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Botton hinge................13mm socket, place it between the hinge pivot and the hinge bolt, gently close the door untill you feel resistance, put a bit of pressure on it and remove the socket and test, keep appying more pressure until your happy with the result [;)]
 

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What I understood from above. I put a socket or a big bolt in the bottom hinge of the door so it clamps between a bolt (on the door side of the hinge) and the metal plate on the car side of the hinge when you close the door. Now put quite some pressure on the door when closing. Remove bolt and check. Repeat if necesarry.

Is this understandable enough or does it sound even more confusing.[:S]

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Botton hinge................13mm socket, place it between the hinge pivot and the hinge bolt, gently close the door untill you feel resistance, put a bit of pressure on it and remove the socket and test, keep appying more pressure until your happy with the result [;)]
Woohoo! fixed! wow such simple fix, wish i had done it ages ago!
 

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[:'(] I don't like to be the bearer of bad news but putting the socket in between the hinge and the door and bending it is only a tempary repair, the door will drop again after a while. The problem is that the hinges on the golfs aren't strong enough for the doors espically the 3 doors which have bigger doors, the only real soloution is to have new hinges fitted which also will have to be sprayed, you can do it yourself if you sort of know what you are doing but I would reccomend getting it done by a pro at a bodyshop not by the mechs in service. Sorry about this, check to see if your cars are still under some sort of warranty and maybe they could be done on this.
 

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[:'(] I don't like to be the bearer of bad news but putting the socket in between the hinge and the door and bending it is only a tempary repair, the door will drop again after a while. The problem is that the hinges on the golfs aren't strong enough for the doors espically the 3 doors which have bigger doors, the only real soloution is to have new hinges fitted which also will have to be sprayed, you can do it yourself if you sort of know what you are doing but I would reccomend getting it done by a pro at a bodyshop not by the mechs in service. Sorry about this, check to see if your cars are still under some sort of warranty and maybe they could be done on this.
Regarding how long the adjustment lasts if its 'temporary' then so is fitting new hinges but its done without the added ??[:'(]??[:'(]??

This is a long lasting and well used method with no disruption to the car or owner[;)]
 

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[:'(] I don't like to be the bearer of bad news but putting the socket in between the hinge and the door and bending it is only a tempary repair, the door will drop again after a while. The problem is that the hinges on the golfs aren't strong enough for the doors espically the 3 doors which have bigger doors, the only real soloution is to have new hinges fitted which also will have to be sprayed, you can do it yourself if you sort of know what you are doing but I would reccomend getting it done by a pro at a bodyshop not by the mechs in service. Sorry about this, check to see if your cars are still under some sort of warranty and maybe they could be done on this.
Regarding how long the adjustment lasts if its 'temporary' then so is fitting new hinges but its done without the added ??[:'(]??[:'(]??

This is a long lasting and well used method with no disruption to the car or owner[;)]
good point.[Y][:D]
 

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I was just pointing out that they will drop again, I think VW have strengthend the new hinges and this may cure it, I thought it may have been a help if I could pass on my experience from working in a VW approved bodyshop, at the end of the day it is up to the individual as to which road they want to go down, I just thought people should know about this[:O]
 

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I was just pointing out that they will drop again, I think VW have strengthend the new hinges and this may cure it, I thought it may have been a help if I could pass on my experience from working in a VW approved bodyshop, at the end of the day it is up to the individual as to which road they want to go down, I just thought people should know about this[:O]
fair point too fella, dont think you were being slated, just nice to have options.[:D]
 
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