Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Polo Hatchback (6R1, 6C1) 1.6, VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front brake pads / brake pad set on VW POLO 5 (612) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Anti-squeal paste
Copper grease
Drive socket # 12
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Brake caliper wind back tool
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Brake Pads for Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) and other VW models
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Brake Pad Set, disc brake
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VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Brake Pad Set, disc brake on VW Polo Hatchback (6R1, 6C1) 1.6
VW Polo Hatchback (6R1, 6C1) 1.6
Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Perform the replacement of brake pads in complete set for each axis. This provides effective braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for all brake pads on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Brake Pads on VW Polo 5 Saloon 2009 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. How to replace VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.6 TDI 2010 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. VW Polo 5 Saloon 1.4 2011 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Changing Brake Pads on VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.2 TSI 2012 by yourself
    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. How to remove VW POLO 1.6 2013 Brake Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  6. How to replace Brake Pads on VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 2014: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on VW Polo 5 Saloon 1.4 TSi 2015 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Need to know how to renew Brake Pads on VW POLO ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a drive socket #12.Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Changing of Brake Pads on VW Polo 5 Saloon 2017 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Spread the brake pads.Use a crowbar.
  10. VW POLO 1.4 Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Professionals recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  11. Replacing Brake Pads on VW Polo 5 Saloon 2019 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Measure the brake disc thickness. Upon reaching the wear limit the part must be replaced.
  12. Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.6 2020 Brake Pads DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  13. How to change Brake Pads on VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 2021 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Treat the brake caliper piston.Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement VW Polo 5 Saloon 2009 1.6 Brake Pads
    Step 14
    Press in the brake caliper piston.Use brake caliper wind back tool.
  15. DIY replacement of Brake Pads on VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.2 TDI 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Treat the brake pads in the area where their surface comes into contact with the brake caliper bracket. Use anti-squeal paste.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Tip:
    Make sure the disc surface is clean before installing the pads.
  16. How to change Brake Pads on VW Polo 5 Saloon 2009 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Install new brake pads.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure the pads are installed with linings facing the disc.
  17. How to replace VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.6 TDI 2010 Brake Pads - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a drive socket #12.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 40 Nm torque.
  18. VW Polo 5 Saloon 1.4 2011 Brake Pads replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  19. Changing Brake Pads on VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 1.2 TSI 2012 by yourself
    Step 19
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  20. How to remove VW POLO 1.6 2013 Brake Pads - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  21. How to replace Brake Pads on VW Polo Saloon (602, 604, 612, 614) 2014: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Brake Pads replacement on VW Polo 5 Saloon 1.4 TSi 2015 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  23. Need to know how to renew Brake Pads on VW POLO ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and top up if necessary.
  24. Changing of Brake Pads on VW Polo 5 Saloon 2017 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Tighten the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    VW Polo 5 – Press the brake pedal several times with the engine shut down until you feel the resistance built up.
  25. VW POLO 1.4 Brake Pads replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Close the hood.
    Replacement: brake pads – VW Polo 5. Professionals recommend:
    Slow down smoothly for first 150-200 km after the brake pads replacement. Avoid unneccessary and sharp braking to a stop.
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