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#1 old_n07

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:04 AM

Updated DIY guides index for MK4 Golf and Bora, post forum move Jan 2014


I've been back through all the pages in this section and compiled the index below from scratch and tidied up where necessary, from page 12 back most of the links and pictures are dead and I've edited the thread titles to reflect this.


The links below had live pictures at the time of posting, any links that had dead pics have not been included in this index.


General

  Configuring com port for VCDS in Windows Link
     
Software Mods Remote Windows activation Link - External Link
  Miles to empty Link
     
Coding Cluster swap (immo3 to Immo3) Link
  Cluster swap (immo2 to immo3) Link
  Key matching with VCDS Link
  Key remote coding without VCDS (for unlocking the car) Link - Link 2
  Steering angle sensor caliberation on ESP equiped cars Link
  ESP defeat on R32 and 2wd 6 speed Link
     
Other Web Links Vortex MK4 guides Vortex Link
  Golf GTi forum DIY guides External Link
  Pocket rocket VW guides (click on the small pictures under the Golf) External Link
  Formoshun External Link
  Foxy's web site (Web archive) External Link
  My Turbo Diesel MK4 Guides External Link
     
Youtube Links    
  BMAC Vags - various DIY videos Youtube

 

Electrical

  How to get the best from your cars charging system Link
  How to understand a little bit more about your car's charging system Link
  Releasing wires from connector blocks using a paper clip Link
     
Lighting Bulb types for the MK4 platform Link
  Manual aircon switch bulb replacement Link
  Joey Mod - Bora headlights Link
  Joey Mod - Golf headlights Link
  Bi-xenon - Bora headlights Link
  Bora OEM xenon adjuster repair Link
  OEM Golf xenon early to late model ballast upgrade Link
  Fitting EI wire to FK angel eyes Link
  Hella Celis voltage regulator replacement Vortex - Link 2
  Coming home \ auto lights Link
  Changing rear courtesy lights to LED bulbs Link
  Rear courtesy light removal Link
  LED Door Projectors Link
  W8 light install Link
  Wiring loom for bora vents and W8 light Link
  DIY W8 style light mod Link
  Spraying W8 light black Link
  US Side marker retro-fit Link
  Bora boot light upgrade Link
  Adapting a T5 neo wedge bulb for rear roof light Link
  Fitting HID ballasts into OEM xenons Link
  Puddle light mod Link
  LED DRL Link
  Interior bulb types and quantities Link
  Interior door handle LED mod - Foxy's guide Link
  Hazard Switch LED Indicator DIY/Modification Link
     
Wiring OEM Xenon wiring adapters and rheostat mod Link
  Heated seat loom installation Link
  Heated recaro seats Vortex Link
  Kufatec heated seat loom installation Link
  Wing mirror memory function for power adjustable seats Link
  How to wire Audi A3 seats into a MK4 Link
  Aircon fan fix Link 1 - Link 2
  Repair wiring for reversing light Link
  Retro fit an immo3 CCM, alarm siren and sensors into immo2 car Link
  Upgrading the big 3 on MK4 Link
  Fit a USB socket into the cigarette lighter socket Link
  Emergency unlock switch Link
  Retro fit wiper stalk with MFD control Link
  Cruise control - retro fit Link
  Cruise control - 1.8T additional loom Link
  Fitting guages Link
  Auto diming mirror DIY install - Foxy's guide (with pictures) Link
     
Audio How to upgrade the stereo Link
  How to Get Rid Of Unwanted Noise From Your Car Hi-Fi Link
  How to choose and install car stereo amplifiers. Link
  How and why to change your mk.4's speakers Link
  How to choose And Design The Right Subwoofer Box. Link
  £2 aux input for standard CD changer setup Link
  MFD install and CD changer in glovebox Link
  VW CD changer lens cleaning Link
  Wheel arch sub box Link 1 - Link 2
  OEM stereo removal Video Link
  Parrot hands free install Link

 

