Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 SDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 3.2 R32 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for Golf V Hatchback (1K1) and other VW models
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Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Right and left gas struts of the boot lid should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left gas struts of the boot lid.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 5 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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