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Updated DIY guides index for MK4 Golf and Bora, post forum move Jan 2014

I've been back through all the pages in this section and compiled the index below from scratch and tidied up where necessary, from page 12 back most of the links and pictures are dead and I've edited the thread titles to reflect this.

The links below had live pictures at the time of posting, any links that had dead pics have not been included in this index.



General

Configuring com port for VCDS in WindowsLink
Software ModsRemote Windows activationLink - External Link
Miles to emptyLink
CodingCluster swap (immo3 to Immo3)Link
Cluster swap (immo2 to immo3)Link
Key matching with VCDSLink
Key remote coding without VCDS (for unlocking the car)Link - Link 2
Steering angle sensor caliberation on ESP equiped carsLink
ESP defeat on R32 and 2wd 6 speedLink
Other Web LinksVortex MK4 guidesVortex Link
Golf GTi forum DIY guidesExternal Link
Pocket rocket VW guides (click on the small pictures under the Golf)External Link
FormoshunExternal Link
Foxy's web site (Web archive)External Link
My Turbo Diesel MK4 GuidesExternal Link
Youtube Links
BMAC Vags - various DIY videosYoutube



Electrical

How to get the best from your cars charging systemLink
How to understand a little bit more about your car's charging systemLink
Releasing wires from connector blocks using a paper clipLink
LightingBulb types for the MK4 platformLink
Manual aircon switch bulb replacementLink
Joey Mod - Bora headlightsLink
Joey Mod - Golf headlightsLink
Bi-xenon - Bora headlightsLink
Bora OEM xenon adjuster repairLink
OEM Golf xenon early to late model ballast upgradeLink
Fitting EI wire to FK angel eyesLink
Hella Celis voltage regulator replacementVortex - Link 2
Coming home \ auto lightsLink
Changing rear courtesy lights to LED bulbsLink
Rear courtesy light removalLink
LED Door ProjectorsLink
W8 light installLink
Wiring loom for bora vents and W8 light Link
DIY W8 style light modLink
Spraying W8 light blackLink
US Side marker retro-fitLink
Bora boot light upgradeLink
Adapting a T5 neo wedge bulb for rear roof lightLink
Fitting HID ballasts into OEM xenonsLink
Puddle light modLink
LED DRLLink
Interior bulb types and quantitiesLink
Interior door handle LED mod - Foxy's guideLink
Hazard Switch LED Indicator DIY/ModificationLink
WiringOEM Xenon wiring adapters and rheostat modLink
Heated seat loom installationLink
Heated recaro seatsVortex Link
Kufatec heated seat loom installationLink
Wing mirror memory function for power adjustable seatsLink
How to wire Audi A3 seats into a MK4Link
Aircon fan fixLink 1 - Link 2
Repair wiring for reversing lightLink
Retro fit an immo3 CCM, alarm siren and sensors into immo2 carLink
Upgrading the big 3 on MK4Link
Fit a USB socket into the cigarette lighter socketLink
Emergency unlock switchLink
Retro fit wiper stalk with MFD controlLink
Cruise control - retro fitLink
Cruise control - 1.8T additional loomLink
Fitting guagesLink
Auto diming mirror DIY install - Foxy's guide (with pictures)Link
AudioHow to upgrade the stereoLink
How to Get Rid Of Unwanted Noise From Your Car Hi-FiLink
How to choose and install car stereo amplifiers. Link
How and why to change your mk.4's speakersLink
How to choose And Design The Right Subwoofer Box. Link
£2 aux input for standard CD changer setupLink
MFD install and CD changer in gloveboxLink
VW CD changer lens cleaningLink
Wheel arch sub boxLink 1 - Link 2
OEM stereo removal VideoLink
Parrot hands free installLink



