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All of golfdave's "How to retro-fit" guides

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
This is the complete list of ALL the "How to retro-fit" guides that I have written for my Mk7 Golf Estate (GSW).

Full details in each guide if they need to be adapted for the standard 3dr or 5dr hatch.

The main reason for this is that some of the guides are getting buried way down the list & I have had a job locating them for people! So I thought it would be beneficial to create a sticky (hopefully) in one place which contains links to all of my "How to" guides.

Because my car was a "loaded" (I went mental on the options list) UK (European) GT (Highline) there are many common "How to retro-fit" guides that I did not write as those items came factory fitted eg;- Euro light switch, LED reading lights, LED licence plate lights, LED visor vanity lights, Bi-Xenon's with LED DRL's, Front fog lights, Reversing camera, Dynaudio, etc., etc.

However this still left plenty of what I consider to be "essential" items not factory fitted!! Many of these items are factory fitted if you are in France or Germany, & yet my car came out of the same German factory as theirs!!

This proves that your country's importer are the ones who state the cars specification & many items they do not bother offering to buyers in the price lists etc... (not enough demand, marketing etc).

How to retro fit the:-

Rear subframe harmonic damper from the Audi A3 saloon.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...c-damper-from-the-audi-a3-saloon-2013.369369/
Screenwash Tank cap from the Audi Q7.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...enwash-tank-cap-from-the-audi-q7-2016.338207/
Front brake air guides from the Audi TT-RS.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...-front-brake-air-guides-to-a-mk7-golf.338137/
Front subframe cover from the VW Tiguan.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...ubframe-cover-from-the-vw-tiguan-2016.370077/
Bigger capacity battery.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...bigger-capacity-battery-to-a-mk7-golf.320084/
Newer coolant expansion tank cap.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...lant-expansion-tank-cap-to-a-mk7-golf.361483/
Engine cover to a 1.2lt -1.4lt petrol engine.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...ngine-cover-to-a-1-2lt-1-4lt-mk7-golf.320440/
Modified EVAP pipe on all EA211 1.2lt-1.4lt engines.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...-all-ea211-1-2lt-1-4lt-petrol-engines.365636/
Rear window spoiler fins on an Estate/Variant/SW.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...fins-to-a-mk7-golf-estate-variant-s-w.326362/
Cover the big hole in the rear bumper of an Estate/Variant/SW.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...mper-of-a-mk7-golf-estate-variant-s-w.318633/
Fix the turbo wastegate rattle on a EA211 1.4lt 140/150PS engine.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...e-on-the-mk7-golf-1-4lt-tsi-140-150ps.340805/
More Dynaudio badges.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...it-more-dynaudio-badges-to-a-mk7-golf.354821/
Official worldwide maintenance schedules.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...icial-worldwide-maintenance-schedules.353704/
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Still working on tiding them up:-
Front brake air guides from the Audi RS3.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...ake-air-guides-from-the-audi-rs3-2017.353411/
Jack pads from the Audi RS3.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...t-the-jack-pads-from-the-audi-a3-2013.339117/
Fire Extinguisher.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...t-the-fire-extinguisher-to-a-mk7-golf.320097/
312mm front brakes.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...-the-312mm-front-brakes-to-a-mk7-golf.338138/
Tyre pressure monitoring TPMS Set button.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...fit-the-tpms-set-button-to-a-mk7-golf.338152/
Lower rear suspension MK8 aero guards or stone guards.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...-guards-or-stone-guards-to-a-mk7-golf.375175/

Traction control ESC button.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...tion-control-esc-button-to-a-mk7-golf.320066/
Door exit warning lights from the VW Passat.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...arning-lights-from-the-vw-passat-2013.326032/
GTE air intake.
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...air-intake-to-a-mk7-golf.353884/#post-7167924
How to retro-fit skid trays, aerodynamic under trays, & stone guards to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8532

How to modify & improve the gearshift for a MQ250 gearbox on a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14444

How to change the oil on a MQ250, 5 speed or 6 speed, manual gearbox, Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?p=535289#post535289

How to:- EA211 engine:- heat shielding & how to sort the design flaws in the coil pack wiring
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42100


Misc guides:-

How the VW Golf GTI Performance Pack (PP) “Front Differential Lock” (VAQ) works.;-
www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39096
 
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Daner

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Stockholm
Thanks for collecting these all in one place! I have made very good use of at least one of them, and found all of them to be helpful and thought-provoking.

What are the other 4 that you are working on?
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Thanks to the above comments..

I'm hoping to have this thread made "sticky" if the mods will do it.

The other four I have done the mods (all VW items which could have been factory fit), not really the first to do, but the first on a MK7 for one of them..just need to write up, I might do a temporary write up for each then re-write properly like I still have the MQ250 gear shift to properly sort the pics

Just wait & see..
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Added three more guides!

TPMS (SET!) button, 288mm to 312mm brake swap & Audi TT-RS air guides/flaps.
 
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golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Added another guide, mainly because people are getting confused over the Audi jack pads!
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
That's the wastegate rattle fix sorted!

And guide added...
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Added the MQ250 gearbox oil change to the list!
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Added a new type of guide (bottom of list) after being asked to ..

"How the VW Golf GTI Performance Pack (PP) “Front Differential Lock” (VAQ) works."!!
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Added a new guide for fitting the Audi RS3 (2017->) air guides/ducts for the front brakes.

These supersede the Audi TT-RS items IMHO as way better!
 

golfdave

Autocross Newbie
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Added another "Guide"...well not a guide, basically I re-wrote out and deciphered the VAG worldwide service schedules...
 
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