Interior

Locking

MK4 Door locks module repair Link
  Aftermarket central locking install Link 1 - Link 2
  Boot Popper install Link 1 - Link 2
  Boot lock micro switch replacement Link
  Door lock barrel service Link
  Boot handle lock cylinder removal Link
  Rear door lock removal Link
  Replace LED door lock cap Link
  Ignition barrel chage Link
  Ignition barrel lock cylinder change Link
  Ignition switch change Link
  Glovebox latch repair Link
     
Pedals Broken Clutch pedal repair Link
  Clutch master cylinder repair Link
  Brake pedal switch adjustment Link
     
Instruments Cluster LED colour change External Link
  Cluster removal Video - Guide
  Boost guage fitting (PDF) External Link
  How to get your boost guage to sit at zero Link
     
Seats Removing and dismantling the front seats Link
  Heated seat element replacement Link
  Fix your clunking recaro's Link
  Fitting recaro rear seats into an estate Link
  How to remove rear seat locking mechanism Link
  Seat airbag resistor trick External Link
     
Windows Window regulator repair Link 1 - Link 2
     
     
Switches Passat mirror switch retro fit Link
  Wiper and indicator stalk removal Link
  Headlight switch removal Link
     
Interior trim DIY leather steering wheel refurb for £3.20 Link
  Leather steering wheel refurb Link
  Steering wheel removal Link
  Multi function steering wheel removal Link
  MK5 or 6 steering wheel install Link
  Dash removal Link
  Front ashtray removal Link
  Centre console removal Vortex Link
  Radio cage removal Vortex Link
  Gear knob change External link
  Front door panel disassembly Vortex Link
  Spraying walnut trim Link
  Spraying radio cage trim Link
  Removing Golf sunroof trim panel Link
  Vinyl wrapping interior trim Link
  Front door strip down Link
  Recover centre arm rest lid Link
  Fitting a centre arm rest Link
  TT pedal install Link
  Beetle turbo gear knob install Link
  Dual A pillar pod install Link
  Glovebox repair External Link
     
Heating system Air conditioning recirculation motor replacement Link
  Aircon fan fix Link
  Bora vent removal Link
  Bora vent installation Link
  Bora vents and W8 light installation External Link
  Climatronic retro-fit Link
  Golf vent removal video Link
     
Water Leaks Sealing the window winder pannel External Link
     
  DIY fiberglass speaker pods Link
  How to install Dynamatt Link

 

Bodywork \ Exterior

Painting Guide to spray painting Link
  Caliper painting \ Jacking car Link
  Spraying the front end Link
  Colour coding standard valances Link
  Spraying front grille Link
  Colour coding Bora rear badge Link
  Colour coding bumper rub strips Link
  Fitting side skirts Link
     
Doors De-locking guide Link - External Link
  De-locking - when something drops into the door.... Link
  Rear door "window triangle" removal External Link
     
Wheels \ Tyres Alloy wheel refurb Link1 - Link2 - Link3
  Steel wheel painting Link
  Polished lip refurb Link
  DIY plug punture repair Link
  BBS RC Centre cap dismantling Link
     
Windscreen wipers and washers Rear wiper motor removal Link
  Leaking rear washer repair Link
  Leaking rear waher pipe at C pillar repair Link
  Corroded rear wiper motor repair Link
  Fronter wiper mechanism change Link
  MkV washer bottle into a MKIV Link
  DIY de-wiper blank Link
     
Mirrors Power folding mirrors Link
  Subby mirrors Link
  Removing mirror housing cap Link
  Auto dimming side mirrors Link
     
Trim Sharan badge Link
  De-badge the hatch Link
   
  Badge removal Link
     
Bumpers Front bumper removal Link
  4 Motion Style tail pipe mod and valance install Link
     
Boot Wiring MK5 boot handle into the MK4 Link
  Bora boot pop Link
     
Lights Golf rear light removal Link
  DIY all red rear lights Link - Link 2
  Polishing foggy plastic lensed lights Link
  Fitting a new aerial base Link
     
