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Old 11-06-2016, 11:36 AM   #1
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All of golfdave's "How to retro-fit" guides

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).

VW Golf Mk7 screenwash tank cap modification:-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26076

How to properly OEM+ retro-fit more Dynaudio badges to a MK7 Golf
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42734

How to retro fit the GTE air intake duct on the lock carrier
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showt...070#post624070

How to retro-fit the 312mm front brake discs (288mm to 312mm swap) on a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26006

How to retro-fit the Audi RS3 (2107->) Front Brake Air Guides/Ducts to a MK7 Golf;-
www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41323

How to retro-fit the Audi TT-RS Front Brake Air Guide/Flaps to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26005

How to retro-fit the Audi Jack Pads to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26990

How to retro-fit a bigger capacity battery to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7926

How to retro-fit a fire extinguisher to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7939

How to retro-fit the TPMS (SET!) Button to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26020

How to retro-fit an ESC OFF / Traction Control Button to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7908

How to retro-fit the door exit, red warning/white puddle, lights to a Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13887

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/showth...289#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

How to retro-fit the engine cover to a 1.4lt TSI, Mk7 Golf;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8285

How to fix the turbo wastegate rattle on the VW Golf Mk7 1.4TSI 140PS;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28690

How to retro-fit the rear window, spoiler fins to a Mk7 Golf Estate/Variant/S.W.;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14217

How to cover the hole in the rear bumper of a Mk7 Golf Estate/Variant/S.W.;-
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6471


Misc guides:-

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

Official Worldwide Maintenance Schedules for ALL versions of MK7 Golf, Hatch, Variant, & Sportsvan.;-
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41617
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:46 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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Great stuff dave!
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:23 PM   #4
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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..
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:09 PM   #5
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What a great idea. OP, you're the man.
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:34 PM   #6
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Added three more guides!

TPMS (SET!) button, 288mm to 312mm brake swap & Audi TT-RS air guides/flaps.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:41 PM   #7
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Added another guide, mainly because people are getting confused over the Audi jack pads!
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:44 PM   #8
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Wow, thank you for all of these!
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:15 PM   #9
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That's the wastegate rattle fix sorted!

And guide added...
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:08 PM   #10
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Great write up mate. Looks like I have plenty to get on with.lol one by one I'll get there
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:16 PM   #11
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Great write up mate. Looks like I have plenty to get on with.lol one by one I'll get there
Thanks & yep it'll keep you busy....
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:36 PM   #12
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Added the MQ250 gearbox oil change to the list!
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:08 PM   #13
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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."!!
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:57 AM   #14
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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!
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:43 PM   #15
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Added another "Guide"...well not a guide, basically I re-wrote out and deciphered the VAG worldwide service schedules...
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:51 PM   #16
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Done it again...how to retro-fit the GTE air intake duct, works on ALL MK7 Golf to let more cold air in, whilst proving protection from road spray intake!
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Done it again...how to retro-fit the GTE air intake duct, works on ALL MK7 Golf to let more cold air in, whilst proving protection from road spray intake!
I approve this mod
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