Interior



Locking

MK4 Door locks module repairLink
Aftermarket central locking installLink 1 - Link 2
Boot Popper installLink 1 - Link 2
Boot lock micro switch replacementLink
Door lock barrel serviceLink
Boot handle lock cylinder removalLink
Rear door lock removalLink
Replace LED door lock capLink
Ignition barrel chageLink
Ignition barrel lock cylinder changeLink
Ignition switch changeLink
Glovebox latch repairLink
PedalsBroken Clutch pedal repairLink
Clutch master cylinder repairLink
Brake pedal switch adjustmentLink
InstrumentsCluster LED colour changeExternal Link
Cluster removalVideo - Guide
Boost guage fitting (PDF)External Link
How to get your boost guage to sit at zeroLink
SeatsRemoving and dismantling the front seatsLink
Heated seat element replacementLink
Fix your clunking recaro'sLink
Fitting recaro rear seats into an estateLink
How to remove rear seat locking mechanismLink
Seat airbag resistor trickExternal Link
WindowsWindow regulator repairLink 1 - Link 2
SwitchesPassat mirror switch retro fitLink
Wiper and indicator stalk removalLink
Headlight switch removalLink
Interior trimDIY leather steering wheel refurb for £3.20Link
Leather steering wheel refurbLink
Steering wheel removalLink
Multi function steering wheel removalLink
MK5 or 6 steering wheel installLink
Dash removalLink
Front ashtray removalLink
Centre console removalVortex Link
Radio cage removalVortex Link
Gear knob changeExternal link
Front door panel disassemblyVortex Link
Spraying walnut trimLink
Spraying radio cage trimLink
Removing Golf sunroof trim panelLink
Vinyl wrapping interior trimLink
Front door strip downLink
Recover centre arm rest lidLink
Fitting a centre arm restLink
TT pedal installLink
Beetle turbo gear knob installLink
Dual A pillar pod installLink
Glovebox repairExternal Link
Heating systemAir conditioning recirculation motor replacementLink
Aircon fan fixLink
Bora vent removalLink
Bora vent installationLink
Bora vents and W8 light installationExternal Link
Climatronic retro-fitLink
Golf vent removal videoLink
Water LeaksSealing the window winder pannelExternal Link
DIY fiberglass speaker podsLink
How to install DynamattLink



Bodywork \ Exterior

PaintingGuide to spray paintingLink
Caliper painting \ Jacking carLink
Spraying the front endLink
Colour coding standard valancesLink
Spraying front grilleLink
Colour coding Bora rear badgeLink
Colour coding bumper rub stripsLink
Fitting side skirtsLink
DoorsDe-locking guideLink - External Link
De-locking - when something drops into the door....Link
Rear door "window triangle" removalExternal Link
Wheels \ TyresAlloy wheel refurbLink1 - Link2 - Link3
Steel wheel paintingLink
Polished lip refurbLink
DIY plug punture repairLink
BBS RC Centre cap dismantlingLink
Windscreen wipers and washersRear wiper motor removalLink
Leaking rear washer repairLink
Leaking rear waher pipe at C pillar repairLink
Corroded rear wiper motor repairLink
Fronter wiper mechanism changeLink
MkV washer bottle into a MKIVLink
DIY de-wiper blankLink
MirrorsPower folding mirrorsLink
Subby mirrorsLink
Removing mirror housing capLink
Auto dimming side mirrorsLink
TrimSharan badgeLink
De-badge the hatchLink
https://uk-mkivs.net/topic/11618-how-to-grill-spraying-frame-badgeblack-badge/
Badge removalLink
BumpersFront bumper removalLink
4 Motion Style tail pipe mod and valance installLink
BootWiring MK5 boot handle into the MK4Link
Bora boot popLink
LightsGolf rear light removalLink
DIY all red rear lightsLink - Link 2
Polishing foggy plastic lensed lightsLink
Fitting a new aerial baseLink
MiscSunroof drainsVortex Link
Towbar fittingExternal link
DIY Wooden roof rackLink



Engine

Oil change (extraction Method)Video
DIY Smoke testing machine for vacuum leak detectionLink


Turbo system

Diesel

VNT actuator adjustmentLink


Diesel

VNT Turbo clean with Mr MuscleLink


Diesel

How to cure sticking turbo vanes (VNT 15 / 17)Link


Petrol

K03 to K03s installationLink


Petrol

N249 valve removalLink
Finding boost leaksLink


Petrol

Ebay intercooler fitting picsLink


Petrol

Welly Cooler - inc video and parts listLink
Injectors

Diesel

Unit injector changeLink
Vacuum System

Diesel

PD Vac line simplificationLink


Diesel

DIY N75 valve fixLink
Cooling system Coolant tank swap without loosing coolantLink


Diesel

Temperature sender change (PD)Link


Petrol

Tempperature sender chaneg (1.6)Link


Petrol

Tempperature sender chaneg (1.8T AGU)Link
Fan replacementLink
Radiator changeLink