Misc Sunroof drains Vortex Link
  Towbar fitting External link
  DIY Wooden roof rack Link

 

Engine

    Oil change (extraction Method) Video
    DIY Smoke testing machine for vacuum leak detection Link
 

 

   
Turbo system

Diesel

VNT actuator adjustment Link
 

Diesel

VNT Turbo clean with Mr Muscle Link
 

Diesel

How to cure sticking turbo vanes (VNT 15 / 17) Link
 

Petrol

K03 to K03s installation Link
 

Petrol

N249 valve removal Link
    Finding boost leaks Link
 

Petrol

Ebay intercooler fitting pics Link
 

Petrol

Welly Cooler - inc video and parts list Link
       
Injectors

Diesel

Unit injector change Link
       
Vacuum System

Diesel

PD Vac line simplification Link
 

Diesel

DIY N75 valve fix Link
       
Cooling system   Coolant tank swap without loosing coolant Link
 

Diesel

Temperature sender change (PD) Link
 

Petrol

Tempperature sender chaneg (1.6) Link
 

Petrol

Tempperature sender chaneg (1.8T AGU) Link
    Fan replacement Link
    Radiator change Link
 

Petrol

Thermostat change (1.6) Link
 

Petrol

Mishimoto radiator fitting to 4motion Link
       
Throtle body

Petrol

Cleaning Link
 

Petrol

Porting and polishing Link
 

Petrol

Cleaning (1.4) Link
       
Alternator   Fitting - V6 4Motion Link
       
Starter motor   Remove stripped bolt on solenoid mount Link
    Starter motor grinding fix \ replacement Vortex
  Diesel Bosch starter motor DIY refurb Link
       
Exhaust

Petrol

Fitting a stainless turbo back exhaust system Link
    Mufflerectomy Link
 

Petrol

Lamda probe change (1.6) Link
       
Miscellaneous   Guide to polishing and porting a head Link
    MK6 Coil pack cable tidy installation on a MK4 Link
    R32 DSG intake installation Link
    Secondary air pump repair Link
 

Petrol

Spark plug change 2.0 8V Link
 

Petrol

Crankshaft sensor change (4Mo) Link
 

Petrol

fitting an induction kit to a 1.6 Link
 

Petrol

V5 Auxilliary belt change Link
  Petrol 1.8T PCV simplification and catch can install Link
    ECU Removal Link
    Pollen filter change Vortex Link
 

Diesel

Fuel filter change (no pics) Link
 

Petrol

1.4 + 1.6 Crankshaft speed sensor swap Link
 

Petrol

Forge 007P DV service Link
 

Diesel

Allard egr delete hose fitting Link
 

Diesel

Camshaft change PD engine Link 1 - Link 2
 

Diesel

MAF Cleaning Link
 

Diesel

MAF install Link
 

Diesel

Glow plug change Link
    Silicone TIP repair Link
    Audi R8 oil cap modification to fit Golf Vortex Link

 

Gearbox + Drivetrain

     
Clutch Change (2001 AJM Diesel) Link
  VW guide to gearbox removal and clutch change Link
  Clutch slave cylinder bleeding (syringe method) Vortex Link
     
Drive shafts \ CV Joints Inner CV joint inspection and boot replacement Link
  Outer CV boot replacement Link
  2WD drive shaft removal Link
  Drive shaft removal and service Link
     
  Gearbox oil change Link
  Haldex oil change 4motion External Link
  Short shifter installation 6 speed box Link

 

Chassis, Suspension + Steering

     
Strut brace Installation Link
     
Wheel bearings DIY changing guide Link - Link 2
     
Lower arms Change the front lower arms and drop links Link
  Wishbone removal Link
     
Bushes Rear axle subframe bush swap (to cupra R) Link
  Fit polyurethane bushes to dog bone mount Link 1 - Link 2
  Fitting powerflex bushes to wishbobes Link
  Wishbone bush change Link
     
Steering Power steering fluid change Link
  TT Quickrack install Link
  R32 Quickrack install Link
  Bora steering rack change Link
  Steering rack replacement Link
     
