
Front pads:-
Using a T-star (T-25 size) bit/key, undo the black screw securing the existing front trim cover which is located near the rear of the front wheel arch. Press in the two rear tabs & slide the cover towards the rear of the car to release. You might also have to lever away the front tab also. It will be very tight! Now using some rubber/paintwork safe lubricant, press fit the rubber bung (Item No. 20) into the exposed hole in the “tower”. You will then need to fit a big socket into the “cup” of the bung & press it in by trying to lift the car up with a jack from that point. Then fit the new outer trim cover (Item No. 17). Now press the jack sockets (Item No. 21) into the bungs (get them fitted on the correct side of the car!), again use the jack to press it fully in. Refit the T-25 screw last, so you can manoeuvre the trim covers into their proper places.
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Part II

Part II
Rear pads:-
The rear wedges can be fitted very easily by removing the two plastic “bungs”. Then clip the front clip part on the jack pad “wedge” (Item No. 22) into the first hole & push the back clips into the second rear most hole. You will then need a trolley jack to push the rear part fully “home”.

Job done & another modification which is very easy to do & should be factory fit!

Pics to be done properly later!!!
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:52 PM   #4
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Part II
Rear pads:-
The rear wedges can be fitted very easily by removing the two plastic “bungs”. Then clip the front clip part on the jack pad “wedge” (Item No. 22) into the first hole & push the back clips into the second rear most hole. You will then need a trolley jack to push the rear part fully “home”.

Job done & another modification which is very easy to do & should be factory fit!

Pics to be done properly later!!!
Hi mate where do I purchase these parts from thankyou
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:07 PM   #5
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Hi mate where do I purchase these parts from thankyou
I bought mine from the parts dept at my local Audi dealers....

Either that or put the part numbers into eBay & see
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:04 AM   #6
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Just priced it out, around $200 USD... Phew. I'll be sticking to hockey pucks and 2x4s.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:51 AM   #7
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$8 jacking pads from Amazon are good enough for me.

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Old 06-10-2017, 05:11 AM   #8
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Countrymen, one and all: check out e-acca.com for these parts at a fraction. Little bit of a wait, but good success.

Oh, if you look close enough during manufacturing, you'll see when these pads get used.

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