Externally you'll see little change between the old and new version but mechanically and electronically, the two vehicles have some key differences. To stay in same position, you can apply some duct tape on the clock spring airbag 10. Bump stops are rubber bumpers at the top of the shock. If the door has been worked on before there is a good chance the shop drilled out the plastic rivets for the lock assembly and never replaced them, if that is the case you will still need to remove the inner panel but you will want to wait until the panel is off before removing the two 8mm 12 point bolts from the lock or it will fall into the door cavity. If the spring compressors fail then the sudden extension and release of spring energy can cause serious damage and injury.
I lower the car onto ramps or wood blocks to do this. Possible you left the electrical connector loose. If you are having troubles with your front door lock and it needs to be replaced, this article will take you through the process step by step. Sorry haha it's been a long day. It should look like the below picture.
If you counterhold then the strut shaft will just spin and you won't loosen anything. What plugs do you mean I need to retain too? Failure to do so will result in your account being locked out! The Koni reds are hydraulic and are adjustable. To load the suspension, rest the weight of the car car on ramps or. To preload the suspension, rest the car on ramps or use a jack to raise the suspension arm be careful to not rest the weight of the car on it and watch for the car shifting! Note the order of the bushings, mounts, etc. The only tool needed is a Torx 20 screwdriver. Now that the lock barrel works fine, I want to make sure everything else is fine too. They're cheap to replace but aren't normally worn out until higher mileage.
Your car will need an alignment after strut replacement. I think I might have picked that up on this forum — very useful information. These wiring plugs can be difficult to get at, as they dont give you much extra wire to play with. Is the dash loom one part or is it attached to the rest of the car? Pop off with a small screwdriver the cover nearest to hazard switch, then you can get your fingers in behind hazard switch body and easily pop it out no damage or force necessary. There is a wiring harness on the back of the motor that is easier to remove once the motor is off the door panel.
Alrighty, I've been fighting a broken horn, which turned out to be the clock spring. Remove the cables from the back 9. This can be done by raising the rear suspension arm to a slightly loaded position but make sure the hydraulic jack doesn't carry the weight of the car! These can act like a fulcrum or move and cause the car to fall down. The bump stop threads into the protective plastic cover and pushes into the upper mount. Hand tighten the fasteners before loading the suspension and tightening to their final torque. Now turn the steering wheel back to center, wheels pointing straight forwards.
I am tempted to do this however it seems a waste to take a perfectly good mk1 loom and cut all the plugs off of it to make it fit the original bits. Just remember that ride quality and harshness are highly subjective! If there are two plastic rivets then the door lock assembly is attached to the panel that the regulator is attached too. New strut mounts are recommended. For New Beetle only: the strut tops are under a cover. I see what you mean now about the mk4 dash loom, I am going to a whole car that's not too far from me so I can strip as much off of it as I like. Ideally you want to switch to a 2.
If you have good regular front bump stops and are lowering the suspension, you can cut the old stops to get to the correct length. Unfortunatel y with a mk4, there is a large overhang on the rear bumper, and it isn't really well suited for a towbar, so there might not be many options our there. After you tighten it, then you can release the spring compressors. But because they're so soft and combined with worn bushings, worn shocks result in a poor ride. These techniques can also be used when you have to tighten the nut. If it bounces and returns in one or two bounces, it is probably in good shape.
Remove the T8 Torx screw 7. Make sure you unscrew in small stages and eventually the lock and the plastic surround slides out easily. The picture below is for illustration, a torque wrench is not for loosening. Necessary tools: — A ratchet — A T25 Torx — A T8 Torx — A flat blade screwdriver — A trim tool — A tool about 10-15 cm long or a thin flat blade screwdriver 1. That is a really helpful set of diagrams mate cheers! A decent suspension refresh should include: upper shock mounts, shocks, front strut bearing, the lower control arm's rear bushing, and sway bar bushings. Cheers for all your help mate! When I needed to remove steering wheel a couple years ago to remove complete interior , did not know that this process would prevent steering wheel from locking. Once the hazard switch is proud of the dashboard the hazard switch is removed by simply uncliping it from connector… remove the near side bumper bolts and the wheel arch cover and then you will see one bolt hidden far side of the arch and the other down by the lights when you carefully prise the bumper away.
Remove those two T25 Torx 4. This is a very simple operation - two small screws retain the Cluster, then the two plugs need to be removed from the rear of the cluster. I only ask as I know the mk1 has it's downfalls with the fusebox and 30 year old wires are not going to be in as good of condition as the mk4 loom. See the above link for more details on the bushing and removal. Drive around for a day or two to let the suspension settle in. Replace the heat shield or wires as needed. But the carpet was wet near the brakes.
In your manual, you will see a few stretch bolts or self locking nuts used on the suspension, these are listed below. Hope this is of interest to someone. The water moved across the drivers column and down. This of course left me with an airbag code to clear. June 29, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't believe so. If you have an impact wrench, you can use it for removal but don't use it for tightening that nut! If thats what you mean does that mean the engine loom will effectively plug into the mk1 loom then? Make sure the air con is on, if fitted. Always point the spring and strut away from yourself so that if it does fail, it doesn't hit you! Drive for a day or two to let the suspension settle in and then get an alignment.