Suspension Coilover fitting External link
  Fitting lowering springs (pdf) External Link
  DIY rear camber adjustment without removing bearings Link
  DIY rear camber shims Link
  Lowering a Bora 4mo Link
  Front ball joint replacement External Link
  Fitting Audi 80 \ 90 top mounts to a MK4 Link
     
Anti Roll Bar 2WD ARB change Link
  4WD Front ARB install Link
  4WD Rear ARB install Link 1 - Link 2

 

Brakes

  Fluid change \ Brake bleeding Link - Link2
Front 312mm brake upgrade Exernal Link
  Front brake pad change - Elsawin guide Link
  Front brake pad and disc change External Link
     
Rear 256mm rear brake upgrade Link
 

Rear brake pad + disc change (MK5 guide but the MK4 is basically the same)

Link
  Rear pads and discs Link
  ECS Rear disc install (R32) Link
     
Lines DIY brake pipe making Link
  Braided brake lines Vortex Link
     
Cables Hand brake cable change Vortex Link

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#2 DanMaytee

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

Brilliant work on this. Definitely needs to be made a sticky! :)

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:45 AM

Great work! Agree with Dan on the sticky! :Y:



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

This was a god send to me when i first joined the forum. Definitely agree it needs to be stickied to continue to help folk!



#5 old_n07

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

It's was automatically stickied when I posted the thread :Y:



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

fantastic stuff @old_n07 nice to see the list updated and looking 1000times neater and easier to navigate

the guide section is pretty important and a lot of net searches bring people to uk-mkivs top work



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

quality work mate much better for navigation :clap:

 

will save me hours of trawling this I'm sure the same goes for others too


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:58 PM

Updated with guides back to page 12 :Y:



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:21 PM

@old_n07 You are a true legend this should be pinned ! Great work  



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:51 PM

Great work Neil, version 2.0!

 

Going to have to pull my finger out now & fix the broken picture links in my guides after the site change over.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

Great work Neil, version 2.0!

 

Going to have to pull my finger out now & fix the broken picture links in my guides after the site change over.

 

Cheers its taken some doing but I've finally got through the whole section. Just need to do a page for the MK5 guides but there aren't too many of those which is a pitty.

 

It would be a great help if you could update you guides to fix the picture links - I've some to do myself as well :Y:


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

Hi guys, great work on this. I came here in search of guide to ignition barrel removal - is there one about at all? 

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

OK I found one through google, but not sure its on your referenced list? Excuse my mistake if so. 

 

Thanks

 

https://uk-mkivs.net/...gnition-barrel/



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:38 PM

Added it to the list, I originally posted that in another section and there will be plenty of other guides that folks have done dotted about the forum I should think so if people will put the links in this thread as they come across them I'll add those to the index as well :Y:


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:21 AM

this surely deserves to be pinned, great work


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

Love it, a lot easier to navigate, great work!

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:40 PM

Good guides well done to all concerned ,will save a lot of time and swearing plus damage to our cars and wallets. Peter



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

this is awesome



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:57 PM

@old_n07 not really a guide as such but guidelines for each bulb interior for mk4 golf

 

https://uk-mkivs.net/...-lighting-mkiv/



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

Added it to the lighting section of the index :Y:


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:22 AM

Good Work..!! :Y:



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

This is pretty incredible!



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:49 AM

Thank you very much, this sticky is exactly what we all need for our ageing mk4,s first class.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

Blimey this a godsend for a mk4 newbie like myself, good stuff. :Y:



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

This is awesome thanks!



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:23 AM

Top effort on this thread fella :D 


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Very useful good work as usual guys :)


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

has anyone got any tips on the best and easiest way to bloody change the headlight bulbs. just bought a mk4 golf and the side like is a pain to get to.

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:08 PM

Easiest way is to whip the front bumper off :Y:

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

hahaha fair enough. Looking forward to upgrading lights to hid. gonna have some fun at the weekend. cheers for the help 👍





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