Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 D, VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 D, VW Vento (1H2) 1.9 D

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: air filter – VW Golf 3. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: air filter – VW Golf 3. Tools you'll need:
Microfibre towel
Fender cover
All the parts you need to replace – Air Filter for GOLF III (1H1) and other VW models
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VW GOLF III Variant (1H5) 1.9 D
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Follow the terms, recommendations and requirements of the part operation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – VW Golf 3
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Air Filter on Golf 3 1991 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.8 VR6 1992 Air Filter - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Golf 3 2.0 1993 Air Filter replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Release the air filter cover clips.
  4. Changing Air Filter on VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI 1994 by yourself
    Step 4
    Slightly raise the cover of the air filter housing.
  5. How to remove VW GOLF 1.6 1995 Air Filter - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the filter element from the filter housing.
  6. How to replace Air Filter on VW GOLF III (1H1) 1996: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Cover the air intake hose with a microfibre towel to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the system.
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    Step 7
    Clean the air filter cover and housing.
    Replacement: air filter – VW Golf 3. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Before cleaning the air filter cover and housing, cover the air duct parts, mass airflow sensor (if available), throttle valve with a clean cloth.
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    Step 8
    Remove the microfibre towel from the air intake hose.
  9. Changing of Air Filter on Golf 3 1991 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Insert a new filter element into the filter housing.Make sure that the filter edge fits tight to the housing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check out the correct location of the filter element. Do not skew.VW Golf 3 – It's important to only use high-quality filters.During installation, make sure to prevent dust and dirt from getting into the air filter housing.
  10. VW GOLF 2.8 VR6 Air Filter replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Reinstall the air filter cover. Fasten it.
  11. Replacing Air Filter on Golf 3 1993 2.8 VR6 by yourself
    Step 11
    Press the air filter cover clips into place.
  12. GOLF III (1H1) 1.6 1994 Air Filter DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  13. How to change Air Filter on VW GOLF III (1H1) 1995 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Close the hood.
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