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Removing and installing front wheel arch trims

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Release lever - 3409-

Exterior equipment

  • Adhesive strip remover - VAS 6349-

Exterior equipment

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Exterior equipment

  • Cable holder knob - VAG 1351/1-

Press tool - T20098-

Fitting notes

  • The bonded trim cannot be removed without damage.
  • Remove any adhesive residues of the adhesive tape with adhesive strip remover - VAS 6349- .
  • When installing or removing a trim, only the adhesive remover - D 002 000 A2- will be used for removing adhesive residues.
  • Ensure that the adhesive surfaces are free of dust and grease.
  • The trim must be bonded in place immediately following cleaning.
  • Remove protective film just before the installation.
  • The application temperature is 21º C

Removing

Note

  • The front wheel arch trim cannot be removed without being damaged.
  • Removal and installation sequence is only for the left side.

    Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate.

 

  • Tape over all adjacent painted surfaces.

Exterior equipment

  • Unscrew the bolt -2-.
  • Insert the cutting cord into the end of the top wheel cover -1- as shown in the illustration and cut the adhesive sealant in -the direction of the arrow-. Ensure that, in the process, the parts are not damaged.
  • Remove the front wheel cover -1- in -the direction of the arrow A-.

fitting

Preparing the wing for installation of the front wheel cover

  • Remove possible adhesive residues on the wing with the tool - VAS 6349- .
  • Clean the area of the wing in the front wheel cover where the new label cover is to be applied with isopropanol or heptanes alcohol.
  • Subsequently treat the front wheel cover mounting zone with silicone cleaner.
  • Allow to dry well.
  • Place the front wheel cover -1- on the wing.
  • Remove the protective foils -4- from the adhesive tapes.
  • Press the adhesive tape areas with a roller.
  • Attach the securing bolt and tighten.

Exterior equipment

Note The minimum hardening time for the adhesive is 20 minutes.

Removing and installing rear wheel arch trims

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Release lever - 3409-

Exterior equipment

  • Adhesive strip remover - VAS 6349-

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Exterior equipment

  • Cable holder knob - VAG 1351/1-

Press tool - T20098-

Fitting notes

  • The bonded trim cannot be removed without damage.
  • Remove any adhesive residues of the adhesive tape with adhesive strip remover - VAS 6349- .
  • When installing or removing a trim, only the adhesive remover - D 002 000 A2- will be used for removing adhesive residues.
  • Ensure that the adhesive surfaces are free of dust and grease.
  • The trim must be bonded in place immediately following cleaning.
  • Remove protective film just before the installation.
  • The application temperature is 21º C

Removing

Note

  • The rear wheel arch trim cannot be removed without being damaged.
  • Removal and installation sequence is only for the left side.

    Follow same instructions for the right side as appropriate.

 

  • Tape over all adjacent painted surfaces.

Exterior equipment

  • Insert the cutting cord into the end of the rear wheel cover -1- as shown in the illustration and cut the adhesive sealant in -the direction of the arrow-. Ensure that, in the process, the parts are not damaged.
  • Remove the rear wheel cover -1-.

fitting

Preparing the wing for installation of the rear wheel cover

  • Remove possible residual adhesive on the side panel with the tool - VAS 6349- .
  • Clean the area of the side panel where the rear wheel cover is to be applied with isopropanol or heptanes alcohol.
  • Subsequently treat the rear wheel cover mounting zone with silicone cleaner.
  • Allow to dry well.
  • Place the rear wheel cover -1- on the side panel.
  • Remove the protective foils -2- from the adhesive tapes.
  • Press the adhesive tape areas with a roller.

Exterior equipment

Note The minimum hardening time for the adhesive is 20 minutes.

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