Petrol

Thermostat change (1.6)Link


Petrol

Mishimoto radiator fitting to 4motionLink
Throtle body

Petrol

CleaningLink


Petrol

Porting and polishingLink


Petrol

Cleaning (1.4)Link
Alternator Fitting - V6 4MotionLink
Starter motor Remove stripped bolt on solenoid mountLink
Starter motor grinding fix \ replacementVortex
DieselBosch starter motor DIY refurbLink
Exhaust

Petrol

Fitting a stainless turbo back exhaust systemLink
MufflerectomyLink


Petrol

Lamda probe change (1.6)Link
Miscellaneous Guide to polishing and porting a headLink
MK6 Coil pack cable tidy installation on a MK4Link
R32 DSG intake installationLink
Secondary air pump repairLink


Petrol

Spark plug change 2.0 8VLink


Petrol

Crankshaft sensor change (4Mo)Link


Petrol

fitting an induction kit to a 1.6Link


Petrol

V5 Auxilliary belt changeLink
Petrol1.8T PCV simplification and catch can installLink
ECU RemovalLink
Pollen filter changeVortex Link


Diesel

Fuel filter change (no pics)Link


Petrol

1.4 + 1.6 Crankshaft speed sensor swapLink


Petrol

Forge 007P DV serviceLink


Diesel

Allard egr delete hose fittingLink


Diesel

Camshaft change PD engineLink 1 - Link 2


Diesel

MAF CleaningLink


Diesel

MAF installLink


Diesel

Glow plug changeLink
Silicone TIP repairLink
Audi R8 oil cap modification to fit GolfVortex Link



Gearbox + Drivetrain

ClutchChange (2001 AJM Diesel)Link
VW guide to gearbox removal and clutch changeLink
Clutch slave cylinder bleeding (syringe method)Vortex Link
Drive shafts \ CV JointsInner CV joint inspection and boot replacementLink
Outer CV boot replacementLink
2WD drive shaft removalLink
Drive shaft removal and serviceLink
Gearbox oil changeLink
Haldex oil change 4motionExternal Link
Short shifter installation 6 speed boxLink



Chassis, Suspension + Steering

Strut braceInstallationLink
Wheel bearingsDIY changing guideLink - Link 2
Lower armsChange the front lower arms and drop linksLink
Wishbone removalLink
BushesRear axle subframe bush swap (to cupra R)Link
Fit polyurethane bushes to dog bone mountLink 1 - Link 2
Fitting powerflex bushes to wishbobesLink
Wishbone bush changeLink
SteeringPower steering fluid changeLink
TT Quickrack installLink
R32 Quickrack installLink
Bora steering rack changeLink
Steering rack replacementLink
SuspensionCoilover fittingExternal link
Fitting lowering springs (pdf)External Link
DIY rear camber adjustment without removing bearingsLink
DIY rear camber shimsLink
Lowering a Bora 4moLink
Front ball joint replacementExternal Link
Fitting Audi 80 \ 90 top mounts to a MK4Link
Anti Roll Bar2WD ARB changeLink
4WD Front ARB installLink
4WD Rear ARB installLink 1 - Link 2



Brakes

Fluid change \ Brake bleedingLink - Link2
Front312mm brake upgradeExernal Link
Front brake pad change - Elsawin guideLink
Front brake pad and disc changeExternal Link
Rear256mm rear brake upgradeLink


Rear brake pad + disc change (MK5 guide but the MK4 is basically the same)

Link
Rear pads and discsLink
ECS Rear disc install (R32)Link
LinesDIY brake pipe makingLink
Braided brake linesVortex Link
CablesHand brake cable changeVortex Link
 

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fantastic stuff @old_n07 nice to see the list updated and looking 1000times neater and easier to navigate

the guide section is pretty important and a lot of net searches bring people to uk-mkivs top work
 

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quality work mate much better for navigation :clap:

will save me hours of trawling this I'm sure the same goes for others too
 

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Great work Neil, version 2.0!

Going to have to pull my finger out now & fix the broken picture links in my guides after the site change over.
 

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Great work Neil, version 2.0!

Going to have to pull my finger out now & fix the broken picture links in my guides after the site change over.
Cheers its taken some doing but I've finally got through the whole section. Just need to do a page for the MK5 guides but there aren't too many of those which is a pitty.

It would be a great help if you could update you guides to fix the picture links - I've some to do myself as well :Y:
 

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Added it to the list, I originally posted that in another section and there will be plenty of other guides that folks have done dotted about the forum I should think so if people will put the links in this thread as they come across them I'll add those to the index as well :Y:
 
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