Hi, thanks for your write up golfdave. I'm part way through following your guide. Front tunnel cover and MK8 rear aero covers fitted so far, noticeable difference in noise already and a jump in economy on my 1st commute. +4mpg was a shock but it must be down to other factors too.
The MK8 axle cover will fit perfectly once I order the right bracket instead of the left but I'm having trouble with the rear exhaust cover 5Q0 825 206 K. Has anybody else had an issue with this panel being too short? I've got a 2016 GTD DSG with sport & sound pack and my panel is 35mm too short and does look like it will also foul the exhaust if it did fit. The side body panels appear to finish in the same place as other pictures found and I cant find any other part numbers for different panels or fuel tank that might be causing the issue. The only thing I did notice was that my engine code isn't listed in control data which I assume is down to the exhaust placement?
Am I the only one who's had this issue? I can't find any reference of anyone else having the same.
Can't figure out what the problem is..... ...either wrong part given to you, or part letter has changed....parts as listed for the rear exhaust tunnel cover..
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This item covers the exhaust area where it bends around between the fuel tank & the rear wheel, by joining onto the fuel tank & the big under tray for the side of the car. The part code is 5Q0 825 206C, although ETKA says the product has been superseded by version "K". The item still has "C" moulded onto it, & is stickered over with "K" on the ID sticker! ETKA describes this rear trim as "production ceased 2013, replacement part is K".
VAG ETKA illustration for VW Golf Mk7/Body/No.825-000,
Parts list & approx. costs in UK £
For multilink rear suspension:-
Item No.18:- 5Q0 825 206 C (K), Underbody trim, £13.31 (x1)*** (might also appear as "E") (PR code = 0N4 for multi-link axle)
Item No.19:- N903 350 05, Speed washer, £?.?? (x2)
Item No.20:- N909 591 01, Clip/Speed nut, £0.48 (x1) ***
Item No.22:- N909 747 01, Black wide head T-star screw A04B, £0.17 (x2) ***
*** = Only these items required from the dealers in my project! ***