Yea I bought most of the piano black trim from AliExpress. Good quality, however there were a few pieces that had different alignment notches that I needed to modify. For example the silver trim from my car that sits in the piano a/c vent trim didn’t snap into place. Easy fix with a pair of tin snips or pliers, I’m assuming they are probably euro spec that has slightly different fitment than NAR.Does anyone have any experience with the Chinese trim from AliExpress? It seems like a full set of trim should only cost ~$200 or so, but no idea of the quality.
Can also get the honey comb pattern 8" trim for $55 from there, along with the silver shift assembly trim that breaks on everyone for $20.
This has been helpful for the most part, but for life of me I can not get the part number for the passenger dash trim that starts with 5GM-858-418-A i have bought the: aep, yoi, cck, and jp9 variants and none are gloss black/piano black. Please help
I'm abot 98% sure I saw the inside of a Golf TSI SEL that had all gloss trim, including the glove box and door panels. I haven't seen one personally but I thought the early Mk7 Golf R's were straight gloss black and not the faux carbon of the GTI's.
This is a work in progress as I'm sourcing these now. I'll update this post but feel free to copy/paste what I have and add to it. One thing that is annoying is that the color codes (last three letters) for the gloss black trim has changed over the years and sometimes within the same year. The color codes are also different for some parts, even from the same year and with the same description. For example the polar night color code for shifter trim is YLO but for the storage lid polar night is VX7 , why VW?
On the forums people call this trim various things like gloss or piano black, but even on VW parts sites I have seen black, satin black, black-it-up, gloss black... etc. The only way to be 100% sure is to verify with the place you are ordering that you are getting gloss black and not the faux carbon that was (is?) on some GTI trim levels. I've seen it called "black" as well. The other colors (dark magnesium, polar night, brushed silver) are usually called out in the part descriptions. Don't trust the pictures that vendors post. The only pictures I trust, ironically enough, are on eBay where someone shows the a part and the molded part number. And finally we get to the good stuff...
Driver Side Vent - 5G1-819-703-H-QYI
Passenger Vent - 5G1-819-704-R-QYI
Light Switch Trim - 5GM-858-060-YI2
Storage Lid - 5GM-857-351-YI2
A/C Trim (manual) - 5GM-863-041-TAI
A/C Trim (climatronic) - 5GM-863-042-TAI
Shifter Trim (w/o keyless start) - 5GM864263BXVI
Shifter Trim (with keyless start) - 5GM864263CXVI
Radio Bezel (8" glass screen) - 5GM819728FQYI
Radio Bezel (8" matte screen) - ?
Radio Bezel (9.2" MIB 2.5) - ?
Instrument Cluster (analog) - 5GM857189AAH
Instrument Cluster (digital) - 5G0857189BAAH
There are alternates to some of these, same color but from different years/variants. The vent part numbers I listed are from the Golf R (iirc) but the vents from the GTI Rabbit edition (which are also gloss black), are twice the price.
I kind of forgot about this thread, haha. I never did find the gloss black trim for the 8" matte screen. It would have to have been in a non-NAR spec car I think.Do you have an update on these?
Seems like you have some from specific years.