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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old January 6th, 2018, 17:01   #1
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Default MK7 - DIY thread

Not sure if there is a DIY thread in here but thought maybe we could start one so it makes it easier to find things instead of having to browse through bunch of "what did you do to your ..." threads.
I will try and keep it updated in a list format perhaps we can make this a sticky. please feel free to add on.

Social media Groups:
VW Alltrack & Sportwagen Kollektiv

VW vortex DIY:
VWvortex MK7 golf/GTI DIY thread

VCDS Tweaks:

VCDS tweaks for Golf R vwvortex page
VCDS tweaks from VWwatercooled page
Radio headunit settings while in motion


Engine:
EA288 oil change

Lighting & Electrical:

Battery - Larger Battery retrofit
Fuse - Adding fuse circuits to the inside inside fuse panel
Retro-fit lower door red/white warning/puddle lights


Interior:

MK7 frameless autodimming homelink mirror retrofit
Right side passenger under seat drawer
Full-size spare tire with subwoofer

Exterior:

Rear hatch window side spoiler fin retrofit for wagons another rear hatch window side spoiler link from tdiclub
Rubber oem jack pads
OEM retro-fit skid trays, aerodynamic under trays & stone guards for IRS


Suspension & Brakes:


288mm to 312mm Brake swap


Towing


Westfalia hitch and wiring install by Jedadiah


http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=487951
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Old January 6th, 2018, 17:02   #2
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Old January 6th, 2018, 17:03   #3
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Old January 6th, 2018, 19:25   #4
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This is a good thread!

Here's a good post if anyone wants to upgrade their MIB1 to an MIB2 infotainment system. You get a more responsive and faster system with apple carplay or android auto. Just did this recently.

http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31600
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Old January 7th, 2018, 13:16   #5
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Default door check stop mod

Why VW decided to put only a single door check stop at an unusable position (too narrow) with the only other position wide open ("bang against the car parked next to you") is beyond me. Here is how to change to a 2 position Jetta check stop: http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31902

And a couple of door panel removal links to access the check stop:
https://www.autoinstruct.com.au/manu...-trim-removal/
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ec7td257b...20MK7.pdf?dl=0
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Old January 7th, 2018, 19:30   #6
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Westfalia Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=478382

How to make your inner tails behave just like your outer taillights.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=478893

Full-size spare trim piece
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=478377


Not mine, but a good link for VCDS coding info for an MK7
https://sites.google.com/a/naturalne...ds-how-to/home

If you move any of these to the top, I’ll delete them here to clean up this thread.

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Old January 8th, 2018, 20:14   #7
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Thanks for these. I wrote to one vendor from this site asking about stocking the kit for the Sportwagen rear window side deflectors. I hope it goes well. I'm in need.
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E-ACCA was painless and I'd order again from them, any vendor here will probably order from them as well as they are the cheapest
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E-ACCA was painless and I'd order again from them, any vendor here will probably order from them as well as they are the cheapest
Do they ship worldwide? (Canada/USA)

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They ship to the US. Just takes some time.


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Subscribed. I've also asked one of the moderators to make this thread a sticky.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:51   #12
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VCDS Tweaks:
Great resource, lots of discussion and tweaks (all models/years)
http://forums.ross-tech.com/forumdisplay.php?11-Tweaks
Hill Holder turn off
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...97#post5320397
DTR on and off option
http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/foru...ml#post1040702


Electrical:
Constant accessory power (charge your phone without car running)
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=476748
Trailer light wiring for GSW
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...02#post5347402

Under the hood:
Remove clutch delay valve
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14745
http://www.vwroc.com/forums/topic/12...l-manual-cars/
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Have you done this on your tdi? If so, how do you like it on your tdi since the threads are for gti and golf r.

I actually had my transmission completely replaced under warranty (~17k miles) because they found the shifting fork was warped and pieces got into the transmission fluid. I had problems where the car wouldn't shift to first and reverse on cold start unless I put a lot of force. Also, first to second wouldn't shift smoothly. After replacing the transmission I haven't as much problems though I would say that depending on how cold it is outside, it still won't shift smoothly as if the gears are no lt aligned.
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I have not done it yet.
Probably not for everyone. Just guess that many manual drivers these days don’t understand what actually goes on while shifting and would be better off leaving it alone?

While shifting I try to match engine RPM so when the clutch comes back out engine is already right speed for the new gear. Otherwise if RPM is higher or lower the clutch slips and drags engine down or pulls it up to speed, not good for the clutch.
If you remove the delay valve and come out on the clutch real quick while shifting it would do this more aggressively, be harder on everything.

So if you’re good at shifting and matching speeds and occasionaly want to get on it and shift real quick you’ll notice the clutch doesn’t engage fully as soon as the clutch pedal is up, this is the delay valve doing its job.

I’d like to try driving without that.

Mine shifts real smooth warm or cold, never need to “force it”, a gentle nudge and it seems to suck the shifter onto the next gear.
Occasionally at a stop might not drop right into gear, just let up on clutch a tad to rotate the gears a fraction, depress clutch and try again, it'll drop in, don’t force it.
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Didn't think of that(release clutch a little bit and then depress), but will try that next time especially when driving in traffic.
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