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Old Yesterday, 11:57 AM   #1463
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With a $10 terminal tool, it's pretty simple if you watch the DIY videos

Routing the harness (under the trim) is the only tricky part
Thanks, yeah I watched a video. I'm more nervous about the part when you get to the glove box and start messing with the terminals.
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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM   #1464
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What kind of front plate holder did that guy have?
It's a Platypus. Kind of a pain if you have park distance sensors... gotta line it up just right.

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Old Yesterday, 09:28 PM   #1465
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I'm doing a suspension install this sunday for another mk7 local. I wonder if the strut mounts design was improved over the mk6. A lot of the mk5/mk6 strut mounts get stripped and you have to cut them out. We'll find out!
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Old Today, 04:34 AM   #1466
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I'm doing a suspension install this sunday for another mk7 local. I wonder if the strut mounts design was improved over the mk6. A lot of the mk5/mk6 strut mounts get stripped and you have to cut them out. We'll find out!
When removing the top nut on the strut? I had no issues, but the car also had about 1000 miles on it.
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Thanks, yeah I watched a video. I'm more nervous about the part when you get to the glove box and start messing with the terminals.
With the battery unhooked, there won't be any issues and it's stupid easy.

Get the terminal tool & it's just swapping a couple wires & plugging the harness in.
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Old Today, 07:53 AM   #1468
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I'm doing a suspension install this sunday for another mk7 local. I wonder if the strut mounts design was improved over the mk6. A lot of the mk5/mk6 strut mounts get stripped and you have to cut them out. We'll find out!
The mounts are different shaped (they're angled), but still of the same design.
They actually use the same mount bolts still, lol. But on a newer MK7, shouldn't be an issue. I always put anti-seize on them when I reinstall the bolts along with the swaybar endlink threads, for the future.
And then they added a rubber isolator to the base of the strut (seat)

The strut bearing only installs one way (there is a notch on the mount to line it up with)....so make sure that stays the same.
Outside of that....just use the 2x4 method to remove the strut and it's like a MK5/MK6 still

The rears are a little trickier though, since now 3 bolts go thru each LCA....instead of just the 1 on the MK5/MK6
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Old Today, 03:06 PM   #1469
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that fragile light level sensor connected to the drivers side LCA always makes me nervous when working on that corner. It's so flimsy.
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Old Today, 06:00 PM   #1470
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The mounts are different shaped (they're angled), but still of the same design.
They actually use the same mount bolts still, lol. But on a newer MK7, shouldn't be an issue. I always put anti-seize on them when I reinstall the bolts along with the swaybar endlink threads, for the future.
And then they added a rubber isolator to the base of the strut (seat)

The strut bearing only installs one way (there is a notch on the mount to line it up with)....so make sure that stays the same.
Outside of that....just use the 2x4 method to remove the strut and it's like a MK5/MK6 still

The rears are a little trickier though, since now 3 bolts go thru each LCA....instead of just the 1 on the MK5/MK6
Heh I'm not worried about it. Have done a ton of suspension jobs for locals over the years. Sometimes the nutsert just strips out and spins inside of the strut mount. I dont expect to see any issue from a newer mk7.
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